Course Descriptions

EDU 595 - Legal Aspects of Pupil Services and Special Education

(Credits: 3.00)

The content of this course includes examination and discussion of the historical foundations of special education law and the examination, discussion and application of special education law. Emphasis is on the Individual Education Program (IEP) process including eligibility, IEP development and placement, due process, parental/student rights, dispute resolution, student discipline, and the relationship between special education law and other existing laws and regulations including No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title I, Title IX, Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Health Insurance and Portability Accountability Act (HIPPAA), and laws related to English Language Learners( ELL), child abuse and neglect, homeless children, children at risk, home schooling, regulations regarding parochial/private school students with disabilities and reporting mandates.

EDU 596 - Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners

(Credits: 2.00)

The content of this course includes examination, discussion, and application of the following topics to effectively meet the needs of all learners: Response to Intervention (RtI), service delivery models, and various instructional models including Universal Design for Learning. Connections to various stakeholders, including parents and community agencies, are explored.

EDU 597 - Leadership and Administration of Pupil Services and Special Education

(Credits: 3.00)

The content of this course includes the examination, application and discussion of various areas that are necessary to provide effective leadership, administration and advocacy of pupil services and special education. This includes: supervision of instruction, staff development, service delivery including staffing, and fiscal management.