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    Dec 05, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog
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EDAM 554 - Policy Issues in Educational Law, K-12

3 Credit Hours
Educators must know the laws that govern the operation and conduct of their organizations as administrators face a highly litigious society. Will study the relevant legal principles that affect the operation, organization, and administration of American schools. Aspiring leaders will gain knowledge about legal issues that will help them in effectively performing their professional duties within the boundaries of constitutional, statutory, and case law. This course is framed around the necessary skills and knowledge of legal issues for building level administrative positions, mainly the positions of assistant principal or principal. School law elaborates on the legal rights, duties, and responsibilities of school personnel. Specific topics in this course include due process, tort liability, negligence, and contracts. Basic legal relationships between employer, colleagues, students, and adults are addressed.



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