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2020 Spring 15 Wks
PARA206/Lecture/BL1 - Special Education Law & Advocacy | Credits 3.00
This is a paralegal elective course that will give students a background in education law with a focus on special education advocacy on behalf of public school children. Special education advocacy requires extensive knowledge of education law, disability needs, and the legal standards that apply. Participants will be introduced to the history of special education law, develop an understanding of key concepts of special education expressed in case law, understand educational evaluations, develop an understanding of the business of special education law, and learn the ethics of advocating for students with disabilities. The history of special education law is rooted in Brown v. Board of Education and is traced through legislative and judicial history to include the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, the IDEA, the IDEIA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, through No Child Left Behind and the related other acts, such as the Every Student Succeeds Act. This course will focus on the substance and procedural aspects of federal and state education laws, rules and regulations for a law office paralegal as well as for a lay advocate. Topics will include pragmatic concerns such as dealing with children, parents, and school administrators. Prerequisite: PARA 130. 3 credits (3 Lec.) Spring semester.

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Registration Type Traditional
Fees N/A
Instructors Coretti, Justin M
Duration 1/22/2020 - 5/15/2020
Schedule WEB  12:00 AM - 12:00 AM;  Distance Learn - Web, Distance Learning - Web, Room BBoard
Credit Types Audit Credit Contract Dual Credit Equiv. Credit Global Connections International Educat Proficiency Exam Permission to Attend Regional Summer Sch Sr Audit Tech Prep X-Enroll
Class 20 Seats | 17 Remaining

Primary population and other student populations allowed to register for this course:
 Primary Population# Others Allowed# Others Registered
Campus  Tompkins Cortland Community College200
Program  Under Grad200
College  Social Science200
Department  Paralegal200
Class Level  Second Year200
Population  General200