Special Education Law

This course is a skills based course in special education law from pre-K-12+ schools in the United States. Students will learn to apply federal special education laws to actual students’ cases. Students will represent either a student or a school district in a due process proceeding as part of a mock administrative hearing.  Topics covered will be the education of children with disabilities along the continuum of appropriate programs for students with disabilities, spanning a student's least restrictive environment to residential facilities.  Remedies for failing to offer a “free appropriate public education” will be explored, including related services, tuition reimbursement for private schools, and compensatory education awards. Students must submit written assignments most weeks, and will prepare opening statements, examinations of witnesses and a closing argument (post-hearing brief), applying the case law learned to the fact scenario presented.
Credits: 2

Type: SEM