Have you ever wondered:
- Can school officials regulate students' off-campus speech?
- What are the legal requirements regarding disciplining students with disabilities?
- Can teachers address political issues in the classroom?
These and many other questions are explored in the ELC program.
Our program is unique in that all core faculty members are lawyers with doctorates in education, so you'll learn from people with practical expertise in the courtroom as well as the classroom.
The certificate is valuable for a wide variety of school professionals including: public and private school teachers; school leaders including special education directors, principals, department heads, and superintendents; coaches, social workers, school nurses, school counselors, higher education faculty; and higher education staff and administrators, particularly those in student affairs, admissions, and executive offices.
Non-school professionals can also benefit, including: graduate students who seek a concentration in education law, as well as attorneys and policymakers who seek expertise in this area. Individual legal research, conducted during the Legal Research Course, can also be higher education focused.