Graduate Certificate in Legal Aspects of Education

This certificate is available online.

Contact Information
Phone: (217) 206-7516
Email: masterinedu@uis.edu
Website: www.uis/mae/

Legal Framework:  This online certificate program offers educators advanced training in the fundamental legal issues that impact schools and introduces recent legal development that school teachers and administrators are likely to encounter.  Educators seeking career advancement in administration or union/school board leadership will especially benefit from this series of courses.

The ten courses offered in this certificate program are the same courses our students seeking a master's degree take as electives.  By completing nine of the ten courses in the Legal Aspects of Education online course series, students can receive a special graduate certificate.

A passing grade in an EDL course is considered to be B or above. A failing grade is given for work below that level. A maximum of eight hours of C (2.0) grades is applicable to the degree (grades of C- or lower are not accepted), provided that a minimum GPA of 3.0 is reached at time of graduation and an approved Student Petition is on file in the Office of Records and Registration.

Required Course Options

Select nine of the following:18
Critical Legal Issues in Education
Legal Aspects of Special Education
Minimizing Legal Risks in the Education Workplace
Schools In The Legal System
Educational Workplace Employability Issues
Collective and Interest-based Bargaining
Teacher, Parent, and Student Rights
Legal Responsibilities for the Education Workplace
Political Action And Advocacy
Teaching Law In K-12 Schools
Each course is two credit hours
Total Hours18

Candidates must take and pass ISBE Licensure Exam(s) in their specific area(s) to qualify for state of Illinois entitlement.