Graduate Certificate in Legal Aspects of Education

This three course program offers educators a unique opportunity to delve into the core legal issues that are pivotal in today's educational landscape. As you journey through this certificate, you will gain a deep understanding of the legal developments and challenges that schools commonly face. The certificate functions as a gateway to becoming a well-informed educator, equipped with the knowledge to better navigate the complex legal terrain of the education sector.

Grading Policy 

Passing at the graduate level is considered a B or higher. A maximum of eight hours of C (2.0) grades is applicable, provided that a minimum GPA of 3.0 is reached at the time of program completion and an approved Student Petition is on file in the Office of Records and Registration. Grades of C- or lower are not accepted. 

Graduate Degree Opportunity 

Students can apply the 12 credits in Legal Aspects of Education to the Master of Arts in Education or Master in Educational Leadership. 


Required Courses
EDL 522Legal Rights of Teachers, Parents, and Students in Educational Settings4
EDL 523Understanding the Education Legal System and Minimizing Occupational Risks4
EDL 524Educational Bargaining Approaches & Employability Issues4
Total Hours12