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ADOL643. Special Education and School Leadership

The administration of the special education program in public and private schools is a significant component of an administrator.s duties. This course seeks to familiarize prospective school administrators with the laws of special education and other laws related to handicapped children in schools. Three legislative enactments IDEA, Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will be addressed. The course also focuses on related topics including; (1) due process hearings, (2) remedies available to parents and school districts, (3) school records, (4) the identification and evaluation of children with disabilities including the process for evaluations, individualized education plans, placement, notice and consent, (5) discipline and (6) best practices for establishing a working relationship with parents of special education students. 3 semester hours