Exploring the Legal Structure of Public Education

This three-credit graduate level course is designed for educators from grades K-12. The participant will be provided with a basic working knowledge of the legal structure of public education. Where possible, particular emphasis will be given to school systems within Pennsylvania. Topics to be covered include church-state-education relationships, race-state-education relationships, school boards, financing education, curriculum, and graduation requirements. Court cases applicable to every area of public education covered in this course will provide opportunity to examine firsthand the reasoning of the courts in deciding important issues. The course has no prerequisites or prior requirements.

Course Details

Associated with Area(s) of Certification: NO
Designed to Improve Professional Practice: NO

Course Instructors

One of the following AES Instructors will be instructing this course:

Course Titles

Each Intermediate Unit lists the course with their own version of the title. Please refer to the titles below so you know which title to select when registering at your respective IU.

The History of Issues and Challenges Facing Public Education
Register with IU 10
The History of Law in Public Education
Register with IU 21

Take this course with

Central IU 10

$275

For more information about registering for a course with IU10, please see the instructions here. Before registering, please make note of the appropriate course title in the "Course Titles" box above.

Take this course with

Carbon Lehigh IU 21

$270

For more information about registering for a course with IU21 as a CPE member, please see the instructions here. For information about registering as a non-CPE member, please see the instructions here. Before registering, please make note of the appropriate course title in the "Course Titles" box above.