Required for License(s):
Constitutional and statutory provisions governing a public school system are examined on local, state and national levels. Particular attention will be paid to the legal and ethical parameters of compliance of federal and state guidelines, legislation, judicial decisions, and precedent-setting cases generated to meet the needs of diverse student populations.
This course may be taken either as part of a Licensure Program or as an individual course for PDPs. Graduate Credit through Fitchburg State University is available at additional cost; Master’s Degree and CAGS options are available. This course is included in your CES Initial Licensure tuition cost if it is required for your program. If you are a Licensure Enrollee and your account is in good standing, please indicate your status when registering for the course. This course may also be taken individually for professional development and/or license renewal.
Important Notice for License Program Enrollees: Licensure Program Enrollees must take courses in sequence.
This course includes a mix of asynchronous and synchronous online learning experiences. The first synchronous meeting session will be held at 97 Hawley St. in Northampton (pending COVID guidance) with the remaining sessions via Google Meet.
Please note, two online evening sessions will be held on July 29th and 30th.
Coursework begins on the course start date. You will be required to log in and complete activities prior to the first online synchronous session. Please reserve all meeting dates listed.