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Bullying and Harassment: A Legal Guide for Educators

EDUC 600




Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca

Grading: Graded

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Correspondence

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $165

Class Offered Through Teachers Learning Center

Course Description:

This course will examine the legal ramifications relating to bullying and harassment issues that educators are exposed to in school environments. Educators in the elementary, middle-school, and high-school settings will gain a better understanding of these complex issues and their own authority and/or limitations. Other social, educational, behavioral, and legal dynamics regarding these issues will be directly addressed. Educators will also review numerous recommendations and action plans for understanding these issues.


1.  Educators will learn about the legal background associated with school bullying and harassment, and their responsibility and authority to address these issues.

2.  Teachers will explore other areas of concern, such as sexual or gender-based bullying and other forms of student harassment in schools.

3.  Participants will evaluate how their school and district policies address these problems and what procedures they must follow.

4.  Participants will examine student threats and violence in schools, and analyze ways to address those issues. They will also look at harassment by adult staff personnel in schools.

5.  Educators will learn about the new internet forms of bullying, harassment, and threats that have developed with the use of "My Space" and other internet forums.


Bullying & Harassment: A Legal Guide for Educators by Kathleen Conn. 2004. Alexandria, VA: ASCD 207 pages. 


About The Instructor

Joseph C'de Baca
Joseph C'de Baca

Joseph C'de Baca earned his M.Ed. from the University of Phoenix, Denver, CO in Educational Administration. He earned his BA in Industrial Technology from the Metropolitan State College of Denver. Joseph is a former Social Studies and Industrial Technology teacher for 15 years.



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