NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

The School Law Handbook: What Every Teacher Needs to Know*

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 examines the numerous school law and legal issues that affect the public school system. Educators will become knowledgeable about the various social and political issues that are manifested in school systems. It will provide educators with a general understanding of how various legal issues have been decided. The course will provide teachers with a school law background so they can work with students or educators and feel more comfortable in their school settings.  


1.  Educators will have a working knowledge of basic legal issues that affect the teachers and the public schools system.

2.  Participants will analyze legal issues such as school safety, facilities, drug and health issues as they relate to educators and school environments.

3.  Educators will be able to discern the legal dynamics related to religion, prayer, and curriculum issues in schools as well as free speech and expression. 

4.  Teachers will study the legal issues related to personnel management and decisions as well as the legal concept of governmental immunity.

5.  Educators will write about legal issues relating to students, teachers, parents and administrators as they apply to their school and personal experience.


The School Law Handbook: What ever leader needs to know. By Bosher, William. (2004) Alexandria, VA: ASCD. 197 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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