Ethics and Professional Conduct in Behavior Analysis
Development of both the knowledge and skills to act ethically and professionally within the established norms of the profession.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesAdmission to special education master's program or instructor's consent.
Course Outcomes: 

Knowledge of Legal Issues

The course objective for this course is an advanced level of the CEC/NCATE Knowledge and Skill Base Standards for teacher licensure. As a student in this course, you will demonstrate through various activities that you understand and implement practices that are in keeping with the laws related to students’ rights and teachers’ and paraprofessionals’ responsibilities (e.g., for equal education, appropriate education for students with disabilities, confidentiality, privacy, appropriate treatment of students, reporting situations related to possible child abuse, and so on). You will gain in-depth understanding of the legal issues related to the delivery of special education services, which you will be able to explain in writing and/or verbally.

You will develop and demonstrate a working knowledge of the following:

· Laws and policies for general and special education including the scope of law in education and its influence on special education, with emphasis on IDEA ’97, NCLB, FERPA, ADA, and 504.

· The rights of families as those rights relate to educational issues (procedural safeguards, due process, FERPA, ADA, and the Rehabilitation Act).

· The provisions of IDEA ‘97 including the IEP. FAPE, LRE, and Due Process.

· The influence of administrative rulings and court decisions through case law standards that guide practices.

· Various analytic frameworks that guide legal analysis.

· The dynamic nature of educational law and methods to identify tools and resources to assist students in keeping current.