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School Law Graduate Certificate - ONLINE

School Law Graduate Certificate – ONLINE

A 12-Credit Online Graduate Certificate Program for K-12 Professionals

UConn’s School Law Online Graduate Certificate cuts through the legalese to help educators, administrators, and policy makers understand the dimensions of K-12 education. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to ensure that educational practices in the classroom, school, or district comply with state (generally applicable to all states) and federal statutes and regulations and case law.

Legal issues covered include:

  • Educational technology (copyright, acceptable use policies, social media, “sexting,” cyberbullying, virtual education).
  • Parent and student rights (search and seizure, student discipline, speech and religion, homeless children).
  • Special education (individual educational plans, free and appropriate public education, least restrictive environment, student discipline).
  • Employment (teacher termination, collective bargaining, discrimination, speech protection, drug testing).

Upon program completion, students will be able to:

  • Apply their knowledge of school law to resolve school conflicts.
  • Identify ways in which their schools are out of legal compliance, and take steps to bring their schools into compliance.
  • Make educational decisions that are both legally and educationally sound.


We are currently accepting applications for the spring 2018 semester. The application deadline is Friday, November 10, 11:59 p.m. EST. Apply now to avoid last minute processing delays.