School Law Online Graduate Certificate

A 12-Credit Online Graduate Certificate Program for K-12 Public School Administrators and Educators

In the field of public education, there are a vast array of state and federal laws that influence the work of teachers and administrators. Understanding legal provisions can help you and your students avoid instances that can violate the rights of all parties involved. Yet, with the pace of today's technology driven world, it's challenging for even the most informed educators to stay current with all the intricacies of school law.

Here's where the University of Connecticut can help.

If you feel you need to update your knowledge—or round out your understanding of legal issues and how they can impact your day-to-day responsibilities—you've come to the right place.

The University of Connecticut's (UConn) School Law Online Graduate Certificate is designed for superintendents, principals, staff administrators, teachers, special education faculty, policy makers, school board members, or anyone else involved with the day-to-day operations of a public school. This four course, 12-credit fully online program cuts through the legalese to help new and experienced educators and administrators understand the dimensions of K-12 education, providing the appropriate knowledge to help you effectively handle many of the legal challenges that commonly occur in our public school systems. Upon program completion, you will be able to:

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

We are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2024 semester. The deadline to apply is Friday, November 10, 11:59 p.m. EST. Apply now to avoid last minute processing delays.

Preston Green, UConn School Law Graduate Certificate

Dr. Preston Green Receives Named Professorship
“Thanks to the support of our benefactors, the Neag School is very pleased to bestow this honor to Dr. Green for his exceptional ongoing work. Dr. Green serves as a leading, highly sought-after expert and speaker, a prolific and pioneering researcher, and an innovative faculty scholar.”

What Are They Saying

UConn Online Graduate Certificate in School, James Zavodjanicik

“When people ask me about the program, I always say that if you are willing to put the work in, you will not only get a solid foundation in School Law, but you’ll also complete the program with ...”

UConn School Law Online Graduate Certificate, Melissa Hickey

Assistant Principal
“Recently, we had a discipline incident that involved numerous stakeholders and required specific steps. Thanks to having gone through the School Law program, I already knew the terms involved and ...”

AMY COLE ('19)
Director of Studies at Hawaii Preparatory Academy
“For me, taking one course a semester was very doable. I didn’t necessarily take the courses to earn the certificate, but I did appreciate receiving the certificate after completing all...”

School Law Online Graduate Certificate Student: KELLY MELZER

Speech and Language Pathologist
“We worked together as a group, but at our own pace. The Husky CT/Blackboard online platform is beneficial to people like me who work full time, and don’t have extra time to commute to a class.”