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SPED 7125. Special Education Law (3-0-{3-3}) This course explores the legal rights and responsibilities of special educators, primarily in public school settings, in their actions with students who have exceptionalities and the families of those students. The course includes study of applicable constitutional law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (as it pertains to special education), Georgia Special Education law, and interpretative case law.


SPED 7158. Program Leadership in Special Education (3-0-{3-3}) A consideration of the process related to providing leadership in data-based curriculum planning or program development for individuals with disabilities. This course leads to the development of a proposal for the specialist project.


SPED 7725. Sociology of Special Education (3-0-{3-3}) This course focuses on the study of issues and topics affecting the preparation of special education leadership personnel and of research issues involving persons with disabilities and educational programs. The course will focus on reading and discussing classical works in the field of special education.