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2020-2021 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
2020-2021 School of Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDC 815 - Legal and Ethical Issues for Early Childhood and Elementary Educators

1.5 Credit(s) While working to meet the unique needs of students in our classrooms, teachers often encounter dilemmas that highlight the legal and ethical decisions that one must make as a professional working with young people. This course will introduce prospective early childhood and elementary teachers to their legal responsibilities regarding children’s well-being and begin to engage them in conversations about challenging ethical issues that they might encounter in their practice. For example, students will consider when and how to involve external services in advocating on behalf of a child’s rights and well-being or how to negotiate with colleagues who hold different viewpoints. Field-based assignments required.
Pre-requisite: EDS 860