This four-credit course will investigate and explore the legal framework and foundations of the American School system and their impact on schools, students, teachers, and parents in the twenty-first century. Topics of study may include the role of religion in public education, due process, the legal mandates of students with special needs, No Child Left Behind, etc. Students will explore and evaluate actual school law situations through case studies and other research. This course is specifically designed for the special education dual certification program.