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Student Advocacy and Legal Issues


Explore the teacher's role as student advocate. Examine the ethical expectations and obligations of educators. Investigate the legal issues of district policies, state statutes, and federal guidelines.

Learning Objectives - FL

  • Understand the foundations of abuse, neglect, and reporting abuse.
  • Identify characteristics and signs of abuse.
  • Identify strategies to use when reporting abuse.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the signs, types, and behavioral clues of abuse.
  • Explore substance abuse in children and adolescence.
  • Identify protected student rights.
  • Identify the types of possible harassment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of classroom control.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of effective teacher-student relationships.
  • Explore legal issues for educators.
  • Adhere to the Code of Ethics and Principles of Professional Conduct of the Education Profession in Florida.

Learning Objectives

  • Understands and practices professional responsibility and ethical conduct. 
  • Fulfills the expected obligations to students, the public and the education profession.

Documentation Methods

Participants must document their learning by completing the following summatives.

1 Multiple Choice Exam - Learner demonstrates knowledge of content by selecting the correct answer from the choices provided.
4 Reflections - Learner synthesizes previous knowledge and course content in order to develop a narrative response.

The summatives must meet 80% of the established criteria.

Project Team

Author: Cathy Starling

Developed by Beacon Educator staff.

Course Last Updated: 2022