2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Apr 25, 2024  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ECED 335 Law and Ethics (3 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Social Sciences; General Transfer Elective
Prerequisite Admission into the BAS-T program.

Course Description
An overview of current laws concerning special education in particular, and education in general. Professional ethics and advocacy will also be addressed as it relates to early learning programs and working with families and their children birth through grade three who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse.

Student Outcomes
1. Identify and explain the federal and state legislation that affects children, families, and programs for young children with disabilities.

2. Know, use and comply with the Washington Administrative Codes (WACs) as they apply to the design and implementation of early intervention, special education and related services

3. Explain the documentation, development, implementation, and monitoring of comprehensive Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP), Individualized Education Program (IEP), and 504 plans as they are constructed based on Federal Law in collaboration with team members and families.

4. Apply the laws, policies/regulations, and ethical principles regarding positive behavior management in the construction of disciplinary planning and aversive intervention for infants and young children.

5. Describe and differentiate the legal, judicial, health, and educational systems that assist families with infants and young children who are ability diverse, in order to advocate for, and refer children appropriately.

6. Discuss the advocacy provided through professional organizations and publications that support infants and young children with disabilities, their families, and colleagues

7. Define and discuss the characteristics that comprise high standards of competence and integrity in order to exercise sound judgment in practices consistent with the Council for Exceptional Children Code of Ethics.

8. Discuss the warning signs and potential impacts of abuse upon children including: physical, sexual, psychological, neglect, and substance abuse; and describe the state regulations regarding protection of children and reporting of abuse.

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