CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Dec. 5, 2001
Joint UI-UNI course explores special education law, policy
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa and the University of Northern
Iowa are teaming up to offer a joint graduate-level course over the Iowa Communication
Network (ICN) in the spring 2002 semester titled Special Education Law and
The course, which runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays Jan. 15 to May 17, will
focus on information and conceptual understanding of legislative, executive
and judicial action affecting special education programs for children and
youth with disabilities. It is intended for graduate students and current
educators interested in special education and its legal basis. Education administrators
may be particularly interested.
The class will be broadcast using a combination of the ICN and the Internet
to the Iowa City Community School District's Administrative Office, 509 S.
Larry Bartlett, Ph.D., professor in the UI College of Education's Division
of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, will co-teach the class with
Susan Etscheidt, Ph.D., associate professor in UNI's department of special
education. The UI and UNI are the only two state-approved licensure programs
in Iowa designed for administrators in special education.
"When the Regent's universities work together, there is a strong likelihood
that the result will be better than either can accomplish separately,"
Students can register for the class by contacting UNI's Continuing Education
Credit Program, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 50614-0223, or by contacting Kathryn Hockemeyer
at 1-800-772-1746 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about the class is also available by calling Bartlett at (319)
335-5307 or Etscheidt at (319) 273-3279.