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Education Law, Graduate Certificate

With the IU Online Graduate Certificate in Education Law, you’ll gain the knowledge to identify and respond to prominent legal issues in educational environments. This fast, flexible online certificate program prepares you with the legal knowledge to effectively work through challenging questions.

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Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 12

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $500.36

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $600.43

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

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Certificate Overview

Your Online Graduate Certificate in Education Law will help you acquire an understanding of legal principles and apply them to real-life classroom scenarios. You’ll also conduct legal research, collaborate with others to solve complex legal issues, and examine social justice cases of socio-economic status, race, sexual orientation, and gender.

You’ll graduate with an Indiana University certificate respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  2. 2.7 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

To apply to this program, complete an online application that includes:

  • Transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • TOEFL score (minimum 79) or IELTS score (minimum 6.5) (international students only)

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Note: This program is not eligible for financial aid.

Your Graduate Certificate in Education Law could serve you in such careers as:

  • Teacher  
  • School administrator
  • School superintendent
  • Special education coordinator
  • Educational law consultant
  • Educational law attorney
  • School counselor
  • School psychologist
  • Higher education administrator (particularly in student affairs) 
  • Dean of students

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Education Law, you must complete 12 credit hours.

Core Classes for the Graduate Certificate in Education Law
Course Number Course Name Credits
EDUC-A 608 Legal Perspectives on Education 3 Credits
EDUC-A 615 Advanced School Law 3 Credits
EDUC-A 675 Leadership in Special Education 3 Credits
EDUC-A 710 Research in School Law 3 Credits

Find course descriptions with our Search Schedule of Classes/Courses tool.

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