Take your Advocacy Skills to the next level with just 12 One Day Courses.
The National Special Education Advocacy Institute, NSEAI, has been offering BCEA™ trainings since 2008. They offered the first and the only national Board Certified Education Advocate program. This nationally recognized program is available for the benefit of parents & leaders in the education advocacy field, such as yourself. ATTEND ONE CLASS OR ALL OF THEM
COURSE NUMBER: 900- SEI
COURSE TITLE: 900 – Special Education Issues
Lecture 5.50 hours with out of class assignments of 11.00 hours
Academic institutions may accept 1.65 quarter credit hours or a no-credit / non-certification grade per course.
This is the ninth of 12 courses in a National Special Education Advocacy Training NSEAT™ program. It may stand-alone or be combined with the full 12-course program as the education prerequisite to the NSEAI Board Certified Education Advocate™ application. This course was developed as a collegiate level course and is offered for continuing education credits at this location.
This course provides a broad introduction to special education issues not covered in the other 11 courses. An introduction to unique special education issue vocabulary and definitions is provided with an overview of national trends. Unique special education issues and appropriate programming is reviewed and outlined. Understanding dispute resolution options like IEP Facilitation, purpose of a NOREP / PWN, Mediation, Resolution Sessions, Due Process Hearings and the Stay Put Provision, Settlement Agreements, as well as Filing a Department of Education Complaint are discussed. What is FAPE as related to unique special education issues and programming. related to Private Placement, Response to Intervention, 504 Plan vs. IEPs, Generalization Across Environments, Transportation, Least Restrictive Environment, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, and Supported Inclusion are discussed.
This course is designed to expand parental and professional education advocacy skills with a broad knowledge base related to transition planning and mapping of outcomes. This course provides information to students with disabilities, parents of children with disabilities, educators, lawyers, paralegals, state and federal agencies and related service providers on research based educational programs and interventions and their use.
Dispute Resolution Options
Due Process Hearing
Filing a Complaint
Stay Put Provision
NOREP / PWN
Response to Intervention
504 Plan vs. IEP
Generalization Across Environments
Least Restrictive Environment
After completing the program, participants will:
• Define what inclusion is and its benefits
• Indicate the implications of the use of appropriate dispute resolution
models and methodologies
• Outline RtI and generalization of skills sets
• Identify issues related to settlement agreements.
• Describe strategies for creating an effective complaint to the state department of education.
• Define areas of consideration when discussing transportation at an IEP meeting.