This training is the equivalent of two very challenging college courses. The course is being offered as a combination of self paced web learning, readings, group and individual assignments as well as live virtual classrooms. The course schedule lays out the assignments required for each topic and the time/dates of the virtual classes. Participants must have a computer, web access, frequent access to email and be comfortable with distance learning.
Participants are expected to complete work before the virtual classes to be able to participate fully in discussions. If an issue arises that prevents this from happening, participants should contact the instructors to discuss options.
All Applications are subject to approval of the Course instructors.
Please note that individuals participating must be eligible for COPAA Membership [see the website for COPAA for details]. The course is not designed as instruction for new attorneys. Attorneys new to special education advocacy are encouraged to attend the COPAA Annual Conference Pre-conference attorney training.
$300 application fee must be submitted when applying. It is fully refundable if not accepted the SEAT program. If accepted it is applied to course tuition.
Upon acceptance, an e-mail notice will be sent with instructions on how to submit balance due ($750 for COPAA Members, $900 for Non-Members).
A limited number of qualified individuals whose family income is at or below 2 x the federal poverty level or who have extenuating circumstances may apply for a SEAT registration fee discount. To apply for consideration you must submit a letter of request. Please include information to prove that you meet the poverty guidelines (i.e., the first two pages of your federal tax return) to SEAT@copaa.org . A COPAA Representative will contact you to confirm eligibility and availability.