Discipline Protections for Students with a Disability

Disciplining students with disabilities can be a little overwhelming for educators and administrations. During this course, you will gain the knowledge on processes and practices to understand how to better support these students. You will gain experience in learning definitions of different terms and practices. You will get resources that will help you to address behavior. You will also gain experience on how to apply protection for students with disabilities and those who are not yet eligible for special education in compliance with IDEA.

In this course, you will:

  • Understand Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Michigan Multi-tiered Systems of Support Technical Assistance Center, the Alternatives to Suspension and Expulsion Toolkit, and Restorative Justice.
  • Explore the definitions of terms and practices that get used in disciplinary actions.
  • Apply the different means of behavior issues through the IEP process.
  • Review what “disciplinary removal” is and when services must continue to be provided during a removal.
  • Recognize how you can run the Discipline and Consequence Summary Report in MSDS.

This course is offered in partnership with MDE. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our privacy policy.

SCECHs Granted


Who should take this course?

Support Staff

What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

Early Childhood
High School
Lower Elementary
Middle School
Upper Elementary

Course Partner

Course Vendor

Michigan Virtual