Mission StatementThe program's purpose is to provide a learning experience for teachers that ensures all students, regardless of exceptionality, receive high-quality educational opportunities.
San Diego County Office of Education offers an Education Specialist Added Authorization program. The program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and was developed collaboratively by SDCOE, San Diego County SELPA directors, and special education teachers and specialists from school districts across San Diego County.
Added Authorizations Offered
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
Emotional Disturbance (ED)
Orthopedic Impairment (OI)
Characteristics Class: 6-week online course
Core Module: Five 3-week online courses
Specialized Health Care
Fieldwork/Portfolio: Candidates document experience, evidence of practice, and observations with guidance from an assigned Coach.
2017-18 Course Timeline*
Program starts end of September 2017 and runs through March 2018.
*Note: Final dates to be determined