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Added Authorization Program

Mission Statement

​The 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.​


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Requirements to enroll in the AASE program include:

  • ​Possession of a Level 1, Level 2, preliminary or clear ed. specialist credential 

Fall 2018 ​Registration Will Be Posted March 29!

To register click on the links below. You can only register for 1 authorization per session. Registration closes one week before the program start date. *In the event we reach maximum capacity for an authorization, priority for the fall registration will be given in order of those placed on the waitlist. The added authorizations offered are:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Deaf-Blind

  • Early Childhood Special Education

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Orthopedic Impairment

Fall 2018 Course Timeline 

Mandatory Orientation (Online) - Choose 1 date to attend.

  • TBD or TBD at 4-5pm

Program starts TBD and runs through TBD.

  • ​Characteristics (ASD/DB/ECSE/ED/OI)

  • Assessment 

  • Collaboration 

  • Behavior 

  • Specialized Health Care

  • Transition

Program Overview

  • ​Characteristics Class: 7-week FULLY ONLINE COURSE

  • Core Module: Five 3-week FULLY ONLINE COURSES

    • Assessment

    • Behavior

    • Collaboration

    • Specialized Health Care

    • Transition​

  • Fieldwork/Portfolio: Candidates provide document 10 hours of experience, 20 hours of professional development, and 20 hours of observations and collaboration with program mentor.


  • No refunds will be issued after the program start date
  • $2,000 for first Added Authorization

    • $1350 for additional authorizations

The San Diego County Office of Education does not discriminate on the basis of harassment, intimidation, bullying, sex, gender, or sexual orientation in its education programs or activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, or sexual orientation in employment, and protects all people regardless of their gender or gender identity from sex discrimination, which includes sexual harassment and sexual violence.