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.
Added Authorizations Offered
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
Emotional Disturbance (ED)
Orthopedic Impairment (OI)
Characteristics Class: 7-week online course
Core Module: Five 3-week online courses
Specialized Health Care
Fieldwork/Portfolio: Candidates provide document 10 hours of experience, 20 hours of professional development, and 20 hours of observations and collaboration with program mentor.
Spring 2018 Course Timeline*
Program starts end of March 2018 and runs through August 2018.
*Note: Final dates to be determined