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.
Requirements to enroll in the AASE program include:
- Possession of a Level 1, Level 2, preliminary or clear ed. specialist credential
Fall 2018 Course Timeline
2018 Fall Course Timeline: August 6 - January 27
Characteristics Course: August 6-September 23
Core Course 1: September 24-October 14
Core Course 2: October 15-November 4
Core Course 3: November 5-November 25
Core Course 4: November 26-December 16
Core Course 5: January 7-January 27
Program OverviewMandatory Orientation
(Online) - Choose 1 date/time to attend. You will receive a registration link.
- 7/26 @ 4 pm
- 7/31 @ 4 pm
- 8/1 @ 4pm
- 8/2 @ 4pm
Characteristics Class: 7-week FULLY online course
- Portfolio: Candidates document experience, evidence of practice, and observations with guidance from the characteristics instructor
Core Module: Five 3-week FULLY online courses
- Specialized Health Care
Payment is through credit card or PO only. You will receive a link for payment via email once your registration has been verified.
- No refunds will be issued after the program start date
$2,000 for first Added Authorization
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.