Educators who need an added authorization in one of five different areas can register now to complete the requirement entirely online this fall with the support of experts in each area through a San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) program.
The Education Specialist Added Authorization program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and was developed collaboratively by SDCOE, special education local plan area directors, and special education teachers and specialists from school districts across the county. It was created to support special education teachers who serve students in disability areas not covered by their current credential.
"Added Authorizations enhance your career options and help ensure your effectiveness with all students, regardless of exceptionality," said Conni Campbell, who coordinates the program for SDCOE.
Through the program, participants can earn as many as nine units at Brandman University.
The program provides a learning experience for teachers that ensures all students receive high-quality educational opportunities.
The cost is $2,000 for the first added authorization and $1,350 for each additional authorization.
Registration is open now for the fall cohort, which runs from September to January. Registration closes Aug. 26, and space is limited. Follow the links below for more information or to register in a specific area: