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 SDCOE Supports Teachers with Added Authorization Program

Educators who need added authorizations in five different areas can complete the requirement entirely online with the support of experts in each area through a program accredited to the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE).

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.

"The Added Authorization program is one of the many ways that SDCOE works to improve student learning outcomes by supporting teachers," said Sheiveh Jones, Lead Coordinator of Human Resources 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 $1,500 for the first added authorization and $850 for each additional authorization.

Registration is open now for the spring cohort, which runs from March to August. Registration closes March 11, and space is limited. Follow the links below for more information or to register in a specific area: