Educators who need an added authorization in one of six different areas of special education can register now to complete the requirement entirely online this spring with 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.
"Added authorizations enhance your career options and are often required in order to be employed in certain classrooms and schools," said Dr. Conni Campbell, who coordinates the program for SDCOE.
Through the 19-week program, participants can earn as many as nine units at Brandman University, and receive constant, expert support from veteran professionals in the field.
The cost is $2,000 for the first added authorization and $1,350 for each additional authorization. Participants can only register for one authorization each session.
Registration is open now for the spring cohort, which runs from Feb. 4 to June 16. Registration closes Jan. 21, and space is limited. Follow the links below for more information or to register for a specific authorization: