California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) Added Authorizations extend a credential holder’s license to work with additional populations.
Please note that all candidates who have completed or are enrolled in our current Mild to Moderate Disabilities and Moderate to Severe Disabilities Preliminary Credential Programs are authorized to work with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (and, thus, do not need the ASDAA). Special education teachers who completed older special education credential programs may want to consider adding the ASDAA.
Applicants must currently hold a preliminary Education Specialist Credential.
To earn the ASDAA, candidates must complete the following courses:
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Prepare Education Specialists with the knowledge and skills to deliver services in the areas of Early Intervention (birth-two) and ECSE (three-five). Provide opportunities for candidates to link theory to practice through supervised fieldwork in the areas of Early Intervention and ECSE across models of service delivery. Ten hours of supervised fieldwork required for each course.
The ECSE Added Authorization enables individuals holding preliminary, Level I, professional clear, clear, Level II, or life special education teaching credential to provide special education services in the area of mild/moderate or moderate/severe disabilities for students ages birth to pre-K. Individuals may work as Early Intervention Specialists providing services to young children birth - two and their families. Other individuals may work in preschool, center or clinic settings as teachers or service providers for children 3-5.
Please note that at the current time, we are not accepting applicants into this program.
Applicants must currently hold a Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in Mild to Moderate or Moderate to Severe Disabilities; or the applicant must be eligible for one at the time she/he is recommended for the ECSEAA. Other admission requirements exist, and will be posted when the program is accepting applicants.
To earn the ECSEAA, candidates must complete:
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