UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2020-2021

Program: Added Authorizations

Program Description

A holder of a Special Education Credential may add an authorization to add expertise in areas of Special Education that were not part of their original credential authorization.

Added Authorizations include: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Emotional Disturbance (ED) and Resource Specialist (RS).

Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU, and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., Social Security number or taxpayer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees or any associated costs to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements. Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements is available from the department. See Notice to Students: Licensure and Certification for more information.

Program Requirements

A. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Added Authorization

Course Requirements (6 units)

SPED 404 Teaching Diverse Learners with Social-Communication Disabilities, Including Autism (3)
SPED 655 Promising Practices and Interventions for Students with Autism (3)

B. Emotional Disturbance (ED) Added Authorization

Course Requirements (9 units)

SPED 404 Teaching Diverse Learners with Social-Communication Disabilities, Including Autism (3)
SPED 652 Educating Children with Emotional Disturbance (3)
SPED 695A  Advanced Behavioral Support (3)

C. Resource Specialist (RS) Added Authorization

Course Requirements (9 units)

SPED 638 The Role of the Special Educator in the 21st Century (3)
SPED 672 Advanced Assessment (3)

Select one of the following:

SPED 502MM Reading/Language Arts Instruction for Diverse K-12 Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (3)
SPED 503MM Curriculum and Instruction in Math and Content Subjects for Diverse Learners with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (3)
SPED 677/L Instructional Strategies for Adolescents and Young Adults with Mild/Moderate Disabilities and Lab (3)

Contact

Department of Special Education
Chair: Kathryn D. Peckham-Hardin
Education (ED) 1204
(818) 677-2596