The CTC-approved add-on teaching authorization allows candidates with a mild/moderate credential the opportunity to add a highly marketable specialty to their credential. Candidates choose from authorizations in the following areas: autism spectrum disorders, emotional disturbance, and resource specialist. Teachers not previously authorized to work with students in these areas or capacities are authorized to do so upon completion of their authorization program.
Eligible candidates for the Added Authorization in Special Education are those with a current CTC-designated Education Specialist Credential, Mild/Moderate (before summer 2010).
The Added Authorization in Special Education can be completed on campus or online in just four to six months. The program consists of four courses, which candidates can attend one night a week at a campus near them, or online whenever it is most convenient for them.