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 are those with a current CTC-designated Education Specialist Credential, Mild/Moderate (before Summer 2010):

  • Level 1 Credential
  • Level 2 Credential

Program Formats

The added authorization in resource specialist, emotional disturbance, or autism 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.

Note: This information is current for the 2014–15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.