Professional Authorizations in Education

Multiple Subject Added Authorization

A candidate who holds a Single Subject Credential can add a Multiple Subject Content Authorization to their Single Subject credential by:

  1. Taking EDMU 521 Literacy and Language in K-8 Classrooms II;
  2. Taking EDMU 523 History, Social Science and Visual/Performing Arts in K-8 Classrooms, or EDMU 524 Teaching and Learning Mathematics in K-8 Classrooms or EDMU 525 Teaching and Learning Science in K-8 Classrooms (3 credits);
  3. Demonstrating subject matter competency by passing the CSET Multiple Subject exam;
  4. Passing the RICA examination

Single Subject Added Authorization

A candidate who holds a Multiple Subject Credential can add a Single Subject Authorization to their Multiple Subject credential by:

  1. Taking EDSU 533 Content Specific Strategies for Single Subjects (Series) (3 credits)
  2. Demonstrating subject matter competence through coursework or by passing the appropriate CSET.

Candidates who have completed the requirements for a  Single Subject Credential in one content area can add a different Single Subject Authorization in another content area to their credential by:

  1. Taking EDSU 533 Content Specific Strategies for Single Subjects (Series)(3 credits) in the additional content area with the exception of candidates who are:
    1. Adding a new science content area to an existing science credential.
    2. Upgrading a Foundational Level Mathematics credential to a full Math credential.
    3. Adding an additional World Language content area to an existing World Language Credential.
  2. Demonstrating subject matter competence through coursework or by passing the appropriate CSET.

California Teacher of English Learners (CTEL) leading to an English Learner (EL) Authorization

This program provides credentialed teachers or credential candidates with a CTC-designated authorization to serve limited English proficient students. The CTEL program follows all school of education graduate policies and procedures, including GPA and grade requirements.

Up to 3 credits may be waived or transferred.  At least 9 credits must be taken at Brandman University.

Please note that admissions requirements are different than those for other credentials and certificates.  

Admissions Requirements

  1. Eligible candidates are those with an appropriate valid CTC designated credential.  Questions regarding the eligibility of specific credentials should be directed to the Teacher Accreditation Department at 949-341-9899. Questions regarding schedules, program requirements, and registration should be directed to the School of Extended Education by visiting their web site at http://www.brandman.edu/exed or by calling 800-632-0094.
  2. Applicants must complete and submit the Brandman University application and be enrolled into the California Teacher of English Learners (CTEL) program.
Required Course
EDUU 570Voice, Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice3
EDUU 526Theories in Language Structure and Acquisition3
EDUU 527English Language and Literacy Development3
EDUU 528Content-Based Instruction and Assessment for Linguistic Minority Students: SDAIE3
Total Credits12

Demonstration of Mastery

Candidates must submit a Portfolio of Evidence demonstrating abilities or competence in the courses and includes a reflective essay that applies course content to CTEL. A standardized assessment rubric will be used to determine that the candidate has demonstrated competency. Candidates submit the Demonstration of Mastery portfolio (DOM) through LiveText and pay a fee to have the DOM evaluated. The DOM handbook containing requirements, scoring rubrics, and directions are located on the SOE Services MyBrandman site.

Recommendation for Authorization

Eligible candidates that can be recommended for the English Learner (EL) Authorization are those with an appropriate and valid CTC designated credential.  Upon successfully completing and passing the coursework and Demonstration of Mastery, the candidate may apply to be recommended to the CTC for the authorization.  To apply for the authorization, candidates complete the Recommendation Form on the SOE Services MyBrandman site.  Once the recommendation is made by the Teacher Accreditation Department candidates can submit the credential fee to the CTC for the credential.

Autism Spectrum Disorders, added Authorization

This program provides eligible candidates with a CTC designated authorization to serve learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  The Autism Spectrum Disorders added Authorization authorizes the holder to conduct assessments, provide instruction, and special education related services to individuals with a primary disability of autism as defined in subsection 300.8(c)(1) of Title 34 Code of Federal Regulations, Subpart A, across the continuum of special education program options at the grade and age levels authorized by the prerequisite credential required in (a)(1).

The Autism Spectrum Disorders added Authorization is limited to the grade and age levels authorized by the prerequisite credential. For example, when the holder of a Specialist Instruction Teaching Credential in Learning Handicapped adds an Autism Spectrum Disorders added Authorization, the teacher may serve students in grades preschool, K-12, and adults while the holder of an Education Specialist in Mild/Moderate Disabilities who adds the Autism Spectrum Disorders added Authorization may serve students in grades K-12 through age 22.

Please note that admissions requirements for the Autism Spectrum Disorders added Authorization are different than those for other credentials and certificates.  

Admissions Requirements

  1. Eligible candidates are those with an appropriate valid CTC designated credential.  Questions regarding the eligibility of specific credentials should be directed to the Teacher Accreditation Department at 949-341-9899. Questions regarding schedules, program requirements, and registration should be directed to the School of Extended Education by visiting their web site at http://www.brandman.edu/exed or by calling 800-632-0094.
  2. Applicants must complete and submit the Brandman University application and be admitted into the Autism Spectrum Disorders added Authorization program.

Required Courses
EDUU 575Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders: Etiologies and Characteristics3
EDUU 675Assessing Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders3
EDUU 676Autism Spectrum Disorders: Programming and Strategies, I3
EDUU 677Autism Spectrum Disorders: Programming and Strategies, II3
Total Credits12

No more than 3 credits may be waived or transferred into the ASDA. At least 9 credits must be taken at Brandman University.

Demonstration of Mastery

Candidates must submit via LiveText a Portfolio of Evidence demonstrating abilities or competence in the courses which includes a reflective essay that applies course content to Autism. This portfolio is completed as part of EDUU 677 Autism Spectrum Disorders: Programming and Strategies, II.  A standardized assessment rubric will be used to determine that the candidate has demonstrated competency.

Recommendation for Authorization

Eligible candidates that can be recommended for the Autism Spectrum Disorders added Authorization are those with an appropriate and valid CTC designated credential.  Upon successfully completing and passing the coursework the candidate may apply to be recommended to the CTC for the authorization.  To apply for the authorization, candidates complete the Recommendation Form on the SOE Services MyBrandman site.  Once the recommendation is made by the Teacher Accreditation Department candidates can submit the credential fee to the CTC for the credential.

Early Childhood Special Education, added Authorization

This program provides eligible candidates with a CTC designated authorization to serve children with disabilities, ages birth to pre-K. The Early Childhood Special Education added authorization (ECSEAA) authorizes the holder to conduct assessments, provide instruction, and special education related services to children with developmental delays, specific learning disabilities, mild/moderate intellectual disabilities, traumatic brain injury, other health impairment, autism spectrum disorders, moderate/severe mental retardation, emotional disturbance, and low incidence and multiple disabilities.  Each candidate demonstrates the skills required to ensure that the intervention and/or instructional environments are appropriate to the child’s chronological age, developmental differences, and disability-specific needs.

Eligible candidates are those with an appropriate, valid CTC designated Special Education credential.  Questions regarding the eligibility of specific credentials should be directed to the Teacher Accreditation Department at 949-341-9899. Please note that admissions requirements for the ECSEAA are different than those for other credentials and certificates.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must:

  1. Submit a copy of their appropriate, valid, CTC designated credential in special education.
  2. Complete and submit the Brandman University application and be admitted into the Early Childhood Special Education added authorization (ECSEAA) program.
Required Courses
EDUU 665Historical, Phil, and Legal Foundations of Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education3
EDUU 666Family Guided Practices in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education3
EDUU 667Assessment in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education3
EDUU 668Curriculum and Intervention in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education3
EDUU 669Consultation and Advanced Strategies in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education3
EDUU 670Field Experience in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education3
Total Credits18

Candidates can only waive or transfer in 3 credits for this program and must take EDUU 670 Field Experience in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education at Brandman University.  At least 15 credits must be taken at Brandman University.

Demonstration of Mastery

Candidates must submit via LiveText a Portfolio of Evidence demonstrating abilities or competence in the courses which includes a reflective essay that applies course content to Early Childhood Special Education. This portfolio is completed as part of EDUU 670 Field Experience in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education. A standardized assessment rubric will be used to determine that the candidate has demonstrated competency.

Recommendation for Authorization

Eligible candidates that can be recommended for the Early Childhood Special Education added authorization (ECSEAA) are those with an appropriate and valid CTC designated credential.  Upon successfully completing and passing the coursework the candidate may apply to be recommended to the CTC for the authorization.  To apply for the authorization, candidates complete the Recommendation Form on the SOE Services MyBrandman site.  Once the recommendation is made by the Teacher Accreditation Department candidates can submit the credential fee to the CTC for the credential.