We at Brandman University know that California’s teachers weren’t trained to manage the epidemic. We have sought to meet that need by launching one of California’s first state-approved Autism Authorization programs.
Our 4 course, 12 unit program provides either a CTC-designated authorization to serve learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders or a Certificate of Completion. Since Brandman classes are after hours and online, teachers can learn new skills and stay where they're needed: in the classroom.
The Autism Spectrum Disorders added Authorization (ASDA) 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).
Prospective students must possess one of the designated eligible credentials prior to admission.
This program is approved by California's Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to students who do not have an appropriate credential or do not need the added authorization but who wish to better understand students with autism and learn effective teaching strategies. Admission is not required for those completing the certificate.
Please note that admissions requirements for the Autism Spectrum Disorders added Authorization are different than those for other credentials and certificates.
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 Brandman's School of Extended Education at 800-632-0094.
* A grade of B- or higher must be earned in each course in this program.