What is an Added Authorization?

Authorizations in the Title 5 Regulations are used by the Commission and employers to determine a legal and appropriate assignment. Authorizations are also used by the team that creates a student's Individualized Educational Program (IEP), Individualized Family Service Program (IFSP), and Individualized Transition Plan (ITP) to determine appropriate placement in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) for special needs students.

Beginning July 2009, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing completed the regulatory process for the first six Added Authorizations in Special Education. They include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Deaf-Blind
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Other Health Impaired
  • Orthopedic Impairments
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Specialty Specific Standards have been approved for three additional Added Authorizations, but the regulatory process is not yet completed. They include:

  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Resource Specialist
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