For teachers to work with children and youth who have disabilities in California, certification as an Education Specialist is necessary. The Education Specialist credential programs at Cal Poly Pomona provide courses designed to prepare teachers to instruct students with special needs at the elementary, middle, and secondary school levels.
Added Authorization/Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism is a complex developmental disability characterized by difficulties in communication and social interaction. It is considered a “spectrum disorder” because it affects individuals in varying ways.
The Added Authorization and Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders is offered through the College of the Extended University in partnership with the College of Education & Integrative Studies. For more information on this program, go to the Education Specialist credential programs page.