How to Apply to a Certificate or Added Authorization Program

Both certificates and added authorizations provide additional professional skills and expertise; one is sanctioned by San Diego State University and the other by the the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) .

What is a Certificate?

A certificate is granted by SDSU after a candidate completes a set of courses which provide the candidate with specialized skills and expertise.

What is an Added Authorization?

An added authorization is regulated by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) that enables teachers to teach more subjects in more areas. (For example, an elementary school teacher might work toward an added authorization to teach math in middle school.)


Added Authorizations