The Ventura County Orthopedically Impaired Added Authorization provides credentialed teachers the authorization to be assigned students with orthopedic impairmentsTo be recommended for the added authorization, you will develop a professional portfolio for each of Courses A, B, and C that serves as documentation of your competency related to program standardsThe process is designed to ensure that classroom practices provide the greatest opportunity of a quality education for all students.  

The Orthopedic Impairment Added Authorization (OI AA) expands the Education Specialist Credential to provide services to students with orthopedic impairments. Currently, the statute indicates that a student with a low incident disability such as OI needs to have a teacher with an authorization specific to that disability area on the student's IEP team. 

The Program consists of three courses of online instruction, practica, fieldwork, and observations. 

Name Title Email
Kim Uebelhardt Executive Director, Educator Support and Effectiveness
Sally Serles Coordinator
For credential advisement, contact:

Diana Westbrook Sr. Academic Advisor