The Ventura County Orthopedically Impaired Added Authorization provides credentialed teachers the authorization to be assigned students with orthopedic impairments. To be recommended for the added authorization, you will develop a professional portfolio for each of Modules A, B, and C that serves as documentation of your competency related to program standards. The 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.
Candidates who will be paying their own fees (without district assistance) will pay the non-refundable Registration Fee at the time of application and may pay the Program Costs in their entirety or in installments, per the schedule below.
$150 non-refundable Registration Fee + $2,350 Program Fee = $2,500
The $150 Registration Fee is due with the application.