If you work with or desire to work with students with special needs, earning your Orthopedic Impairment Added Authorization can prepare you to better serve your students.
This authorization is designed to advance your skills using the latest principles, concepts, and trends that can help aid students with orthopedic impairments, while emphasizing the nature and needs of these students.
The program coursework includes history, relevant legislation, growth and developmental factors, assessments, and individualized education plans related to orthopedic impairments. Effective instructional strategies and safe, appropriate individualized accommodations are practiced and applied through 30 hours of field related activities.
This authorization can be earned on its own or as part of a Master of Arts in Special Education.
Applicants for the Orthopedic Impairment Added Authorization must have a valid Education Specialist Credential.