Registration for SPED 286 is currently CLOSED.
We will begin registration once SPED 258 Session 1 is completed.
SPED 286 Application
In order to apply for SPED 286, simply send a memo of interest via email to Joann Finley in HR.
SPED 286 (Fieldwork) completes the third and final portion of the AAA requirement. The course consists of a brief observation by a University Supervisor to verify basic teaching competencies that are appropriate for students with Autism.
Who Should Take This Course ~ All Mild/Moderate Special Education credential holders are eligible. California is moving forward with requiring that all Special Education teachers with ASD students have this authorization. Moderate/Severe credentials currently include this authorization and Mild/Moderate credentials in the future will include this, but current Mild/Moderate Credentials do not include it. Prerequisites: SPED258 and SPED 259.
- SPED 258
- SPED 259 - Satisfied via Project Optimal (first four modules). SPED 258 and Project Optimal may be completed in any order.
- FIELDWORK (SPED 286) - Satisfiied through observation (by an authorized individual) of your application of teaching strategies learned.
- $250 for tuition
- Optional: 1 unit will be available for an Additional fee ($110) through the San Joaquin COE.
- Upon issuance of the Autism Added authorization by the CCTC, FUHSD employees will be eligible for a one time additional competency stipend. ($1390)