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Supplementary Authorization in Computer Science

What is a supplementary authorization?

The CTC's 2019 Supplementary Authorization Guidebook says:

"Supplementary authorizations allow the holder to add one or more subjects to his or her teaching credential. There are two types of supplementary authorizations; introductory and specific. The introductory supplementary added to Single subject teaching credential authorizes the holder to teach at any grade level the supplementary subject matter content typically included in curriculum guidelines and textbooks for study in grades 9 and below. The introductory supplementary added to a Multiple subject teaching credential authorizes the holder to teach departmentalized classes related to the supplementary in grades 9 and below. The specific supplementary added to the Single subject teaching credential authorizes the holder to teach the specific subject in grades preschool, kindergarten-12, and classes organized primarily for adults."

The courses needed to apply for the Introductory Supplementary Authorization in Computer Science are included in the MA in Educational Technology, Track 1 or can be taken by themselves.

NOTE: The EDIT courses listed meet the CTC requirements, however, the CTC is the final authority in approving the Computer Science supplementary authorization.

Who can apply?

Students who hold a California Commission on Teaching Credentialing (CTC) single or multiple subject teaching credential (unfortunately not a special education credential).

What Courses do I need to take?

The Educational Technology program at CalStateLA offers courses that follow the guidelines developed by the CTC for the authorization in Computer Science. These courses were developed with the Computer Science Deptartment.

If you are a current M.A in Educational Technology student holding a CTC single or multiple subject teaching credential, below is the road map of the courses that are required to apply for the CS authorization.

  1. Courses for Introductory CS Supplementary Authorization: EDIT 4300, EDIT 4840, EDIT 5600 and EDIT 5650
  2. Courses for Specific CS Supplementary Authorization: EDIT 4300, EDIT 4840, EDIT 5600, EDIT 5650 and EDIT 5700**

 

Roadmap Introductory CS Supplementary Authorization
Course Order Semester offered
EDIT 4300* Fall and Spring
EDIT 4840** Fall
EDIT 5600* Fall and Spring
EDIT 5650** Spring

 

 

 

 

 

Roadmap Specific CS Supplementary Authorization
Course Order Semester offered
EDIT 4300* Fall and Spring
EDIT 4840** Fall
EDIT 5600* Fall and Spring
EDIT 5650** Spring
EDIT 5700*** To be determined

* Included in both Track 1 and Track 2 of the MA in Educational Technology
** Included in Track 1 of the MA in Educational Technology

*** EDIT 5700 is currently under development by the Educational Technology and Computer Science faculty

How do I apply for the CS Authorization?

Application steps

  • Get official transcripts that include all the courses for the authorization
  • Go to the CTC website and choose Apply for New Document
  • Click on the Submit a Paper Application
  • In the Application Form section click on the Application Form 41-4 link

In Section 4 check Supplementary Authorization and enter Computer Science

Section 4 of application

 

Application Checklist and Supporting Documents

  • Official transcripts
  • Completed Application form 41-4 - Pay attention to the instructions in form 41-4 for submitting
    • Personal information with correct SSN, date of birth, and email address filled in on page 1
    • Type of credential clearly marked on page 1 (see graphic above)
    • All Professional Fitness Questions marked Yes or No on pages 3 and 4
    • Read and agreed to your responsibilities as a mandated reporter
  • The Supplementary Authorization in Computer Science Alignment CalStateLA 2020.pdf (Will be provided by the Educational Technology program)
  • Payment (check or money order attached to the front of this form). See Credential Leaflet CL-659 for fee schedule.

Make sure everything required is included and is signed, then submit the application. Information on submitting a paper application and the mailing address (Step 5) can be found on the CTC's How to Submit a Paper Application page.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Please contact Dr. Adelaide Doyle-Nichols at [email protected], if you have any questions regarding the Computer Science supplementary authorization.

 

What is the cost for CS authorization?

The Cal State LA tuition will vary. If you are an Educational Technology MA student, some or all of the courses are included in the cost of the MA. In addition to the tuition at Cal State LA, the CTC has an application fee. Check the CTC fee schedule for current fees.

NOTE: The CTC is the final authority in approving the CS authorization.

Supplementary Authorization in Computer Science