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Adjunct Instructor Authorization Overview

An adjunct instructor is a specialist or expert in a content area not available through regular or alternative teacher preparation in an endorsable content area, and who is without formal training. The purpose of adjunct instruction is to provide students with highly specialized academic enrichment, outside of, and supportive of required content areas. (Rule 4.01*)

Requirements: Must be requested by an employing school district, and hold a bachelor's degree or higher, or have been employed for five years in the area of specialization.

CDE also issues adjunct instructor authorizations for individuals seeking a Native American Language and Culture Instruction Authorization. 

The adjunct instructor authorization is valid for 3 years from the date of issue.

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