Professional Developmentbreadcrumb separatorProfessional Development Opportunities

Professional Development Opportunities

About Professional Development

The NCCSE cabinet, composed of special education directors from each of our districts, is committed to having a comprehensive program of workshops that respond to the concerns of parents as well as staff members. Each year, the staff development committee meets to identify the needs of our consortium and plans meaningful programs that will address those needs. Our program offerings are diverse, from educating parents and staff members that work with students with autism to the latest information on IEP issues. 

Professional Development Provider

We are an approved continuing education provider for the following boards:

  • CA Speech-Language Pathology Board
  • Behavior Analyst Certification Board
  • National Association of School Psychologists

(Please check our workshop descriptions for specific availability)

Documentation of Attendance

When available, we send documentation of attendance to participants who attend our workshops in their entirety. Participants who arrive late or leave early will not receive an attendance document. We do not provide partial credit. It is the participant's responsibility to sign-in at the beginning and sign-out at the end of the training and complete an evaluation form. Usually, we send documentation of attendance via e-mail to participants who complete all requirements within one week of the training date. No exceptions.

These are requirements that we must follow as an approved professional development/continuing education provider. NCCSE maintains responsibility for NCCSE presented programs.


If you have questions contact Fabiola Vasquez at or 760-307-1567

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of the North Coastal Consortium for Special Education should contact us as soon as possible but no later than 48 working hours before the scheduled event.

Do you need to cancel your registration?

Please fill out this form.

Workshop opportunities calendars for all San Diego area and other local area SELPAs

(Contact them for fee information) 

Professional Learning Communities/Communities of Practice

A professional learning community is a learning opportunity to foster collaborative learning among colleagues within a particular work environment or field. NCCSE gives you this opportunity and encourages you to take time out of your busy schedule to meet with other special education professionals from your community of practice. You will have time to collaborate, problem solve, and encourage one another. You'll be sure to leave with new ideas to implement in your program. 

Some professional learning communities that meet at the NCCSE are:

  • BCBAs (Board Certified Behavior Analysts)
  • Preschool Staff
  • Speech-Language Pathologists and Assistants
  • Staff Trained in NCCSE Behavior Intervention Training Series (NBITS)  Information Brochure PDF
  • Adapted Physical Education Staff
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Staff Working with Students with Visual Impairments
  • Staff Working with Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH)
  • High School Mild Moderate Teachers

Live Trainings

The calendar contains workshops that have been planned for the school year, adding more as districts' needs arise.

On-demand Webinars

Our webinars provide a convenient way to learn about special education topics. After you've completed the on-demand webinar, complete the evaluation to receive an attendance document including Continuing Education hours (if applicable).

COVID-19 Response for Trainings

In-person events will follow SD County and SDCOE guidelines for the prevention of transmission of the COVID-19 virus and are subject to cancellation, modification, or change to an online-only format.

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) Training by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Response for Initial and Refresher Trainings

2021-2022 School Year: CPI training schedule to be offered in-person with all safety protocols in place (subject to cancellation/modification depending on public health orders).

2020-2021 School Year: All certifications that expired during the March-November 2020 are valid through December 2020. Virtual trainings have now resumed as a two-part format. Two-part formatIn response to the COVID-19 pandemic and current health guidelines, NCCSE will offer the first part of the training virtually. The second part of the training, which involves physical activities and a final test, will be scheduled at later date when health restrictions are lifted. The timeline is unknown. Participants will be fully certified only when both parts of training (virtual and physical) and the final test have been completed.


The calendar contains workshops that have been planned for the school year, adding more as districts' needs arise.

Best viewed on a desktop computer, visit this link if you are a mobile device.