The North Coastal Consortium for Special Education (NCCSE) is a Special Education Local Planning Area (SELPA) composed of 14 school districts in North San Diego County.

News & Announcements

Contact Numbers and Office Hours

Please note that our contact numbers have changed. Our new main phone number is 760-307-1657. When you call, you will be greeted with a voicemail from the San Diego County of Education, we are in the process of updating our voicemail and contact phone numbers on our website.

The NCCSE office is open by appointment only until further notice. Please call to make an appointment.

2020 Excellence in Special Education Awards

Join us in recognizing the amazing individuals that make a difference in the lives of our students with special needs.

Watch the virtual 2020 Excellence in Special Education Awards ceremony.

List of Award winners for 2019-2020.


Únase a nosotros para reconocer a las personas increíbles que marcan la diferencia en la vida de nuestros estudiantes con necesidades especiales.

Vea la ceremonia virtual para la Excelencia en Educación Especial 2020.

Lista de ganadores 2019-2020 (en inglés).

Board of GovernorsCPI Update

The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention CPI Refresher trainings for March, April, and May have been cancelled. We know you are working hard to stay safe and healthy, take care of your families and the students you serve. The NCCSE Cabinet, composed of the 14 Special Education Directors have approved extending the certification of those whose certification expired/is about to expire during January, February, March, April, and May 2020 by 9 months. We will post updates here as we schedule new trainings.

COVID-19 Information

The County of San Diego issued a public health order effective Thursday, March 12, 2020, restricting meetings/gatherings and implementation of social distancing in shared spaces. This is in conjunction with Governor Newsom’s executive order to control the spread of COVID-19. Due to these and in light of the changing situation around COVID-19, our offices are closed effective Monday, March 16.

For resources visit: https://www.sdcoe.net/news/Pages/KPBS-school-closure-resources.aspx


El Condado de San Diego emitió una orden de salud pública efectiva a partir del jueves 12 de marzo de 2020, restringiendo las juntas/reuniones y la implementación del distanciamiento social en espacios compartidos. Esto está en conjunto con la orden ejecutiva del Gobernador Newsom para controlar la propagación de COVID-19. Debido a esto y a la luz de la situación cambiante en torno a COVID-19, nuestras oficinas permanecerán cerradas a partir del lunes 16 de marzo.

Para recursos visite: https://www.sdcoe.net/news/Pages/KPBS-school-closure-resources.aspx

Professional Development Opportunities for Special Educators

Professional Development Opportunities

Visit our professional development page to register for workshops.


Useful Documents

Useful Videos

Adult Transition Program

What are the options students have after graduating from high school? Watch the following video to see a sample of what an Adult Transition Program is.

Parents, students and employers, for more information contact your local school district's special education department.