Educational Diagnostician Certification

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Program Description

The Educational Diagnostician Certification is designed for individuals seeking to improve and extend their professional skills in special education. The coursework provides students with the academic foundations for certification as an Educational Diagnostician.

Applicants interested in the Educational Diagnostician Certification are required to have a valid teaching certificate, two years classroom teaching experience, and a master’s degree in education before they can sit for the state certification exam.


Applicants seeking admission for the Educational Diagnostician Certification must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. Two recommendation forms
  5. Writing sample
  6. Copy of applicant's teacher certification
  7. Official GRE scores, if GPA in last 60 hours is below a 3.0


For recommendation forms and writing sample instructions, please contact the Department of Language, Literacy and Special Populations at (936) 294-1108 or visit the Office of Graduate Studies program page at

Certificate Requirements


Educational Diagnostician Certification

1 Specified Courses Choose all from:
SPED 6308 <SPD 538> Practicum and Methods in Special Education
SPED 5305 <SPD 535>Individual Assessment of Cognitive Functioning
SPED 6304 <SPD 635> In-Home Training and Family Issues
SPED 6307 <SPD 637> Behavior Change and System Support
SPED 6311 <SPD 678> Seminar in Special Education
SPED 5302 <SPD 537> Assessment in Special Education
SPED 6310 <SPD 677> Assessment of Young Children and Low-Incidence Populations
SPED 6312 <SPD 679> Practicum for Educational Diagnosticians



Special Education (SPED)

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