Graduate Certificate in Bilingual (Spanish) Educational Diagnostician

Program Description

The Bilingual Educational Diagnostician Program prepares educational diagnosticians who have Spanish and English language proficiency to evaluate students with dual language backgrounds, as well as students who are monolingual. Graduate students learn to establish language dominance and proficiency, conduct assessments, interpret results, and make educational recommendations for learners in school settings.  With the growing number of dual-language school children in Texas, this degree prepares evaluation specialists who serve learners with a variety of language and cultural backgrounds. To receive this certificate graduate students must enroll in the Bilingual Educational Diagnostician Cohort and demonstrate Spanish proficiency. Educational diagnosticians must have at least two years classroom teaching experience for certification. Cohorts begin in the summer.


Applicants seeking admission to the graduate certificate program in the Bilingual Educational Diagnostician Program must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions by April 1st:

  1. A Graduate Admissions Application with the application fee
  2. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  3. 2.8 GPA (3.0 or higher waives GRE score)
  4. GRE scores if GPA is less than 3.0
  5. Two letters of recommendation
  6. Writing Sample
  7. Copy of your teaching certificate in Bilingual Education (Spanish)

Certificate Requirements

Plan 1 - Graduate Certificate in Bilingual (Spanish) Educational Diagnostician
Item Requirement Options Hours Required
1 Specified Courses

Required Courses

SPED 5302 Assessment in Special Education
SPED 6319 Bilingual Cognitive Assessment
SPED 6310 Assessment of Young Children and Low-Incidence Populations

NOTE: Certificate as a Bilingual Educational Diagnostician requires enrollment in the Bilingual Educational Diagnostician Cohort for the Master's Degree in Special Education



Special Education (SPED)

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