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Graduate Certificate in Bilingual (Spanish) Educational Diagnostician

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SHSUs Graduate Certificate in Bilingual (Spanish) Educational Diagnostician

Program Overview

The Bilingual Educational Diagnostician Program prepares educational diagnosticians who have Spanish and English language proficiency to evaluate English Language Learners (ELLs) as well as students who are monolingual English speakers. Graduate students learn to establish language dominance and proficiency in Spanish and English, conduct assessments, interpret results, and make educational recommendations for learners in school settings.

With the growing number of ELLs in Texas, this degree prepares evaluation specialists who serve learners from diverse language and cultural backgrounds. To receive this certificate, graduate students must enroll in the Bilingual Educational Diagnostician Cohort for the Master's Degree in Special Education. They must also be certified bilingual teachers and demonstrate Spanish proficiency. Educational diagnosticians must have at least two years classroom teaching experience for certification.

The Bilingual Cohorts start in the summer at The Woodlands Center (TWC), and graduate students take two classes per semester. Most graduate students continue their teaching positions in public schools.

Program Breakdown
Degree Type Graduate Certificate
Length 9 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall, Spring
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