Degree Program Overview

Sam Houston State University offers a Bilingual (Spanish) Educational Diagnostician Graduate Certificate. This certificate may be part of both the M.Ed. in Special Education and the Educational Diagnostician Certification programs. However, it is also a stand-alone certificate for professionals who already have both their Educational Diagnostician and Bilingual Teacher Certifications.

Our program targets the significant gap that exists in the training of bilingual evaluation specialists working with English learners (ELs) in Texas and across the country. The courses in our certificate focus on the unique approaches needed for testing ELs. We cover the administration of Spanish and English tests, the interpretation of results in light of the students' linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and the ethical and appropriate recommendations that follow.

Cohorts begin every summer semester. Three courses are required; offered one per semester in the summer, fall, and spring.

How to Apply

  1. If you DO NOT have an MEd, apply to the MEd in Special Education with Educational Diagnostician Certification PLUS the Bilingual (Spanish) Educational Diagnostician Graduate Certificate.
  2. If you HAVE an MEd, apply to the Educational Diagnostician Certification PLUS the Bilingual (Spanish) Educational Diagnostician Graduate Certificate.
  3. If you HAVE the Educational Diagnostician Certification, only apply for the Bilingual (Spanish) Educational Diagnostician Graduate Certificate.

Program Breakdown

Brief breakdown of the type, or types, of degree available, their length, available enrollment, and estimated cost.
Category Certificate Summary
Catalog Entry Graduate Certificate
Length 9 Credit Hours
Enrollment Summer
Costs Rates Per Semester
Admission Requirements Application Materials

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