The educational diagnostician program provides graduate-level preparation in the area of special education, assessment and law. An educational diagnostician is a master’s level professional who works within the public school system to ensure that special education services are provided to eligible students in accordance with all applicable federal laws and regulations, state statutes, Texas Education Agency, and the Commissioner of Education. The program consists of graduate-level coursework and preparation for certification as an educational diagnostician.
An individual possessing a master’s degree in a related field may be eligible for the option of seeking certification only as an educational diagnostician. In order to determine the number of hours needed for the Educational Diagnostician Certification (M.Ed. holders only), applicants must submit a copy of both undergraduate and graduate transcripts and teacher certification record to the program director.
*To obtain a professional certification as an educational diagnostician, a master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education must be completed; the person must pass the TExES #153 exam, and have two years of classroom teaching experience in a public or accredited private school. Candidates also must pass the #161 Special Education TExES or hold an equivalent teacher certification.