Educational Diagnostician Certification

The Educational Diagnostician Certification is a 27-semester-hour program that requires a) possessing a master’s degree b) holding a teacher’s certification (any field) c) completion of the specified course sequence within six years; and d) satisfactory performance on the appropriate TExES exam.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Educational Diagnostician Certification Program, a prospective student must:

  1. Hold a master’s degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Be a Texas Certified teacher (any field). 
  3. Complete The Graduate Study Admissions Application form and submit it to the Office of Graduate Admissions. 
  4. Submit Texas teaching service record and any other documents required by Texas governing units. 
  5. Submit official transcripts from the undergraduate institutions attended. 
  6. If required, send official scores (obtained within the past five years) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  7. Complete an interview with the Coordinator of Admission to Online Graduate Programs.  
  8. Have an appropriate GPA in degree plan as set by Texas Administrative Code and other administrative units. 
  9. Admission is determined based on undergraduate GPA and, if necessary, satisfactory scores on the GRE in combination with the undergraduate GPA, successful admission interview, and the applicant’s demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study. 
  10. Pay Admission Fee for Entry into Educator Preparation Program. 
NOTE:  The Special Education program is a limited admission program. Cohorts are only admitted in the summer terms. For detailed information regarding current admission requirements and application deadline, please see:

Required Courses

Educational Diagnostician - Total Semester Credit Hours = 27

Concentration Area (24 hrs.)

EDSP 5350Overview of Special Education (Birth -21)

EDSP 5360Seminar: Learning and Neurological Disabilities

EDSP 5363Behavioral Disorders

EDSP 5364Seminar: Assessment in Special Education

EDSP 5365Developmental Testing

EDSP 5366Seminar: Full Individual Evaluation

EDSP 5371Individual Assessment of Cognitive Functioning

EDSP 5378Administrative and Legal Issues in Special Education

Practicum (3 hrs.)

EDSP 5357Practicum in Special Education