Educational Diagnostician Certification

The Educational Diagnostician Certification program is designed for individuals seeking to improve and extend their professional skills in special education. The coursework provides candidates with the academic foundations for certification as an Educational Diagnostician.

Applicants interested in the Educational Diagnostician Certification are required to have a valid teaching certificate, three years classroom teaching experience, and a master’s degree in education before they can sit for the state certification exam.

Applicants seeking admission for the Educational Diagnostician Certification must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application

  2. Application fee

  3. Tk20 application and the $50.00 TEA fee

  4. Official transcript from the baccalaureate and master degree granting institution(s)

  5. Two recommendation forms

  6. Writing sample

  7. Copy of applicant's teacher certification

  8. Copy of Service Record

  9. Official GRE scores, if GPA in last 60 hours is below a 2.75

For recommendation forms and writing sample instructions, please contact the Department of Language, Literacy and Special Populations at (936) 294-1108. 

Educational Diagnostician Certification
Specified Courses
SPED 5301Ed Of Indvdls Wth Disabilities3
SPED 5302Assessment In Special Edu3
or SPED 6322 Bilingual Spec Ed Assessment
SPED 5305Indv Assmt-Cog Funct/Wechsler3
or SPED 6319 Bilingual Cognitive Assessment
SPED 6308Practicum & Mthd In Special Ed3
SPED 6312Prac Edu Diagnosticians3
Total Hours15