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Educational Diagnostician Certification

For students to obtain an Educational Diagnostician Certification they must

  1. Hold a valid Texas teacher certificate
  2. Have a Master’s Degree
  3. Have taught a minimum of two years in an accredited school
  4. Be admitted to graduate study within the School of Education, Health Professions, and Human Development
  5. Complete course work toward the Educational Diagnostician Certification
  6. Pass the TExES # 153

Master's in Education and Diagnostician Certification

Students seeking certification as an Educational Diagnostician who do not have a Master’s degree can obtain the Master’s of Education in Special Education and take nine additional hours beyond the Master’s degree in order to qualify for the Educational Diagnostician Certification. The following course work is required. Request more information about the degree or program that aligns with your career goals.

Degree Requirements (36 Hours)




CUIN 6321 Principles of Curriculum Dev
CUIN 6322 Principles of Curriculum Organization
CUIN 6332 Education in a Multicultural Society

Fall, Spring, Summer


FEDU 6321 Foundations of Ed. Research

Fall, Spring, Summer


FEDU 6331 Human Growth and Development

Fall, Spring, Summer


SPED 6321 Intro to Special Education



SPED 6325 Applied Behavior Analysis


*Prereq- must have completed SPED 6331

SPED 6326 Programming and Collaboration



SPED 6327 Appraisal, Instructional Coaching and
Collaboration for Students with Disabilities



SPED 6331 Behavioral Adjustment of
Exceptional Children and Youth



SPED 6334 Diagnostic Teaching, Assistive Technology
and Instructional Strategies



SPED 6345 Intellectual Assessment



SPED 6344 Educational Assessment


*Prereq- must have completed SPED 6345

SPED 6305 Educational Diagnostician Practicum



*SPED 6345 and SPED 6344 are delivered face-to-face in Victoria and transmitted via ITV (Instructional Television) to the Katy Campus.

Educational Diagnostician Certification Only

Students who have a Master’s Degree and teaching certification can obtain Educational Diagnostician Certification through the Special Education Department. A Certification Plan is developed for students. Students must contact faculty of the Special Education Department to determine course work. Students must take a minimum of 12 hours through the Special Education Program in order to take the certification exam. The total number of hours required for a Certification Plan will vary on a case by case basis depending on the students’ course work in their Master’s Degree as well as professional experience within the field.