Educational Diagnostician Certification

Program Description | Admission Certificate Requirements | Courses

Program Description

The Educational Diagnostician Certification is designed for individuals seeking to improve and extend their professional skills in special education. The coursework provides students 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, two 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. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. Two recommendation forms
  5. Writing sample
  6. Copy of applicant's teacher certification
  7. Official GRE scores, if GPA in last 60 hours is below a 3.0
  8. An official service record for each year of classroom service

For recommendation forms and writing sample instructions, please contact the Department of Language, Literacy and Special Populations at (936) 294-1108 or visit the Office of Graduate Studies program page at https://www.shsu.edu/programs/educational-diagnostician-certification/.

Certificate Requirements

Educational Diagnostician Certification

Educational Diagnostician Certification
Course Name Hours
Courses (24 credit hours)
Choose all from:
SPED 6308 Practicum and Methods in Special Education 3
SPED 5305 Individual Assessment of Cognitive Functioning 3
SPED 6304 In-Home Training and Family Issues 3
SPED 6307 Behavior Change and System Support 3
SPED 6311 Seminar in Special Education
SPED 5302 Assessment in Special Education 3
SPED 6310 Assessment of Young Children and Low-Incidence Populations 3
SPED 6312 Practicum for Educational Diagnosticians 3
Total 24


Special Education (SPED)

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