Educational Diagnostician Certification

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Educational Diagnostician Certification (33 hours)

Educational diagnosticians are special education professionals who assess and diagnose children with learning difficulties. To be certified as an educational diagnostician, you must have a master's degree, successfully complete the 33 semester hours for Educational Diagnostician Certification, and pass the required TExES exam. This certification may be earned in conjunction with the Master's Degree in Special Education, and some classes count toward both objectives. For questions about whether your previous coursework may count toward this certification, contact an academic advisor.

Domestic Students:

Fall Spring  Summer I  Summer II 
July 15 November 15 April 15 May 15

International Students:

Fall Spring  Summer I  Summer II 
May 1 September 1 February 1 February 1

Application requirements

Complete Application for Admission:
  • Apply for Admission via Apply Texas Application
  • An applicant may defer admission to an earlier/later semester. Applications are valid for one year. One deferral is allowed per application.
Application fee:
  • $50 for US citizen, $70 for International Students

Please Note: Applicants who wish to apply for a different program will be required to submit a new application. The application processing fee is required for each application submitted.

Requirements:

Application requirements specific to this program :

*Please allow 3-5 business days to receive Student ID before submitting additional supporting documents.

Submit all supporting documents online.

Additional International Applicant Requirements

Application requirements for international applicants:

  • Copy of current Visa (if applicable)
  • English Language Proficiency. TAMUCC currently accepts the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) within the last 2 years  :
    • Official TOEFL score minimum paper-based score of 550 or internet-based score of 79-80
    • Official IELTS score minimum 6.5

1. Foundation Courses (9 semester hours)

  • EDFN 5301 - Introduction to Research 3 sem. hrs.
  • BIEM 5345 - Developmental Linguistics 3 sem. hrs.
  • SPED 5385 - English Learners and Special Education 3 sem. hrs.

2. Core Classes (15-21 semester hours)

  • SPED 5315 - Individuals with Exceptionalities in Schools 3 sem. hrs.
  • SPED 5320 - Application of Learning Principles 3 sem. hrs. 
  • SPED 5380 - Behavioral Supports and Interventions for Students with Disabilities 3 sem. hrs.
  • SPED 5386 - Strategic Reading and Language Instruction for Students with High-Incidence Disabilities 3 sem. hrs.
  • SPED 5387 - Strategic Math and Content Area Instruction for Students with High-Incidence Disabilities 3 sem. hrs.
  • SPED 5340 - Individuals with Multiple Disabilities 3 sem. hrs.
  • SPED 5399 - Special Education Field Experience 3 sem. hrs.

    All students need to take SPED 5315; this requirement may be waived for currently certified teachers and those with a previously earned degree in special education if deemed appropriate after consultation with the faculty advisor.

    All students need to take SPED 5320; this requirement may be waived for students who took SPED 4335 as an undergraduate if deemed appropriate after consultation with the faculty advisor.

3. Electives (6 - 12 semester hours)

  • Six to 12 semester credit hours of elective education courses are to be chosen in consultation with the faculty advisor.
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Contact for More Information:

Dr. Phyllis Robertson

6300 Ocean Drive Unit 5818
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5818
Office : 361-825-3331
phyllis.robertson@tamucc.edu