Educational Diagnostician Certification

College of Education and Human Development


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.


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

Special Education & Foundation Courses (12-18 semester hours)

BIEM 5345 OR 5346 - Developmental Linguistics / Pedagogic Implications of Bilingual-ESL 3 credits
SPED 5315* - Individuals with Exceptionalities in the Schools 3 credits
SPED 5320** - Application of Learning Principles 3 credits
SPED 5380 - Students with Behavior Disorders 3 credits
SPED 5386 - Reading and Language Strategies for Students with Exceptionalities 3 credits
SPED 5387 - Content Area Strategies for Students with Exceptionalities 3 credits

Educational Diagnostician Courses (15 semester hours)

SPED 5310 - Psychoeducational Testing 3 credits
SPED 5311 - Advanced Assessment 3 credits
SPED 5399 - Individualized Programs for Students with Disabilities: Practicum 3 credits
CNEP 5371 - Psychometrics 3 credits
CNEP 5374 - Individual Intelligence Testing 3 credits


*Required course for students who have no certification or endorsement in special education.

**If not pursuing the LID certificate option, SPED 5320 may be waived if student took SPED 4335 as an undergraduate.


Ed. Diag. Cert. SPED 5310 requires the following prerequisites: CNEP 5371 & CNEP 5374;

SPED 5399 requires the following prerequisites: CNEP 5371, CNEP 5374, SPED 5310, SPED 5311, SPED 5315, SPED 5387.


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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