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2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Diagnostician M.Ed.

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Major in Educational Diagnostician (36 SCH)

(Standard Professional Certificate) (Major Code: 5460)

Admission Requirements

A candidate must:

  • Complete a formal application and mandatory interview;
  • Meet University Graduate School admission requirements;
  • Have a 2.75 undergraduate grade point average;
  • Hold a valid teaching certificate; and
  • Secure an educational diagnostician mentor prior to enrolling in assessment courses.

Leveling Courses

The following 9 hours of leveling courses are required for students who do not have an undergraduate special education background or whose special education course work (with a minimum of 3.0 GPA) was not taken within 6 years of admission to the diagnostician program:

Completion 36 semester hours: plus leveling courses if applicable

Required Diagnostician Courses (27 hours):


All assessment courses:

  and    and    and    must be taken at West Texas A&M University, assessment course work from other universities will not be accepted. Experience in the field of Special Education will not be considered in lieu of course work.


Candidates seeking the M.,Ed. with certification as well as those seeking certification only are required to pass a comprehensive exam during the last semester of course work. Two creditable years of teaching experience as a classroom teacher and successful completion of the educational diagnostician certification exam are also required for certification.

Program Fee: A candidate who is hired by a school district and requests recommendation for internship on a probationary certificate will be assessed an annual fee of $300 plus mileage (i.e., the total miles a supervisor must travel to supervise interns) to offset the expense of supervision required by the Texas Administrative Code.

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