Department of Education
The Educational Diagnostician Program at West Texas A&M University has been designed to emphasize the professional standards for Diagnostic Specialists recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children with emphasis in assessment, research-based practices and interventions. All classes are online and easily accessible for students across the United States.
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 a 3.0 grade point average) was not taken within 6 years of admission to the diagnostician program.
|EPSY||6350||Exceptional Children in the Mainstream of Society|
|EDSP||6352||Instructional Programming for Students with Intellectual Disabilities|
|EDSP||6357||Teaching Secondary Students with Mild Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms|
More about the Masters Degree Program for Educational Diagnostician. Click this link for Program Objectives.
A candidate must:
EDPD 6303, EDPD 6304, and EDPD 6329.
EPSY 6322 and EPSY 6374.
EDSP 6354, EDSP 6356, EDSP 6358, EDSP 6359, EDSP 6364, EDSP 6376, and EDSP 6377.
Note: All diagnostician students may graduate with a M.Ed. degree upon completion of 36 semester hours and successful completion of a comprehensive examination given during the last semester of course work. All 36 hours must be completed for educational diagnostician certification, as well as state-mandated proficiency test(s). Also, 2 years of teaching experience in an accredited public or private school and teacher certification are required. All assessment courses must be taken at West Texas A&M University. No assessment course work from other universities is accepted, and experience in special education is not considered in place of required courses. A practicum is required for Texas certification and must be completed in a school accredited or approved by the Texas Education Agency and approved by WTAMU; the student is responsible for securing a practicum site and obtaining approval from the program director.