Special Education, M.Ed. with Diagnostician Certification

Prepare to lead your schools and communities in providing services to students with disabilities with the knowledge and skills provided by our Master of Education program. Upon completion of our program, you will be eligible to apply for Texas Educational Diagnostician Certification upon satisfactory completion of the TExES examination and three years of teaching experience. Admission to the program requires an undergraduate degree in special education*.

Requirements for Texas Educational Diagnostician Certification

Completion of an approved master’s degree
Three years of teaching experience
Passing score on the state mandated examination (TExES)

Required Courses (36 hours)

COUN 6013 Human Relations
EDUC 5053 Introduction to Educational Research
EDUC 6753 Applied Research
SPED 6613 Individualized Diagnostic Assessment I
SPED 6623 Individualized Diagnostic Assessment II
SPED 6633 Vocational, Motor Skills and Assistive Technology Assessment
SPED 6913 Special Education Law
SPED 6943 Practicum in Special Education
SPEC 6953 Special Graduate Topics in Special Education
SPED 6963 Foundations of Special Education Leadership

Additional semester hours

Six (6) semester hours of electives as approved by the program coordinator

* Leveling Courses

Required for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in Special Education. For more information, contact the program coordinator.