M.Ed. - Educational Diagnostician
This program is intended for graduate students who possess a Texas Provisional Teaching Certificate and are interested in working with the Special Education system in the public schools. The applicant should confer with the Graduate Advisor to determine additional requirements for State Board of Educator Certification as a Professional Educational Diagnostician.
The above required application materials will be evaluated to determine if the applicant’s knowledge, experience, skills, and aptitude are appropriate for the educational degree sought. Students will receive a letter notification of their acceptance or non-acceptance into the program.
The applicant must have two (2) years of teaching experience in an accredited public, private, or parochial school approved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) prior to applying to this program. Students who participate in internships with agencies or school districts requiring background checks must successfully pass the background check to complete this requirement. Additionally, a background check is required to be certified as a school diagnostician in the state of Texas.
Final Requirements: Students must pass the UTEP qualifying exam for educational diagnostician prior to taking EDPC 5375-Internship course. Students will present an oral presentation of their student
portfolio to the faculty and achieve a passing score on the TExES for certification of Educational Diagnostician prior to graduation.
Certification: TExES exam (Texas Examination of Educator Standards)
Required Credits: 36
|Education Diagnostician Program|
|EDPC 5310||Applied Research Design for Ed||3|
|EDPC 5334||Classroom Based Appraisal||3|
|EDPC 5336||Advanced Educational Appraisal||3|
|EDPC 5344||Use/Interpret of Cog. Measures||3|
|EDPC 5348||Assess/Instruction for Student||3|
|EDPC 5375||Internsip for Ed. Diagnostics||3|
|SPED 5320||Spec Ed-Historical Legal Basis||3|
|SPED 5330||Early Inter Young Child/Family||3|
|SPED 5337||Assessment: Disability||3|
|SPED 5345||Interv Stud w/High Incid Disab||3|
|SPED 5347||Wrkng/Parents Lrnrs Sp. Needs||3|
|SPED 5371||Teach Student/Low Incident Dis||3|