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 (state examination and 160 internship hours).
Applicants must submit an application and participate in either a screening interview or instrument to determine if the EPP applicant's knowledge, experience, skills, and aptitude are appropriate for the certificate sought.
A minimum 3.0 GPA on cumulative record (or 3.0 GPA in Education-Related Courses or final 60 undergraduate credit hours) prior to admission. Applicants are screened based on the quality of their application and the candidate's potential for success in the program via the assessment of the educational diagnostician program admissions committee. Students must include the following in their applications:
- Curriculum Vitae/Resume
- Statement of intent
- Two professional letters of reference
- Official Undergraduate transcripts
- Current teaching certificate documenting at least two years of public school classroom teaching
- Documentation of professional liability insurance
Applicants from countries where English is not the first language are required to demonstrate English proficiency. Please consult the graduate school website for required scores.
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||Appl. Res. Des. for Coun & Spe||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 Childhood Bil Spec Ed||3|
|SPED 5337||Assessment: Disability||3|
|SPED 5345||Interv Stud w/High Incid Disab||3|
|SPED 5347||Collaboration in Bil Spec Ed||3|
|SPED 5371||Interv. Stud w/ Low Incid Dis||3|