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    May 27, 2024  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Diagnostician (all-level) administration certification

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Routes to certification for graduate students

Advanced or supplemental certification without an advanced degree

These certificates are available as additional content areas for those who hold a valid Teacher Certificate. Candidates must meet the following requirements prior to being recommended for the certificate.

  1. Completion of all courses including field experience if one is required (student teaching/practicum/mentorship). See individual plans for details.
  2. Passing scores on the appropriate TExES examination.
  3. Making application, fulfilling all state requirements, and paying fees to SBEC for the advanced or supplemental certification.

Program specific requirements

Candidates must meet the program requirements for the specific advanced or supplemental certification option selected. Students may later use up to 12 graduate semester credit hours taken while in non-degree, certification-only status toward a graduate degree. Acceptance of the hours requires program approval. Students must consult with a faculty program coordinator prior to enrolling in classes.

Educational Diagnostician (all-level)

  • Current Texas special education teaching certification earned through university course work.
  • A master’s degree.
  • Special education (variable hours): All courses required for Educational Diagnostician certification with master’s degree. An audit of transcripts is conducted to determine which courses have been taken and passed already and which are needed as part of this plan.
  • Three years of appropriate teaching experience in special education by time of program completion.

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