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Program Certificate in Educational Diagnostician online

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This online program certificate is designed for teachers with two years of experience. In this program you will gain the specialized knowledge you need to apply research, methods, and recommended practices for the effective assessment and instruction of learners with special needs in diverse school and community settings.

icon $5,775* Total Program Cost
icon As few as 11 months Program Duration
icon 21 Credit Hours
icon $5,775* Total Program Cost
icon As few as 11 months Program Duration
icon 21 Credit Hours

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Taught by the same award-winning faculty who teach on campus, this post-graduate level certificate meets the course requirements to become an Educational Diagnostician certified by the Texas State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC).Taught by the same award-winning faculty who teach on campus, this post-graduate level certificate meets the course requirements to become an Educational Diagnostician certified by the Texas State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC).

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Tuition

For nearly a century, Lamar University has been committed to offering a high quality education that is also accessible to students at all levels of financial need.

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$5,775 Total program cost. Price includes distance learning fee.

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Total program cost depends upon transfer hours and program advisement relevant to program requirements. For more information, contact a Lamar University enrollment specialist contact a Lamar University enrollment specialist.

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Ready to get started on your degree program online but need help finding ways to fund your education? We can help you discover student financing sources that include grants, loans and other payment options. Learn more about financial aid here.

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Lamar University's online Program Certificate in Educational Diagnostician online offers multiple opportunities per year to enter your program. So once you're ready to start, you won't have wait long!

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5-Week Courses Program Start Date Application Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Fall III 2018 11/19/2018 10/22/2018 11/12/2018 12/21/2018
Spring I 2019 1/22/2019 12/20/2018 1/17/2019 2/25/2019
Spring II 2019 3/4/2019 2/4/2019 2/28/2019 4/8/2019
Spring III 2019 4/15/2019 3/14/2019 4/11/2019 5/20/2019

Educational Diagnostician Certification Course Schedule

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Admissions

Lamar University's online programs have specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please review the admission guidelines carefully. For specific questions or more details, view our admission FAQs.

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Submit your application and one-time $25 application fee online.

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Teaching Certification

Submit documentation of your valid, state-issued teaching certificate.

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Minimum 2.5 Undergraduate GPA

Applicants with a GPA below 2.5 in the institutional bachelor's will not be admitted.

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University Admission Requirements

  • Online Application & Fee: University requirements will be assessed by the online application through ApplyTexas.org. There is a one-time application fee of $25.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended*
  • Master's Degree A master’s degree is required from any of the following disciplines which require initial teacher certification in any academic area/discipline; For example, Special Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Counselor, Educational Administration
  • Teaching Certificate: Must have a valid state-issued teaching certificate upon enrolling in the program.
  • Teaching Experience: Must have teaching experience: 2 years for admissions & 3 years for certification per TEA
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Waivers of any experience or certification requirements will be initiated by Lamar University Admissions staff as necessary in instances where they may not apply, such as applications from states that do not require certification for licensure.

Department of Teacher Education Admission Requirements

In addition to University admission requirements, the Department of Teacher Education requires the following for admission to the department program.

  • Teaching Certificate: Must be valid.**
  • Employment: Employed on a Texas Education Agency approved public or private school campus.*** To determine if your school is Texas Education Agency approved, please use the following links: public school or private school.
  • Application: Complete and submit the departmental application—will be sent by email after completing the ApplyTexas application.
  • Reference: Letter of reference from your principal
  • Mentor: Mentor needs to be an Educational Diagnostician or Special Education Director with access to an educational diagnostician test kit.

Out-of-state applicants must determine whether the program will meet their state credentialing requirements by contacting their state’s Dept. of Education.

**Please note that out of state students may not be required to meet this criteria.

***Not applicable to out of state students unless taking the TExES Principal Exam.

Out of state students should check with their state department of education to determine if there are specific state requirements needed.

Send all required documents to:

Lamar University Online Admissions
PO Box 10017
Beaumont, TX 77710

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Submit electronically to luadmtran@lamar.edu

*All applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts from each institution attended to the Admissions Office. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution.

We reserve the right to review individual applicant qualifications for admission. Final determinations for admission are based upon a number of criteria. We reserve the right to refuse student entrance or terminate a student after admission to a program if, in the judgment of the faculty, the student demonstrates unacceptable professional fitness to practice in their particular field of study with children, youth, and/or adults.

For students considering an academic program that leads to professional licensure in a state outside of Texas, such as Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, Educational Diagnostician, Principal Certificate or Superintendent Certificate, please contact applicable licensure board(s) in any state you may want to pursue licensure prior to beginning the academic program in order to determine whether the program meets licensure requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm program eligibility for licensure in any state outside of Texas.

Courses

Through 21 hours of coursework, including a practicum, this post-graduate level certificate program meets the course requirements to become an Educational Diagnostician certified by the Texas State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC).

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SPED 5301: Survey of Exceptional Learners

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

General survey of the learning potentials of those children deficient in basic integrities which can be categorized into central peripheral nervous system dysfunction and/or behavioral disorder. Prerequisites: Admission to the Graduate School or Post-Baccalaureate educator preparation program.

SPED 5311: Instructional Strategies for High Incidence Disabilities

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Foundations in the modification of educational components such as content knowledge, methods of instruction, and student learning outcomes are explored through the authentic application of innovative, research-based strategies effective with high incidence disabilities.

SPED 5313: Instructional Strategies for Low Incidence Disabilities

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course provides foundations in the modification of educational components such as content knowledge, methods of instruction, and student learning outcomes are explored through the authentic application of innovative, research-based strategies effective with low incidence disabilities.

SPED 5315: Transition for Students With Exceptionalities

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course explores transition services and programs for students with exceptionalities. It emphasizes transition throughout the life span by addressing transition needs from early intervention to adulthood. Transition services stress moving from school to work and community.

SPED 5320: Psychoeducational Evaluation of Exceptional Children

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Simulated experiences in the use of formal and informal methods of appraising and communicating pupils' educational status and progress.

SPED 5321: Test Administration and Interpretation

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Theoretical and practical study emphasizing the administration, scoring, and basic interpretation of individual psychological tests. Students will be trained to administer, score, and interpret various individual assessment instruments for cognitive abilities, academic achievement, adaptive behavior or other individual assessment instruments.

SPED 5322: Practicum for Educational Diagnostician

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course provides practicum experience in the use of formal and informal instruments in the evaluation of the psychoeducational and social development of children. Focus is placed on the utilization of education and clinical data by the educational diagnostician to meet the individual needs of students.

*Price includes distance learning fee.

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