Michelle Botos, Ph.D. — Clinical Instructor

“I love using data-driven decisions to help promote student success.”

Degrees Held:

Ph.D. – Louisiana State University, 2013

Department: Education

Career highlights:

Numerous presentations and many years of experience as an educational diagnostician

  • In which online Lamar degree program(s) do you teach?

    M.Ed. in Special Education – Educational Diagnostician Certification

  • What do your students in these courses learn?

    The skills required to become an educational diagnostician.

  • Why did you start teaching?

    I love using data-driven decisions to help promote student success.

  • What advice would you give those considering your online program(s)?

    The educational diagnostician program is designed to nurture the professional and personal development of candidates by empowering them with the knowledge, skills, and experiences to become culturally competent and effective educational diagnosticians. In fulfillment of the program mission, the faculty are dedicated to training leaders in the profession who are capable of thriving in an ever-changing society, with the ability to successfully create and manage the role of an educational diagnostician that addresses the diverse needs of all students.

  • What do you think is the biggest challenge that people in the profession face today?

    As a future educational diagnostician, it is important to pay attention to timeliness, properly plan and be knowledgeable. Remember: Preparation starts here within the program and the practicum courses. Each assignment is considered a timeline and will be graded for timeliness in addition to other performance measures.

  • Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know.

    My husband and I have a large family with six kids, and our family is very active in the foster and adoption community.

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