Program Certificate in Educational Diagnostician Online

Develop the knowledge base and specialized skill sets to assess and identify exceptional learners.

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Program Overview

Get to know our 100% online Program Certificate in Educational Diagnostician

Lamar Online Degree Tuition Cost
Per Program
Lamar Program Duration
11 months
Program Duration
Degree Credit Hours Required
Credit Hours

This online Program Certificate in Educational Diagnostician is designed for teachers with three 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.

As an educational diagnostician student, you will benefit from one-on-one attention and continuous support from our compassionate, accessible faculty who are also educational leaders. Your success is our priority, and we are committed to nurturing your growth and empowering you with the most relevant and cutting-edge assessment practices.

This post-graduate level certificate meets the course requirements to become an Educational Diagnostician certified by the Texas State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC). Graduates of this Lamar University program have a pass rate for the Educational Diagnostician Certification exam that consistently exceeds the state rate.**

**Based on Lamar University study examining 153 scores for the Educational Diagnostician Certificate exam, as well as pass rates for Lamar University and the state of Texas, from 2018-2021.

Meet the Professor and Program Coordinator of the Educational Diagnostician Program

What Sets the Lamar University Educational Diagnostician Program Apart?

Dr. Michelle Botos explores how the flexibility of online coursework, exceptional faculty support and collaboration with a mentor within your district set the Lamar University educational diagnostician program apart from other programs.

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Find out how and when to pay your tuition

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing Program Certificate in Educational Diagnostician. Our tuition is affordable, and can be paid by the course.

$6,814 Per Program. Price includes distance learning fee.

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice due to action by the Board of Regents or the Texas State Legislature.

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

Financial Aid

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.


Our application deadlines and class schedules

Our Program Certificate in Educational Diagnostician online program features multiple start dates to accommodate your busy schedule. Find the start date that works best for you and apply before the application deadline associated with it.

Upcoming Start Dates:

Apply by:9/12/22
Start Class:10/3/22

5 week courses Program Start Date Application Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day TEA Requirement Deadline Department Required Deadline
Summer II 07/11/2022 06/20/2022 07/07/2022 08/14/2022 07/03/2022 06/24/2022
Fall 1 08/22/2022 08/01/2022 08/15/2022 09/25/2022 08/15/2022 08/06/2022
Fall 2 10/03/2022 09/12/2022 09/26/2022 11/06/2022 09/26/2022 09/17/2022
Fall 3 11/14/2022 10/24/2022 11/07/2022 12/18/2022 11/07/2022 10/29/2022
Spring I 01/17/2023 12/27/2022 01/09/2023 02/19/2023 01/04/2023 01/06/2023
Spring II 02/27/2023 02/06/2023 02/21/2023 04/02/2023 02/15/2023 02/17/2023
Spring III 04/10/2023 03/20/2023 04/03/2023 05/14/2023 03/29/2023 03/31/2023

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See the criteria for the online Program Certificate in Educational Diagnostician

The Program Certificate in Educational Diagnostician online program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

Online Application

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

Official Transcripts

Teaching Certification

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

University Admission Requirements

  • Online Application & Fee: University requirements will be assessed by the online application through There is a one-time application fee of $25.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended*
  • Master's degree: A master’s degree from any academic area/discipline that requires an initial teacher certification is required. Conferred master’s degree GPAs will be used for admission purposes.
  • 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. Instructions for the department application and reference will be e-mailed to you after your ApplyTexas application is processed. Instructions for submitting the other documents will be e-mailed separately if you are accepted to the program:

  • Department Application with essay response
  • Teaching Certificate: Must have a valid state-issued teaching certificate upon enrolling in the program
  • Teaching Experience: Must have 3 years
  • 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
  • Professional reference from your principal
  • Mentor: Mentor needs to be an Educational Diagnostician or Special Education Director with access to an educational diagnostician test kit.

Many programs may lead to licensure or certification in other states, but additional coursework or other requirements may be required by your state. Please review this chart for guidance regarding whether a Lamar University program will meet educational requirements in your state. For additional questions, if considering any academic program that leads to professional licensure in a state outside of Texas, please contact our Out-of-State Licensure and Authorization Office.

**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.

Send all required documents to:

Lamar University Online Admissions
PO Box 10017
Beaumont, TX 77710


Submit electronically to [email protected]

*All applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts from each institution attended to the Admissions Office. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution. Lamar University Office of Admissions will no longer require community college transcripts for graduate applicants. Official transcripts from all other institutions will be required. However, if a department or program wishes to review a community college transcript for decision purposes, the department or program may directly request the applicant to submit the official community college transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions for processing.

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.


View the degree plan for our Program Certificate in Educational Diagnostician online classes

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).

Through 21 hours of coursework, including a capstone internship experience, you will become prepared for state diagnostician certification. Courses are offered on a rotational basis and not every course is offered in each session. EDLD 5311 and EDLD 5398 are offered each session.


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.
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.
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.
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.
Duration: 15 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.
Duration: 15 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. Couse offered only in Spring and Fall term.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Analysis and evaluation; types of test and measurement devices will be conducted. Methods of determining the reliability and validity of tests are investigated. Designs for testing programs and selection of appropriate tests will be included. Evaluation systems of individuals and programs will be discussed.

*Price includes distance learning fee.

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