Program of Studies for Educational Diagnostician
(Master’s with Certification)

Prerequisite or Leveling Course

 

EDSP 5300* Exceptional Children and Youth

 

Required Courses

 

EDSP 5301* Educational Appraisal of Exceptional Children
EDSP 5303* Applied Behavior Analysis in Special Education
EPSY 5331* Human Development in Education
EPSY 5389* Individual Intelligence Testing
EDSP 5390* Seminar in Special Education for Educational Diagnostics
EDSP 5093 Internship in Special Education
EDSP 5094 Advanced Internship in Special Education


Nine* hours from:

 

EDSP 5307* Problems and Trends in Special Education
or
EDSP 5306 Instructional Strategies for Teaching Studentswith Low Incidence Disabilities
[if Master’s Degree is already completed]
EDSP 5320* Children and Youth with Low Incidence Disabilities
EDSP 5330* Children and Youth with High Incidence Disabilities


Six* hours from:

 

EDSP 5304* Instructional Strategies for Teaching Students with High Incidence Disabilities
EDSP 5308* Authentic Assessment for Students with Exceptionalities


*Required for TEA endorsement. Diagnostician certification also requires TExES examination, Master’s Degree, 2 years of teaching experience, and a valid Texas teaching certificate. The Master’s Degree also requires EPSY 5379.


Diagnostic testing/evaluation courses should be taken in the following order:
 

EDSP 5301, EDSP 5093 in one semester
EPSY 5389, EPSY 5094 in the Spring semester
EDSP 5390 Seminar in Special Education for Educational Diagnostics and EDSP 5308 in the Fall semester after EPSY 5389