Texas Tech University

Special Education - Educational Diagnostician (M.Ed.)

Program Overview

The Master's in Special Education with a concentration in Educational Diagnostician program prepares professional educators to practice as assessment personnel in education.

Degrees Offered

M.Ed. in Special Education - Educational Diagnostician Certification Preparation Program. Offered fully online.

Also offered: a stand-alone Educational Diagnostician certification (requires state exam)

Career Opportunities With This Degree

The program provides Master's level courses addressing the Texas Education Agency and Council of Exceptional Children competency requirements in preparation for the TExES exam for certification as an Educational Diagnostician. TTU recommends persons who are located out of state should contact the state of residency education agency for specific assessment personnel requirements.

Application Materials

All programs require that you submit an online application through ApplyTexas.

College Transcripts – Send unofficial copies of all transcripts to the Texas Tech Graduate School at graduate.admissions@ttu.edu. The transcripts must be in PDF format and no larger than 2 MB. Multiple attachments per email will be accepted. Grade reports or unofficial transcripts from university web portals will not be accepted. Please redact the Social Security Number anywhere it appears on your transcript. If documents are written in a language other than English, a copy of a complete and official English translation must be provided with the original language records.

* Official transcripts will be required during your first semester if you are admitted to your desired program.

* International applicants will need to submit additional materials. Please review the Graduate School website for more information.

Required Supplemental Application Materials

Resume, Applicant Statement, 2 Professional Recommendations. Download a comprehensive list of requirements.

Application Process

Please visit the Graduate Application Process for more information on how to apply.

Semester in which the program can be started

Spring, Fall, or Summer I or II

Estimated Hours to Completion

36 credit hours for master's; 33 hours for graduate certification only

Allowable Transfer Hours

6 credit hours maximum for master's and 15 hours maximum for certification only. All transfer hours are at advisor's discretion.

Financial Aid

TTU Graduate School and COE scholarships, research assistantships, student loans (loans not available for cert only students)

Tuition & Fees

Visit the Student Business Services website to estimate your costs.

Contacts

Dr. L.J. Gould
specialeducationinquiries.educ@ttu.edu

Faculty