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.

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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

College Transcripts – Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to the Graduate School application. Information on submitting official transcripts will be provided to you by the Graduate School. 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.

  • Due to ongoing accessibility concerns, the Graduate School has suspended GRE test score requirements for applications through at least Summer 2025. For more information, please contact the Graduate School.

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 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

Use the Student Business Services Tuition Estimator to estimate your costs.


L.J. Gould, Ed.D.Admissions CoordinatorOffice of Graduate Admissions & Enrollmentspecialeducationinquiries.educ@ttu.edu806-834-4224


Fast Facts

  • Delivery: Online
  • Master's Hours to Completion: 36
  • Certification Hours to Completion: 33
  • Now accepting applications for: All Semesters
  • Master's Maximum Transfer Hours: 6
  • Certification Maximum Transfer Hours: 15