No certificate awarded, this program prepares students for certification
The College of Education offers the required curriculum for the Texas State Board of Education Certification Educational Diagnostician Professional Standards Certificate. Certification also requires a passing score on the TExES examination, a Master's degree, three years of teaching experience, and a valid Texas teaching certificate. The Educational Diagnostician plan requires all generic special education courses required for the Master of Education in Special Education, and additional coursework in Educational Diagnostics and Practicum/Internship courses. Certification requirements at Texas Tech meet and exceed State of Texas requirements for Educational Diagnosticians. This exemplary plan of study closely mirrors CEC standards for Educational Diagnosticians with additional emphasis on best practice assessment. Students who already hold a Masters degree in related areas will be required to complete all requirements for the Master of Education in Special Education degree, including any leveling courses.