The educational diagnostician works within the special education department in public school systems and is the professional who is primarily responsible for conducting and coordinating the initial full individual evaluation of students suspected of having a disability. Educational diagnosticians also conduct and coordinate re-evaluations of students currently receiving special education and related services. This program prepares the prospective education diagnostician to conduct full individual evaluations and compose written reports.
Students in the program are prepared to:
interpret the results of evaluation data to parents and other professionals.
work with the multidisciplinary team to plan and incorporate appropriate teaching methods, materials and mastery level into the individual education plans of students with disabilities.
assist public schools by possessing knowledge of compliance issues regarding federal and state laws, rules and regulations that affect students with disabilities.
understand the importance of the child-centered process in all aspects of education.
Why a Master’s of Education in Educational Diagnostician? We have the EXPERTS!
Educational Diagnostician faculty Dr. Fielding was awarded…
UTPA Office of the Provost Award in International Studies (2006)
UTPA College of Education Distinguished Teaching Award (2011)
UTPA University Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching (2012)
Time to Degree: Depends on number of courses taken per semester; Average time is 3 years
Total Credit Hours: 45 hours
The University of Texas-Pan American is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters', and doctorate degrees.
International Student Requirements:
Teacher Certification in Special Program,
Documentation Submission Educational Psychology Department,
Three letters of recommendation,
Statement of Purpose,
Most recent PDAS
Cleared criminal background check,
Test of English as Foreign language (TOEFL) - A minimum score of 500 (173 for computer based test) is required for all international students from countries whose native language is not English. Test scores must be sent directly to the University of Texas-Pan American from the Testing Agency. Copies of TOEFL scores sent by the applicant are not acceptable.
Additional University Admission Requirements, required supporting materials and application procedure are indicated in the Application form.