Educational Diagnostician

Program Overview   

Contact:   Scarlet Clouse    sanderson@sulross.edu  (432) 837-8013 Morelock Academic Building, Room 309C

             

The Master's of Education with a Specialization in Educational Diagnostician program at Sul Ross State University requires 30 semester hours in Education for the handicapped, psychoeducational and diagnostic assessment, and resource areas. The courses are intended to provide the student with an in-depth, hands-on, practical approach to assessment and evaluation. This rigorous and comprehensive course of study is intended to prepare students for a fulfilling career as an educational diagnostician. The web-delivered courses make the program very convenient for the working student.

The program is designed to meet the needs of students in two ways: 1) for students seeking a Master's degree with a specialization in educational diagnostician, or 2) for students that hold a Master's degree and want certification only in educational diagnostician. *All coursework requires approval of the program major advisor and must be completed within 6 years.

Program and Certification Requirements

For students seeking a Master's degree: MEd Degree plan

  • Complete 30 sch of coursework (Click here for a list of all required courses)
  • Apply for Candidacy after first 12 hours of completed coursework
  • Apply for Comprehensive Examinations
  • Purchase and Complete Certify Teacher preparation exam
  • Pass TExES 153 Educational Diagnostician exam
  • Apply for Graduation

For students seeking certification only: Certification Only Degree plan

*You must hold a valid Texas teacher certificate AND at least 2 years teaching experience in a TEA accredited school in order to become fully certified. These are not requirements to enter the program and may be completed concurrently with coursework.

Practicum Requirements

All students will be required to complete 160 clock hours of field-based experience during the last semester of enrollment in the educational diagnostician program. Students will enroll in ED 7318, Practicum in Special Education, with the approval of the program major advisor. The practicum offers an opportunity for the educational diagnostician student to work within a school district under the guidance and supervision of an appointed mentor and a university supervisor. Please contact the program major advisor for detailed information regarding the practicum requirements.

Getting Started Checklist and Important Links/Documents:

_____Apply to Sul Ross State University (link above in the APPLY tab) as either a Master's seeking student or Certification Only (non-degree seeking) student

_____Visit the Office of Financial Aid website (link above in the STUDENTS tab) for information about available financial assistance

_____Read the Educational Diagnostician Program Handbook

_____An email will be sent from the departmental secretary containing your signed plan and a request for additional paperwork

_____Visit the SRSU Bookstore (link above in the MY SRSU tab) to order textbooks

_____Begin coursework (Contact your advisor every semester for course advising. Do NOT self-advise!)

_____If seeking a Master's degree, after 12 hours of completed coursework, submit a Request for Candidacy form 

_____If seeking a Master's degree, complete the Application for Comprehensive Examination form the semester prior to anticipated graduation

_____Complete the Graduation Application one semester prior to anticipated graduation (For this application to be considered you must complete all items and pay your fees(s)in the cashier's office, located in the Briscoe Administration Building, Room 205. Return application and your receipt to the Dean, School of Professional Studies, Box C-91, SRSU, Alpine, TX 79832, or to Morelock Administration Building, Room 203.)

_____Complete testing requirements (Certify Teacher and TExES)

_____Once all requirements are complete, apply for certification (contact advisor for more information)