Educational Diagnostician, Certificate

Candidates seeking only Educational Diagnostician Certification must earn a minimum of 24 semester credit hours as follows:

Required Courses
EDSE 5322Ed Test & Measure of Exc Lrnr3
EDSE 5324Dsgn Instr & Behav Pgr Sp Pop3
EDSE 5325Development & Disability3
EDSE 5326Behav Aspcts of Clss Org & Mgt3
EDSE 5327Fed Leg, Litigation & Advocacy3
EDSE 5355Assmnt & Ed Proc Low Incid Pop3
EDSE 5374Ed & Psych Measurement & Eval3
EDSE 5375Spec Ed Assessment Practicum 13-6
Total Credits24-27

Educational Diagnostician Certificate Requirements (TAC 239)

Requirements for admissions are as follows:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education that at the time was accredited or otherwise approved by an accrediting organization recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board;
  2. A valid classroom teaching certificate; and
  3. Meet the requirements for admission to an educator preparation program under Chapter 227.

Requirements for certification are as follows:

  1. Successfully complete an educational diagnostician preparation program that meets the requirements of §239.82 and §239.83 (relating to Standards Required for the Educational Diagnostician Certificate);
  2. Successfully complete the examination based on the standards identified in §239.83
  3. Hold, at a minimum, a master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education that at the time was accredited or otherwise approved by an accrediting organization recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board;
  4. Hold a valid classroom teaching certificate; and
  5. Have three creditable years of teaching experience as a classroom teacher, as defined in Chapter 153, Subchapter CC Texas Education Code, §5.001(2).


In order to take the state exam, a candidate must meet academic competency requirements and receive approval to test from Texas A&M-San Antonio (TAC §242.5).