Make the Learning Process More Accessible

Do you have a master’s degree in Special Education and want to become an educational diagnostician? Our 21-hour certificate program may be your answer. It prepares you to analyze assessments, design a plan based on testing results and implement a variety of learning modalities to meet the individual needs of your students. As an educational diagnostician, your job may include consulting with your colleagues and students’ parents as you develop and execute your plan for each student, including the use of learner-friendly language or developing an interactive study guide.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Mesquite, Online
Duration 1-2 years
Foreign Language No foreign language credits required
Delivery Face-To-Face, Fully Online
Total Credit Hours 21 hours
Thesis Requirements No thesis required



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Education Diagnostician Graduate Certificate :: Program Admission Requirements


Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Step 1. Apply to the Graduate School

Submit Application

Submit your application through ApplyTexas.

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”

  1. Select “School Librarian Certification” as your “Major.”
  • Pay the $50 application fee.

Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Submit Documents

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

Official Transcripts

Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to [email protected].

  • We recommend that you request transcripts for all of your academic work.

Postal Alternative

If your institution is unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

We will need official/original documents. If those documents are the only copies you have, the Graduate School can mail them back to you upon request. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Personal Statement

Describe your preparation for graduate work, your academic interests and goals in no more than 500 words.

Resume or CV

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.

Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.

Step 2. Apply to the Certification Office

Once admitted to the Graduate School, you will be contacted by the Certificate Office with information regarding certification requirements and fees.

You will need to complete the following:

Application Packet

Please mail or email your packet to [email protected].

Center for Educator Certification and Academic Services
Texas A&M University-Commerce
P.O. Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429-3011


The Educator Certification and Academic Services Department will reach out to schedule an interview with you.

Letter of Invitation

Once accepted, please sign and return the “letter of invitation.”

Step 4. Apply for Financial Assistance

  • Apply for scholarships and graduate assistantships once you are admitted.
  • Apply for financial aid by submitting a FAFSA and sending it to school code 003565.
  • Contact your financial aid advisor with any questions.

Step 5. Register for Classes

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist is here to help you complete registration.

Contact your graduate enrollment specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

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Master of Special education :: Program Admission Requirements International

If you are an H1B or H4 applicant, please contact the Graduate School for details at [email protected].

Note: This program is not available to international students.

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Education Diagnostician Graduate Certificate :: Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Once admitted, you must:

The Texas State Board of Educators also requires you to complete the following:

  • Three years of full-time classroom teaching experience
  • Master’s degree
  • Minimum of 12 graduate-level semester hours completed at Texas A&M University-Commerce, as certifying institution
  • Approval for TExES registration during last semester of coursework, not to exceed six semester hours
  • Grade of B or better in Psy/SpEd 572, Psy/SpEd 573, and SpEd 574 (also needed to register for 691)

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Education Diagnostician Graduate Certification :: Course Requirements

COURSE Offerings

  • SPED 524 Characteristics of Students with Mild Disabilities
  • SPED 526 Characteristics of Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities
  • SPED 528 Special Education Law
  • PSY/SPED 572 Principles of Assessment and Measurement
  • PSY/SPED 573 Principles of Cognitive Assessment
  • SPED 574 Principles of Psycho-Educational Assessment
  • PSY 691 Clinical Practicum Psychology
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