Educational Diagnostician Certification

Department of Educational Leadership

Program Description

The Educational Diagnostician Certificate graduate program is designed for teachers who want to specialize in Educational Diagnostician work in the K-12 setting. You must hold a master’s degree and have three-years’ teaching experience in a K-12 setting. 

If you are  seeking certification as an Educational Diagnostician and are enrolled in either the M.Ed. Special Education-Educational Diagnostician or Certification as Educational Diagnostician program, will need to make arrangements with respect to access to test kits for the following assessment instruments (Woodcock Johnson- Achievement, Woodcock Johnson- Cognitive, WISC) AND retain a certified Educational Diagnostician from within their school  and/or district who will supervise their use of such instruments. Lamar University, the College of Education and Human Development, and the Special Education program do not provide such test kits or make arrangements for site mentors.

Why Study Educational Diagnostics at Lamar?

It is the goal of the Educational Diagnostician Program to provide teachers at the graduate level with the tools needed to support exceptional learners’ educational needs in K-12 schools. The program is taught by an award-winning faculty and everyone who completes it will be certified by the Texas State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC). Upon completion of this program, you are eligible to take the Educational Diagnostician certification exam. The program can also be completed in a little as nine months with continuous enrollment. 

Career Paths

Educational Diagnosticians are highly-prepared professionals who work in schools, co-ops and private practices. Their work is to provide diagnostic information about students for success in the classroom. They work closely with the Special Education Program and provide leadership in RTI. 

Primary Careers

Educational Diagnostician, Curriculum Developer, Instructional Strategist, School Psychologist

Meet the Faculty

Faculty Member NameMichelle Botos, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
Robert NicksDebbie Troxclair, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Robert NicksJohn Mohr
Adjunct Professor