Master's Degree in Special Education with Diagnostician Certification

Department of Educational Leadership

Degree: Master of Education
Major: Special Education
Cerfication: Educational Diagnostician
Hours: 36

Master of Education - Special Education Educational Diagnostician

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Degree Description

The Lamar University Master of Education Degree in Special Education – Educational Diagnostician equips you with the skills you need to teach diverse learners and become an educational diagnostician. You will gain foundational knowledge in the field of special education including the content, knowledge and skills to identify and place K-12 learners in special education services.

Why Study Special Education at Lamar?

The Master of Education Degree in Special Education – Educational Diagnostician at Lamar University provides you with practical skills while preparing you for Educational Diagnostician certification. This degree program aligns with standards developed by the Council for Exceptional Children and the State Board for Educator Certification: Texas Examinations of Educator Standards. You'll have unique access to teaching internships in the area and your choice of career options upon graduation.

Career Paths

Upon successful completion of this program, you may seek opportunities as special education director, department head, integrated curriculum developer or supervisor, assessment coordinator, educational diagnostician or integrated classroom teacher. A shortage of special education teachers in Texas means you are likely to have a great deal of choice in your preferred location.

Primary Careers

Educational diagnostician, educator, director, curriculum developer, instructional strategist

Career Areas

  • Early childhood education
  • Primary education
  • Secondary education
  • Special education
  • Fine arts education
  • Physical education
  • Health education
  • STEM education

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Public and private schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Other educational institutions
Faculty Member NameKay Abernathy, Ed.D.
Associate Professor
Faculty Member NameJimmy Creel, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor
Tilisa ThibodeauxTilisa Thibodeaux, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor