Diagnostician Certification

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY until all requirements below have been met:

  • Completion of all coursework required for degree and certification
  • Graduated with a Master’s degree
  • Passed the required examinations for Lamar University, and the Texas Education Agency
  • Hold a valid classroom teaching certificate, and have two creditable years of teaching experience as a classroom teacher

When all requirements have been met, each candidate MUST apply with both Lamar University and State Board of Educator Certification for the Texas Standard Teacher certificate.

To be recommended for certification by Lamar University you must apply in Tk20. To apply please visit https://lamar.tk20.com/campustoolshighered/start.do 

Once logged into Tk20, to apply:

  • Select applications
  • Select create
  • Select  PEDG - Initial Certification-Generic Special Education/Educational Diagnostician Application

On the Tk20 application please remember to upload the following below

  • Documentation of at least TWO (2) years of classroom teaching experience in a TEA approved school. Obtain and scan a copy of your Service Record available from your district’s human resources office.

Complete the online application with the State Board for Teacher Certification (SBEC) at https://secure.sbec.state.tx.us/SBECOnline/login.asp  

Choose University-Based and type in "Certification-Educational Diagnostician"

 

Please Note: Because of the high volume of applicants, the Certification process can take approximately 6-weeks from the time your application is received and all requirements are verified. Please make sure all requirements are met, or the processing of your certification application will be delayed.