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Educational Diagnostician

Designed For

Professionals interested in evaluation and programming for individuals with disabilities in P-12 school or clinical settings.

Your Future

Educational Diagnosticians provide educational, intellectual and social/emotional diagnostic information to help determine the most appropriate programs for individuals with disabilities.

Concentration Area Advisor

Dr. Lisa Cavin,

The Program

The 33 hour Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction degree includes a combination of online and hybrid coursework. Additional leveling courses may be required for certification.

Program Core Courses
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 EDUC 5302 Cultural Diversity
3 EDUC 5338 Curriculum Design and Implementation
3 EDUC 5398 Techniques of Research
3 EDSP 5399 Internship for Educational Diagnosticians
Program Concentration Courses
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 EDSP 5305 Introduction to Exceptional Learners
3 EDSP 5313 Advanced Study in Learning Disabilities OR
EDSP 5315 Advanced Study of Developmental Disabilities
3 EDSP 5329 Assessing Cognitive Abilities Exceptional Learners
3 EDSP 5325 Appraisal of Exceptional Learners
3 READ 5375 Literacy Assessment
3 EDSP 5328 Case Management for Educational Diagnosticians
3 PSYC 5381 Assessment & Evaluation Fundamentals

Thesis Requirements (offered to interested students)
Full admission to the C&I M.ED. program;
Concentration area program requirements AND 6 hours EDUC 5388;
Permission from concentration area advisor, committee chair, C&I department chair;
Thesis guidelines

Graduate Capstone Project


EDSP 5399 Internship for Educational Diagnosticians


Demonstration of proficiency in the application of program goals and concentration area content.


The student will

  • Identify a problem to solve (related to the student’s practice),
  • Review of the current research related to the  problem,
  • Gather and analyze data related to the problem
  • Report the findings.
  • Draw conclusions and make recommendations for further action.

Comprehensive Exam

The graduate comprehensive exam assess attainment of the graduate program goals in both core and concentration areas.  The exam measure the knowledge and experiences gained in graduate programs as a student, as well as the degree to which knowledge and experiences can be applied to real world practice and education professionals.


Concentration Area Advisement

Concentration area advisors direct students’ enrollment advisement and release of advising holds up to the point students select a faculty committee.

Committee Chair Advisement

During the semester enrolled in EDUC 5398 Techniques of Research, students should select faculty committees. Once selected the student’s committee chair serves as advisor for enrollment and coordinates assessment of capstone project and comprehensive exam.

Concentration Area Advisement: Dr. Lisa Cavin,