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Educational Diagnostician

What can I do with a concentration of Educational Diagnostician?Students in the Admin Mall

As an educational diagnostician, you’ll provide educational, intellectual and social/emotional diagnostic information to help determine the most appropriate programs for individuals with disabilities.

What are some interesting courses I’ll be taking while in the program?

  • Appraisal of Exceptional Learners – In this course, you’ll learn to select, administer and interpret standardized academic achievement data in a form that is usable to classroom teachers, service providers and/or parents.
  • Assessing Cognitive Abilities – In this course, you’ll learn to administer, score, analyze and interpret standardized instruments for the assessment of intellectual abilities and adaptive behavior to diagnose the presence of learning differences and/or disabilities.
  • Advanced Study of Developmental Disabilities – In this course, you’ll learn to utilize appropriate diagnostic instruments and methodologies to assess levels of developmental and design instructional programs appropriate to individual needs.

*See the Admissions Requirements for complete course requirements.

How much will it cost?

Students in classStudents at Tarleton enjoy one of the lowest tuition and fee rates in the state of Texas. A 3-hour graduate course costs approximately $873*.

*Cost is subject to change, and varies by location and modality. For example, a 3-hour course in Fort Worth costs approximately $731. A 3-hour online course costs approximately $851.

How long will it take?

Students have the flexibility to finish the degree in as little as 18 months, or as long as six years.

What are the course formats?

In an effort to provide flexibility for our students, we have designed online, hybrid, and face-to-face course offerings for you to choose from while in the program.

  • Student studying at TSU Military MemorialFully online courses do not have face-to-face meetings, and instead all course work is completed in the Blackboard learning management system.
  • Hybrid courses may have anywhere from four to eight face-to-face meetings, with online content provided in Blackboard in between. All face-to-face sessions are offered on nights and/or weekends for convenience.
  • Finally, traditional face-to-face courses meet every week, and may or may not have online components.

How will advising work while I’m in the program? 

Once you’ve applied to graduate school and are admitted, your concentration advisor will mentor you through your course work, and answer questions you may have about course options, locations, and modalities (online, hybrid, or face-to-face).

Why choose Tarleton?

Earning your graduate degree from Tarleton means you will have engaged with knowledgeable and respected faculty who present meaningful and relevant content, and formed long-lasting relationships with peers to broaden your skill-sets and expand opportunities in your career. Simply put, a degree from Tarleton is not just a piece of paper; it means you’ve expanded your horizons to become a leader in the field of Education.

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