Special Populations-Diagnostician Emphasis (M.Ed.) - University of Houston
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Special Populations - Educational Diagnostician Emphasis (M.ED.)


Prepares professionals for the high-needs field of Special Education

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Special Populations - Educational Diagnostician Emphasis (M.ED.)

The hybrid Master's Program in Special Populations prepares students for certification as Educational Diagnosticians in Texas Public Schools. Students in this program currently hold a teaching certificate in the State of Texas. This program extends teachers' special education expertise by developing the necessary skill set to assess and identify learning problems in children, consult with parents and teachers in a multidisciplinary setting, and assume leadership roles.

Students who complete this emphasis:

  • Understand federal and state disability criteria and identification procedures for determining the presence of an educational need.
  • Recognize the significance of diversity for evaluation, planning, and instruction.
  • Select, administer and interpret appropriate assessments and evaluations.
  • Understand appropriate curricula and instructional strategies for developing the academic, behavioral and social skills of students with disabilities.
  • Engage the roles and responsibilities of the teaching profession.

Degree Plan
Total Hours 30
Graduate GPA 3.0 minimum
Test Scores Required GRE (waiver available)
Degree Awarded Master of Education in Special Populations