Educational Diagnostician Certification

Educational Diagnostician Certification

Educational Diagnostician Certification

Educational Diagnostician certification prepares knowledgeable caring professionals equipped with valuable tools that serve students with exceptionalities in today’s classrooms. Programs embrace cultural and linguistic diversity emphasizing the importance of evidence-based practice, critical thinking skills, interdisciplinary collaboration, ethical principles and continued professional development meeting standards for the Council for Exceptional Children. Program graduates earn a Master’s of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with an Educational Diagnostician certification. Please contact if you have any questions.

Featured Courses


SPED 525 - Special Education Law.

This course explores special education legislation (federal and state) influencing the current practices in public and private schools, agencies, communities, and public services relative to individuals with disabilities.

SPED 527 - Methods of Teaching Young Learners with Disabilities.

In this course students will study research-based behavior management and instructional techniques appropriate for the instruction of early childhood children. Students will design and evaluate curricula using principles of developmentally appropriate practice for infants and children from birth to 5 years, including individualized, child-centered learning that is relationship-based, active, culturally sensitive and inclusive. Students will design effective family involvement and physical, social and instructional environments using universal design including applications of instructional and assistive technology for young children. Additionally, students will distinguish between young children with developmental disabilities and normally developing young children as they visit early childhood classrooms and PPCD classrooms.

SPED 541 - Assessment and Instructional Planning

This course provides the student with experiences to develop competency in informal assessment procedures that address processing and learning. Students link the results of neurodevelopment assessment, curriculum-based assessment, and performance-based assessment to individualized instructional planning.