About the Program

Educational Diagnostician Certificate Online

Make a difference in a child’s life with UTRGV’s Educational Diagnostician Certificate online program, which is designed to prepare you to assess students and place them in their best learning environment.

About the Program

About the Program
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Complete in as few as 10 months
15 credit hours
$458.33 per credit hour

Are you an educator with a drive to provide opportunity and accessibility for all learners? Our online Educational Diagnostician Certificate program equips you with the tools and techniques to assess and direct individual students to maximize their education. Any education master’s is accepted with a 3.0 GPA and no teaching experience is required. Make a difference in the life of a child in a role that takes you beyond the classroom as an Educational Diagnostician.

Online Courses

EPSY 6380 Introduction to Cognitive and Academic Assessment

Examines educational and clinical applications of individual assessment; specific diagnostic measures of intelligence and academic achievement; and supervised instruction in administration, scoring and interpretation. Practica is required. Prerequisites: EPSY 6370 or EPSY 6316.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EPSY 6381 Advanced Cognitive and Academic Assessment

Theory and application of specific instruments and techniques, including administration and scoring. Emphasis on analysis, interpretation, and integration of intelligence, achievement and other developmental measures; report‐writing is emphasized; results for diagnostics as well as treatment planning. Practica required. Prerequisite: EPSY 6380.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EPSY 6382 Bilingual and Multicultural Psycho-educational Assessment

In this course, students will be presented with the psychometric theories, issues and strategies to consider in assessing children and adolescents from various cultural, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds, including nondiscriminatory assessment. Students will have an opportunity to administer and score a variety of assessments, including utilizing techniques that are useful with these populations. Emphasis on analysis, interpretation and integration of language assessment and cultural data and its potential effects on intelligence and achievement. Report writing is emphasized; results for diagnostics as well as treatment planning. Practica required. Prerequisite: EPSY 6380 and EPSY 6381.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EPSY 6390 Practicum in Diagnostic and Intervention Procedures I

This course will provide the field experience in implementing psycho‐educational individualized assessment. In addition to administering standardized measures, participants will be instructed on procedures relating to informal assessment, student observation, collecting and recording data, and interviewing parents, teachers and students. Participants will be trained to recommend and activate instructional and behavioral interventions. Consultation/collaboration methods and curricular modifications procedures to assist students with disabilities will be reviewed. Participants will practice individualized assessment procedures, data intervention and report writing. Prerequisite: EPSY 6380.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EPSY 6391 Practicum in Diagnostic and Intervention Procedures II

This course will provide the field experience in implementing psycho‐educational individualized assessment. In addition to administering standardized measures, participants will be instructed on procedures relating to informal assessment, student observation, collecting and recording data, and interviewing parents, teachers and students. Participants will be trained to recommend and activate instructional and behavioral interventions. Consultation/collaboration methods and curricular modifications procedures to assist students with disabilities will be reviewed. Participants will practice individualized assessment procedures, data intervention, and report writing. Prerequisite: EPSY 6390.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3

Calendar

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has specific deadline requirements that you must meet in order to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines for this program.

Upcoming Start Dates

January 3, 2018

December 3, 2017

Tuition & Financial Aid

UT Rio Grande Valley's 100% online accelerated graduate programs offer affordable tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Tuition Breakdown

$6,875*

Total program cost

$458.33

Per credit hour

$1,374.99

Per 3-credit course

*We estimate that tuition and fees will total no more than the rates shown above; however, rates are subject to change.

Additional Fees

  • Application Fee: $50 domestic, $100 international
  • Graduation Fee: $32
Application fee can be paid online by credit card or electronic check only

Admissions

Please review all the admission requirements for the UTRGV online Educational Diagnostician Certificate program. For specific questions or more details, contact an enrollment specialist at 844-218-2727.

Online Application

Submit your application and one-time $50 application fee (for domestic applications) online.

Official Transcript

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GPA

3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

Test Scores

Official TOEFL or IELTS scores