MEd in Special Education - Online Concentration in Educational Diagnostician
UNT offers certification as an educational diagnostician through an online venue. The educational diagnostician certificate may be earned concurrently with a master of special education or as a certification-only option if the candidate already has a master's degree. The M.Ed. in Special Education program consists of 33 hours all of which are available online. Some Saturday seminars are required of the two practicum courses. Though you can begin coursework any semester, begin taking courses in the summer, and the coursework can be completed in 15 months: Begin your journey one summer and graduate the next summer!
Benefits of this Program
- Earn a Master's Degree in 15 months. Begin one summer and graduate the next summer!
- Increase your options and competitive edge in the workforce when you complete the program.
- Receive partial funding during your year of graduate study (upon eligibility).
- The M.Ed. in Special Education program is National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) approved.
Worried that your busy lifestyle will get in the way of making your career goals a reality?
Our online program is the solution.
- Convenient. Earn a Master's Degree in less time. Most students complete their graduate degree in 15 months!
- Affordable. A 3-hour course costs approximately $1,400. A one-time departmental award of $1,000 is available to qualifying students.
- Flexible. Log in any time and from any place. Online courses allow you to set your own schedule.
- Adaptable. Working full time as an educator? Take up to 4 accelerated courses in the summer months and 2 courses each fall and spring to graduate on time.
- Respected. Alumni of UNT's Educational Psychology department have been at the forefront of educational programming in Texas and other states.
How does this program advance my career? This program is a perfect fit for:
- This concentration is designed for students who want to be employed as an Educational Diagnostician or for teachers who are interested in assessment issues in the classroom. You will learn to assess and diagnose the special learning needs of students using a variety of standardized assessments and curriculum based assessments as well as provide consultation and prevention and intervention strategies within an educational setting. Upon completion of the degree requirements, students will be certified to administer standardized tests including the WISC-IV, Standford-Binet V, KABC, WJ-ACH, WIAT-III and various other individual measurements.
- Students seeking this degree have good organization skills; an ability to relate well with parents, administrators, teachers and students of all ages; ability to resolve conflicts; and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. With this degree, you can collaborate with a team of professionals from several different backgrounds and use your expertise to make the best educational decisions for placing students with special learning needs. Many students work in independent school districts as educational diagnosticians.
How does it work?
- The 33-hour MEd in Special Education - Online Concentration in Educational Diagnostician requires two departmental core courses (6 hours), three common courses in special education (9 hours), and a minimum of six courses (18 hours) within the concentration area.
- Online course schedule rotates throughout fall, summer, and spring with many courses offered each semester -- allowing you to easily fit the courses offered to your personal schedule.
- If you begin your journey during one summer you will be able to graduate the next summer.
U.S. News and World Report ranked the College of Education 13th in the nation for Best Online Graduate Education Programs.