Sam Houston State University offers a Bilingual (Spanish) Educational Diagnostician Graduate Certificate. This certificate may be part of both the M.Ed. in Special Education and the Educational Diagnostician Certification programs. However, it is also a stand-alone certificate for professionals who already have both their Educational Diagnostician and Bilingual Teacher Certifications.
Our program targets the significant gap that exists in the training of bilingual evaluation specialists working with English learners (ELs) in Texas and across the country. The courses in our certificate focus on the unique approaches needed for testing ELs. We cover the administration of Spanish and English tests, the interpretation of results in light of the students' linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and the ethical and appropriate recommendations that follow.
Three courses are required to complete the certificate; offered one per semester in the summer, fall, and spring.
This Graduate Certificate is eligible to receive Title IV funding – Direct Unsubsidized Loans and Graduate PLUS loans by request. To be considered for aid, students need to submit a FAFSA.
How to Apply
- If you DO NOT have an MEd, apply to the MEd in Special Education with Educational Diagnostician Certification PLUS the Bilingual (Spanish) Educational Diagnostician Graduate Certificate (Pathway #4 following the link).
- If you HAVE an MEd, apply to the Educational Diagnostician Certification PLUS the Bilingual (Spanish) Educational Diagnostician Graduate Certificate.
- If you HAVE the Educational Diagnostician Certification, only apply for the Bilingual (Spanish) Educational Diagnostician Graduate Certificate.
This progam follows SHSU University Admission Deadlines.
|Catalog Entry||Graduate Certificate|
|Length||9 Credit Hours|
|Enrollment||Fall, Spring, Summer|
|Costs||Rates Per Semester|
|Admission Requirements||Application Materials|