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Diagnostician working with young girl seated on floorR10 Certification logoBecome an Educational Diagnostician through Region 10’s Certification (CERT) Program

Are you a teacher who is focused on detail and have become proficient at writing and analyzing data? Then becoming an educational diagnostician may be for you. Educational Diagnosticians are special educators who assess students suspected of disabilities, and write formal reports. They often are the spokesperson at ARD meetings and assist special and general educators to provide students with the appropriate education they deserve, based on assessments. Special Education certification is required prior to applying for the Educational Diagnostician Program.

Is this Career for You?   A Diagnostician Story.

All cohorts are full at this time. We are taking applications for 2021.

Deadline for Region 10 ESC Participants:

For Region 10 ESC participants there is no deadline for applying to the Educational Diagnostician Certification Program. Once a cohort of 20 fills, we have a rolling admission process into the next cohort (either in the same year or a subsequent year). There are two cohorts per year meeting at Region 10 ESC.

Deadline for Out of Region Participants:

The deadline for applying for admission through an outside Regional Service Center is August 1st.

Outside Regional Service Centers currently participating are: Region 5, Region 7, Region 8, Region 11, Region 12, and Region 13 (subject to change).

*It is recommended that you use a personal e-mail address for your application account.

Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation

Submit the following:

  • Nomination form from District Special Education Director
    (to download the form click the orange button above)
  • Notarized Criminal Affidavit
  • Service Records documenting at least 3 years teaching experience
  • Official bachelors and master’s transcripts (minimum of 3.0 GPA on master's degree)
    • Must have official transcripts (e-scripts acceptable - must be e-mailed to camela.walker@region10.org. Copies of transcripts are not acceptable.
  • Alternative certification coursework and hours (if applicable)
  • Transcripts and service records will be used to determine eligibility for credit of pre-requisites (Intro to Exceptional Children, Methods and Strategies for Students with Disabilities, Human Growth and Development, Foundations of Reading) and regular coursework. 

Special Education Certification Required Prior to Applying


The Coursework

  • 2 Cohorts to accommodate smaller groups for assessment training.
    • Cohort A and B
      • Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Cohorts.
        • You will receive a schedule of training classes upon acceptance.
      • Online classes begin upon payment of acceptance fee.
      • Face-to-face classes begin in the fall (Cohort A: September, Cohort B: November) and are on Tuesdays and occasional Thursdays from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Region 10 ESC, 400 E Spring Valley Rd, Richardson TX, 75081.
  • Both Cohorts have an intensive daily summer schedule the month of June.
  • Long term calendars are available upon request (camela.walker@region10.org)
  • Participants are eligible for hire after completing online coursework, face-to-face classes, and TExES test preparation and passing the TExES examination. 
  • An internship/practicum is required for Educational Diagnostician Certification. You will secure a position as an educational diagnostician (two consecutive semesters). A fee is required for the internship/practicum ($4,000 ). This fee is set up on payroll deductions for ten months  You will be issued a Statement of Eligibility for Internship (SOE) once you are eligible for hire.

Please contact 972.348.1478 with any questions.

Payment/Program Status

*Please Note: All Program Fees are Non-Refundable

Attendance at coursework is very important for success in this fast-paced educational diagnostician program. When an absence is a scheduled event, the absence form must be completed at least one week before the absence for program approval so that a make-up assignment can be given. When an illness requires an absence form the form should be submitted within 3 days, and a make-up assignment will be given. Only 6 hours of absences are allowable in this program.

Online Learning (Moodle)

Absence Form for Face-to-Face Coursework Sessions

Educational Diagnostician Program Handbook

 

Region 10 ESC wants to help YOU advance and analyze student needs
as an educational diagnostician.


Submit documents to:

Camela Walker, Secretary

Phone: 972-348-1706
Fax: 972-348-1707


camela.walker@region10.org

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Mail documents to:

Region 10 ESC
Attn: R10 CERT - Diagnostician Program
400 E Spring Valley Rd.
Richardson,  TX  75081

 

 

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