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Educational Diagnostician Certification

TCRT-DIAG - Educational Diagnostician Certification

To apply for Professional Certification; submit an Apply Texas application and complete a Graduate/domestic application for the Educational Diagnostician Certification program and pay the application fee.  You must submit all required documents to gain admission to the Graduate School before you can be admitted to the certification.  Once admitted to the Graduate School, you must submit another application. The other is with the Educator Certification & Academic Services Department (CECAS). For additional information concerning the CECAS application; please contact Leesa Cannon at

 This office processes all applications and fees for certification and can answer questions concerning certification requirements and procedures.

You must meet one of these requirements to be considered for certification:

  • a bachelor's degree with an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher, or
  • the last 60 hours of the bachelor's degree is a 3.0 or higher, or
  • an awarded master's degree with an overall GPA of 3.00 or higher.

* The letter of recommendation must be no older than one year and from a person who can speak to applicant's qualifications to be an educational diagnostician.

Required Documents for Admission

Admission Consideration Requirements for All Students

  • Apply Texas Application
  • Application fee:  $50 domestic student 
  • All official transcripts - Bachelor's degree, including all transcripts used towards bachelor's degree.  Any master's degree transcript or transcripts with graduate coursework (if applicable).
  • Conferred master's degree from a regionally accredited university with at least a 3.0 or higher overall GPA.
  • Teaching Service Record with a minimum of one (1) year of teaching experience

  • Proof of a current valid Texas Teacher Certificate
  • One (1) Letter of Recommendation
  • Resume(Vita)
  • Statement of Goals:  1-2 pages, up to 500 words.  
    Address career objectives and how the master's degree
    will help you meet those goals.

Application Packet Submission Deadline:

Domestic student applications are accepted throughout the year.