MSE Educational Diagnostics

A field closely related to special education, educational diagnostics dives deeper into the areas of assessment and educational programming.  Educational diagnosticians receive specialized training in the use of formal and informal assessments to make decisions regarding determining the presence of educational disabilities, placement options, and needed services.  Educational diagnosticians work closely with families of children with disabilities to ensure that every child is provided an individualized and appropriate education while enrolled in public schools. 

USW's educational diagnostics program is aligned closely with the New Mexico Public Education Standards and utilizes the Council of Exceptional Children standards to guide curriculum and practice. 

                                       MSE-Educational Diagnostics Required Courses

EDUC 5103-Educational Research *must be first class taken

EDUC 5123-Human Development Across the Lifespan

EDUC 5303-Introduction to Mild, Moderate & Severe Disabilities

EDUC 5313-Adapting Curriculum for Exceptional Learners

EDUC 5333-Behavior Management

EDUC 5343-Special Education Law

EDUC 5353-Introduction to Psychoeducational Assessment

EDUC 5363-Delivery of Special Education Services at the Preschool and High School Settings

EDUC 5373-Advanced Intellectual Assessment  *advisor approval required

EDUC 5393A-Internship in Educational Diagnostics I  *advisor approval required

EDUC 5393B-Internship in Educational Diagnostics II  *advisor approval required

See advisor for sequence of completion


MSE Education Diagnostics Degree Plan

Special Education Program Coordinator/Advisor:

Director of Online Graduate Program Admissions: