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Educational Diagnostics (Licensure)


The Master of Science in Education (MSE) in Educational Diagnostics (Licensure) program prepares candidates to perform testing in the areas of intellectual functioning, achievement, and behavioral screening. Candidates learn to identify exceptionalities to determine which students qualify for special education services, and to develop comprehensive individualized recommendations to remediate or improve functioning in a variety of areas related to academic and/or vocational functioning. This program prepares New Mexico candidates who are interested in acquiring a diagnostician’s license. Candidates from other states must contact a representative of their state’s department of education to determine if this degree program will be accepted for licensing purposes.

The College of Education at University of the Southwest operates under the auspices of the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) that uses the standards developed by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) to evaluate education programs.

For testing and licensure requirements for your specific program, refer to the New Mexico Department of Education Licensure Department.

Out-of-state students will need to contact the respective State’s Department of Education for testing and licensure requirements.

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