Master of Science in Education in Educational Diagnostician Online

Prepare for a diagnostic role where you will evaluate and apply research methods, analyze student behaviors, and design effective educational plans.

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Program Overview

Why consider the online MSEd. in Educational Diagnostician program

Design instruction to match the learner and help shape the future of education with the tools you will gain in the MSEd. in Educational Diagnostician online program from Northwest Missouri State University. In this program, you will enrich your learning with embedded field experiences and a supportive mentor.

The MSEd. in Educational Diagnostician online program uses an experiential curriculum and assessment tools covering such vital topics as literacy-based assessments, academic interventions, theories of applied learning and individual cognition, and more. A capstone project ensures your readiness to design and implement evidence-based educational diagnostic programs to help students succeed and their schools perform.

This master’s program was developed based on feedback from an advisory board comprised of teachers and administrators in the field to ensure that the curriculum is relevant and evolving in response to educational diagnostic trends. Field experiences are built into each course, so you can immediately apply your learnings.

You will also begin working with a mentor early in this dynamic online master’s program to help create a richer, more holistic learning experience throughout.

Graduates of this master’s in educational diagnostician online program will be able to:

  • Evaluate and apply research methods appropriate for special education students
  • Utilize assessments to diagnose students and design more effective educational learning plans
  • Create quality educational experiences for special education students through diagnosis and engaging stakeholders to create a holistic educational plan
  • Evaluate and apply research methods appropriate for special education students
  • Utilize assessments to diagnose students and design more effective educational learning plans
  • Create quality educational experiences for special education students through diagnosis and engaging stakeholders to create a holistic educational plan

Career opportunities include:

  • Educational Diagnostician
  • Diagnostician
  • Academic Assessment Specialist
  • Educational Diagnostician
  • Diagnostician
  • Academic Assessment Specialist

Accreditation:

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Northwest Missouri State University is accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) and is recognized by the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education™ (DESE) and the Higher Learning Commission.

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Northwest offers a variety of specialized online education program options. Check out our other online education programs.

Total Tuition $11,730*
Program Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

Accreditation:

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Northwest Missouri State University is accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) and is recognized by the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education™ (DESE) and the Higher Learning Commission.

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Tuition

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Our MSEd. in Educational Diagnostician online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $11,730*
Per Credit Hour $391

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Calendar

Northwest online dates and deadlines

Northwest online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer 26/24/246/7/246/12/246/14/246/18/248/9/24
Fall 18/26/248/12/248/15/248/19/248/21/2410/11/24
Fall 210/21/2410/7/2410/10/2410/14/2410/16/2412/6/24

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Next Apply Date: 8/12/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/26/24
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Admissions

See the qualifications for our online educational diagnostician program

At Northwest, we’ve streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the MSEd. in Educational Diagnostician online program, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them. The requirements include:

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended

To apply for this program, you must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited higher education institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 on the undergraduate transcript.

Applicants with a cumulative GPA between 2.5 and 2.75 may be admitted conditionally and will be required to earn a 3.0 GPA on six graduate-level credit hours in order to continue the program.

Program admission also requires documentation of ONE of the following:

  • Current, valid state issued teaching certificate
  • Successful completion of a teaching degree with at least a 2.75 GPA
  • Successful completion of a human development degree with at least a 2.75 GPA

In addition, you must complete EDCI 62642 (Introduction to Teaching Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities) prior to beginning the degree program unless you:

  • Hold a degree in special education OR
  • Show a service record of teaching in special education for one complete academic year

Official transcript(s) can be emailed to: [email protected]. To submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Records Specialist
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001

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Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended

Courses

Advance your knowledge in these online MSEd. in Educational Diagnostician classes

For the MSEd. in Educational Diagnostician online, the curriculum is comprised of 10 courses (30 credit hours).

Note: You must complete EDCI 62642 prior to beginning the program unless you hold a degree in special education OR show a service record of teaching in special education for one complete academic year.**

**For students needing to complete EDCI 62642, the program will consist of 33 credit hours at a total cost of $10,972.50.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is an introductory course designed to provide an initial understanding of K-12 students with mild to moderate disabilities, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, and physical and other health impairments. **Required first course for the MSEd in Special Education with Certification program.**
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will focus on the development of skills related to finding, evaluating, analyzing, prioritizing and integrating data sources for the improvement of student learning. Students will retrieve data, develop an action plan for improvement, and create a project demonstrating proficiency in data literacy.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students who complete this course understand and demonstrate the capability to promote the success and well-being of each student by applying the knowledge, skills and commitments necessary for equitable protocols for student support, equitable access in a least restrictive environment, responsive practices for culturally responsive teaching and leadership, and a supportive school culture that ensures each student and family is treated fairly. 27 hours field experience embedded in the course.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Discussion of strategies designed to foster effective collaborative, conferencing and communication skills. These skills will enhance partnerships between families of students with exceptional needs, general and special education teachers, para educators, and other support personnel.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to provide teachers with both technical and functional understanding of applied behavior analysis, as well as strategies for the everyday applications of behavior management in classrooms and other educational settings. Evidence-based behavior intervention practices to assess, change, or modify behavior will be explored while exploring the concepts, assumptions, misconceptions, and historical foundations of behavior.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to inform literacy leaders of best practices in literacy-based assessment, data analysis and decision-making, and effective communication of results to multiple stakeholders.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines best practices for using research and assessment to implement evidence- based interventions for students as part of a multi-tiered system of support or special education services. Instruction will include assessment of academic environments, curriculum-based measurement, diagnostic assessments, intervention planning, progress monitoring, and data-based decision making. Participants will learn about a variety of low-cost empirically validated interventions. There are fieldwork requirements.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The application of learning theories for students with exceptionalities as it pertains to cognitive, academic, social-emotional, and behavioral development. Field experiences involved in this course allows students to understand the application of this learning in an educational diagnostician profession.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Analysis, scoring, and interpretation of standardized measures used for eligibility determination will be examined.  Measurements will be reviewed in multicultural and cross cultural contexts. Field experiences involved in this course allow students to understand the application of this learning in an educational diagnostician context.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Administration and interpretation of standardized assessments and measures of cognitive and perceptual abilities for eligibility determination. Field experiences involved in this course allows students to understand the application of this learning in an educational diagnostician profession.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides candidates with an opportunity to apply what they have learned through the courses in this program to design and implement an evidence-based high-leverage intervention. The culminating projects for this course include a case study presentation as well as completion of a professional portfolio. There are extensive fieldwork requirements. Prerequisites: EDCI 62658, EDCI 62685, EDCI 62678, and EDCI 62668, or concurrently.

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Northwest Missouri State University is ranked #1 among the "Best Online Colleges in Missouri" by SR Education Group (2020)

Highly Qualified Faculty

100% of classes are taught by professionals, not graduate assistants

*Tuition and fees are based on current rates. Textbooks and laptops are not included with tuition.

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