Special Education MEd Degree with Diagnostician Certification

Graduate Admissions


School of Education Graduate Admissions
Phone 903.566.7361

Degree Information
Dr. Jessica Rueter
Phone: 903.565.5544

Graduate Admission Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
Office of Graduate Admissions
Office: STE 345
Phone: 903.566.7457
Fax: 903.566.7492

Program Information

Delivery Method: 100% online

Hours: 36

Time to Degree: Can be completed in 2 years

College:  Education and Psychology

Cost: Approximately $9,336 for Texas residents based on the 2020-2021 academic year

Scholarships/Financial Support Available:  Yes

Application Instructions

Admission Requirements

Test Score Required: Satisfactory GRE score (obtained within the past five years). GRE exam waived for applicants with a masters degree or 3.25 or higher GPA on last 60 hours of undergraduate work.

GPA: Have an appropriate GPA in degree plan as set by Texas Administrative Code and other administrative units. 

Certification: Must hold a Texas teacher certification (any field) or be seeking certification. Must submit Texas teaching service record and any other documents required by Texas governing units.

Letters of Recommendation: Submit three (3) letters of recommendation. One of the recommendation letters must be completed by the current principal of the campus in which the candidate is currently employed.

Resume/Curriculum Vitae: No

Admissions Essay: Yes: Must submit a Student Information Sheet (SIS) which includes a Statement of Purpose Essay.

Interview: Yes

Must pay admission fee for entry into Educator Preparation program.

Deadlines:  Graduate School Calendar

In accordance with Texas Administrative Code, all applicants must be fully admitted prior to taking any coursework in the area in which they are seeking certification. Therefore, no provisional admission is allowed.

Career Outlook: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, positions for special education teachers are expected to grow. Because of diagnostic improvements, more children with special needs are being diagnosed at an earlier age. In addition, more parents are seeking special services for their children with special needs.

Salary Information: See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is O*Net.

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