Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
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Academic Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

M.Ed. Educational Diagnostics degree plan

Educational Diagnostics, M.Ed.

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The Master of Education in Educational Diagnostics is designed to prepare individuals within the education profession to enter the field of diagnostic assessment. The focus of this degree is knowledge of the overall field of special education, exceptionality, and the law; acquisition of the necessary skills involved in instructional strategies for students in special education and how this applies to educational diagnostics; and mastery of test administration, analysis, and report writing. Students engage in academic and professional studies focused on special education instruction, diagnostic assessment, and prescriptive implementations for student growth and progress. The degree program is a minimum of thirty-nine semester hours, including a professional core, a special education core, and a final internship. The objectives of the degree are:

  1. Knowledge of the exceptional child. This area shall provide the prospective educational diagnostician with knowledge of the learning characteristics of children deficient in basic integrities that can be categorized into peripheral nervous system dysfunctions, central nervous system dysfunctions, and behavioral disorders.
  2. Knowledge of psychoeducational and other diagnostic procedures. This area should provide the prospective educational diagnostician with the knowledge to specify the behavioral symptoms that are related to failure in school-related tasks and investigate possible causal factors and make recommendations for correcting, ameliorating, or compensating for performance.
  3. Knowledge of human development.
  4. Knowledge of learning theory.
  5. Knowledge of instructional modification, including practical application (remediation techniques and materials).

M.Ed. with Professional Education Certification

This program is designed to provide professional certification and/or a Master of Education degree (M.Ed.). Students may satisfy, in certain instances, the requirements for both the Master’s of Education degree and state certification. In addition to meeting the requirements for admission to Wayland’s Graduate Program, students must meet the criteria for admission to the Professional Education Program:

  1. Filing completed application for the Professional Education Program and paying $55 fee
  2. Indicating specific professional certification desired
  3. Provide a copy of a valid teacher certification
  4. Minimum of three years teaching experience
  5. Documentation of service record

Formal application for the Professional Education Program must be made in the first term of attendance. Application is to be made to the campus education coordinator for review by the campus Teacher Education Advisory Committee (TEAC).

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