Educational Diagnosticians Standards
Theories and methodologies of teaching and learning, including adaptation and modification of curriculum
Assessment procedures that address all disabilities
Develop programs including the integration of related services for individuals based on a thorough understanding of individual differences
Improve instructional programs using principles of curriculum development and modification, and learning theory
Report the assessment of individuals with exceptional learning needs’ performance and evaluation of instructional programs
Select, administer, and score assessment instruments accurately
Analyze error patterns
Prepare comprehensive assessment reports
Select and use formal and informal observation measures
Special Education Administrators/Educators
Identify and use the research literature to resolve issues of professional practice
Demonstrates the skills necessary to provide ongoing communication, education, and support for families of individuals with exceptional learning needs
Consults and collaborates in administrative and instructional decisions at the school and district levels
Use educational research to improve instruction, intervention strategies, and curricular materials
Students are required to submit a portfolio (paper or electronic) that contains the following components:
A summary page for each activity that addresses the learning outcomes along with any other insights or knowledge gained from each activity.
Specific class deadlines will be discussed via e-mail. I would like to have your plan of action by the end of the first week of class.
The assignments for this course involve the candidate developing a plan of action with instructor that details the professional development activity(s) the candidate will participate in during the semester that will allow the student t specific to the candidate’s career goals. The total time for the practicum should equal 90 hours. Students seeking certification as an educational diagnostician will engage in supervised activities with a certified diagnostician.
Each of the 90 practicum hours must be approved by me. All three components must be included in the portfolio to receive credit.