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M.Ed. Admission

Admission Requirements

Concordia selects students who present the most competitive applications and who we consider most likely to be successful, contributing members of the Concordia community and to graduate. To reach admission decisions, Concordia evaluates all candidates in a comprehensive way using these criteria.

Once all application materials have been submitted, the Graduate Committee will evaluate the admissions file and deliver a decision within four weeks. Some programs have additional requirements, please read the Program Specific Requirements tab for detailed information.  

Required Materials:

All M.Ed. applicants must submit the following in order to be considered for admission:

  • Application for admission: concordia.edu/apply
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Send in official transcripts: Graduate students must arrange to have the transcript sent to Concordia directly from the institution of record. A student-delivered transcript will not be accepted as an official transcript, unless it is received in the original sealed envelope and appropriately stamped by the institution of record as "issued to student in a sealed envelope."
  • When deemed necessary, additional information including an interview may be required
  • Please see the Program Specific Requirements tab to see additional materials and GPA requirements for each specialization

International Graduate Applicants - Please see International Application Process and English Proficiency Policy for admission information

All students admitted to the Graduate Education Program at Concordia University Texas must:

  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 in order to stay in good standing as a graduate student
  • Students falling below the 3.0 requirement must bring their GPA to 3.0 within the next six (6) graduate hours earned or they will be academically ineligible to continue in the M.Ed. program
Program Specific Requirements

Educational Administration

Additional application requirements:

  • Teaching Certification 
  • A minimum of one full year of teaching experience in public or private schools
  • Provide a letter from your supervisor supporting you to participate in this program and assuring you an opportunity to act as an administrator during your course of study, especially when you will need to be away from your regular work assignments

GPA requirements:

  • Undergraduate GPA must be 3.0 or higher (Cumulative OR last 60 hours) for standard admission
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75-2.99 (Cumulative OR last 60 hours), student must submit GRE scores* 

Curriculum and Instruction with Teacher's Certification

Additional application requirements:

  • Official transcripts for all previous colleges and universities attended, not just the degree granting institution

GPA requirements:

  • Undergraduate GPA must be 3.0 or higher (Cumulative OR last 60 hours) for standard admission
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75-2.99 (Cumulative OR last 60 hours), student must submit GRE scores* 

Advanced Literacy

Additional application requirements:

  • Teaching Certification 
  • A minimum of one full year of teaching experience in public or private schools

GPA requirements:

  • Undergraduate GPA must be 3.0 or higher (Cumulative OR last 60 hours) for standard admission
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75-2.99 (Cumulative OR last 60 hours), student must submit GRE scores* 

Special Education

Additional application requirements:

  • Teaching Certification 

GPA Requirements

  • Undergraduate GPA must be 2.5 or higher for standard admission 
  • If your GPA does not meet the minimum requirements, you will be asked to submit an essay which will be reviewed by the Graduate Education Committee. For essay details, please email the Office of Admissions Processing at admissions@concordia.edu.

Differentiated Instruction

  • Teaching Certification 

GPA Requirements

  • Undergraduate GPA must be 2.5 or higher for standard admission 
  • If your GPA does not meet the minimum requirements, you will be asked to submit an essay which will be reviewed by the Graduate Education Committee. For essay details, please email the Office of Admissions Processing at admissions@concordia.edu.

Sports Administration (M.A. or M.Ed.)

  • Undergraduate GPA must be 2.5 or higher for standard admission 
  • If your GPA does not meet the minimum requirements, you will be asked to submit an essay which will be reviewed by the Graduate Education Committee. For essay details, please email the Office of Admissions Processing at admissions@concordia.edu.

*GRE Scores must reflect what is approved by TEA for admission: Verbal: 143-157; Quantitative: 140-155; Writing: 3-4.5

Application Steps

The process of admission begins with the submission of the application to the Office of Admissions Processing. Decisions regarding acceptance are made at completion of the application file. All applicants will be considered on an individual basis. We have deadlines, so complete your application today!

1. Online Application and Application Fee

Complete the online application and pay the $50 application fee.  On your application, please use your legal name and fill in any maiden names. If you have a promo code, do not enter your credit card information. Application fees are non-refundable. 

2. Transcripts

Submit official transcripts from the college or university where you earned your baccalaureate degree and graduate coursework attempted. Request an official, sealed transcript to be sent to the Office of Admissions Processing. Please request immediately as it may take up to six weeks for transcripts to arrive in our office. If any transcripts are from a foreign institution, an official WES Foreign Education Credential Service evaluation must be completed and sent to the Office of Admissions Processing.  For more information please visit the WES websites. Please note: This process could take several weeks.

US students have three ways to get your transcripts to Concordia:

  1. Student Delivered
    A student delivered transcript will only be accepted as an official transcript if it is received in the original sealed envelope and stamped by the institution of records as "Issued to the Student in a Sealed Envelope."

  2. Electronically
    Concordia also accepts transcripts electronically:
    National Transcript Center
    ScripSafe

  3. Mailed
    All mailed transcripts should go to:

Concordia University Texas
Office of Admissions Processing 
11400 Concordia University Drive
Austin, TX, 78726

3. Teaching Certificate

Submit a copy of your teaching certificate. If you do not hold a valid state teaching certificate but are a full-time teacher, contact your admissions counselor for details on the petition waiver. If you are applying to the Curriculum and Instruction with Teaching Certification or Sports Administration specialization, you do not need to complete this requirement.

4. Aptitude Test

After submitting your online application, you will receive an email that will include a link to take a two-part Aptitude Test.  Completion of the Aptitude Test is a requirement for all MED programs except for Sports Administration (SPAD).

5. Graduate Transfer Credit

For graduate hours to be considered for transfer credit you must submit the Official Graduate Transcript (s), submit the Graduate Transfer Credit Consideration Form and submit course descriptions/syllabi for the graduate classes. The graduate program can accept up to 6 transferrable graduate credit hours. 

6. Apply for Financial Aid

Complete the online federal application at www.fafsa.ed.gov for the school year. The Concordia University Texas school code is: 003557.

7. Payment Options

If you do not wish to use financial aid, you may choose from two other payment options.

Where to Send ALL admission documents

Office of Admissions Processing
Concordia University Texas
11400 Concordia University Drive
Austin, TX 78726
FAX: 512-313-4639
admissions@concordia.edu

Admission Deadlines

Applicants must have a complete application by the deadline to be considered for the semester in which they are applying for.  If the application is not complete, students have the opportunity to roll the application over to the next semester.  In order to use Financial Aid as payment for tuition, students are required to have all admission and financial aid documents submitted by the admission deadline.

Deadline for Summer 2017: April 10, 2017

Program Costs

Tuition is $560 per credit hour for the 2016-2017 academic year. 

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