This specialization prepares teachers for literacy instruction at early childhood, elementary, middle school or high school levels.
Students completing this specialization will also be eligible to take the TExES Reading Specialist exam and with a passing score will become certified as a Reading Specialist. A 16-week case study is required.
Graduate students selecting this specialization:
- Enhance personal proficiency as leaders and resource persons in literacy education
- Prepare for literacy instruction at early childhood, middle, and high school levels
- Strengthen teaching of reading and writing across the curriculum
- Expand knowledge of children's and adolescent literature
- Learn to diagnose and remediate difficulties in reading and writing
- Prepare for certification as a Reading Specialist
The Master of Education in Differentiated Instruction provides educators with a sequence of courses that imparts knowledge and practical guidelines on how to adjust instruction in specific cases for students who need modifications in the classroom.
This specialization prepares educators for leadership roles in curriculum development, professional development, empowerment of teachers and instructional leadership and academic coaching.
This specialization prepares students to sit for the TExES Principal Certification Exam #068.The sequence provides benchmarks that must be met for a student to be admitted to and complete the certification to become a principal in the state of Texas.
Graduate students selecting this specialization will:
- Meet principal certification requirements set forth by the State of Texas
- Display ethical and Christian leadership skills necessary to help students grow in a healthy and productive manner
- Display all the skills necessary to be a successful administrator at private or public schools
- Be trained in federal, state, and local laws, policies, and procedures
- Receive AEL (Advancing Educational Leadership) and T-TESS (Texas Teacher Evaluation & Support System) training
- Complete a practicum as an acting administrator at the campus or district level
Candidates for the Texas Principal certificate must:
- Hold a master's degree
- Hold a valid classroom teaching certificate
- Have a minimum of one full creditable year of classroom teaching experience in a K-12 school as defined by the district record.
- Successfully complete a principal preparation program
- Obtain permission from Concordia to sit for the Texas principal certification exam (this is done by passing the practice exam with a score of 80% or better)
The Concordia Master of Education in Sports Administration degree is designed to develop practitioners to lead sports programs or enterprises with integrity, fairness, and competence. Whether an individual has a career goal of high school athletic director, university coach, or fitness center manager/owner, the courses within this program will help develop the skills necessary for such leadership positions.
The Master of Education in Special Education will give you the necessary background to plan effective instruction and better manage the learning environment for students who are exceptional. Upon completion of the program, students will be ready to pass the State of Texas Special Education Certification Exam, which allows teachers to begin their career in special education and have a profound impact on students.