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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 we have received all of your materials, we will evaluate your application and make an admissions decision within four weeks. Some programs have additional requirements, please read program web pages for detailed admissions information.  

Required Materials:

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

  • Application for admission.
  • $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • Official transcripts with a 2.5 GPA from the colleges or universities where the student earned their baccalaureate degree.  (A cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for the Initial Teacher Certification specialization.)  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."
  • Request two letters of recommendation from your current supervisor and one from a non relative through the online M.Ed. Graduate Admissions Application.  Our application system will automatically send the request for a letter of recommendation by emailing the supervisor or colleague.  We suggest you notify your recommenders in advance of the email request.
  • When deemed necessary, additional information including an interview may be required.

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

Additional Requirements for Educational Administration Specialization:

  1. Have a minimum of one full crediaccordionle year of teaching experience in public or private schools before enrolling in the M.Ed with Educational Administration Program.
  2. 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.

Provisional Admission

In some circumstances, applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below 2.5 may be granted provisional admission.  Please contact your admissions counselor for more details.

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.
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. Please note, if you are enrolling in the Curriculum and Instruction with Teaching Certification, you must submit official transcripts for all previous colleges and universities attended, not just your degree granting institution. 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

  3. Mailed
    To the Center in which you plan to take classes.

3. Letters of Recommendation

Request two letters of recommendations from your last immediate supervisor and a professional colleague through the online Graduate Admissions Application.  Our application system will automatically send the request for a letter of recommendation by emailing the supervisor or colleague.  We suggest you notify your recommenders in advance of the email request.

4. 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, you do not need to complete this requirement.

5. Aptitude Test

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

6. 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.

7. Apply for Financial Aid

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

8. 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

GPA Requirement

For direct admission into the Master of Education Program, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.0 scale) for all undergraduate work completed, or completed 12 hours of graduate course work with a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). 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

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.

Program Costs

Face to Face Graduate classes are $590 per credit hour. Classes are normally three credit hours, which totals $1,770 per class.

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