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Educational Administration

The Master of Education in Educational Administration prepares students for leadership in the educational arena. This specialization is comprised of 30 credit hours (10 courses), and prepares students to sit for the TExES Principal Certification Exam #068.  Students must complete at least two years of teaching before doing the practicum in EDAD 5354. (Available on and off-campus). A 16 week practicum is required.

Candidates for the Texas Principal certificate must:

  1. Hold a master's degree
  2. Hold a valid classroom teaching certificate
  3. Have a minimum of two creditable years of classroom teaching experience in a K-12 school
  4. Successfully complete a principal preparation program
  5. 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 correct).

Graduate students selecting this specialization:

  • Will meet principal certification requirements set forth by the State of Texas

  • Will display ethical and Christian leadership skills necessary to help students grow in a healthy and productive manner

  • Will display all the skills necessary to be a successful administrator at private or public schools

  • Will be trained in federal, state, and local laws, policies, and procedures

  • Will receive ILD (Instructional Leadership Development) and PDAS (Professional Development Appraisal System) training

  • Will complete a practicum as an acting administrator at the campus or district level


Core Courses (12 hours)

MED 5303 Curriculum Design and Practice

MED 5305 The Classroom Teacher as Researcher

MED 5308 Ethics and Leadership in Education

MED 5309 Differentiated Instruction and Learning Theory

Specialization: Educational Administration (18 hours)

applicable to all Ed. Admin. students

CAI 5322 Legal Foundations of Education

CAI 5323 Evaluation and Assessment in Education

EDAD 5351 Principal as Diversity Leader

EDAD 5352 Principal as Resource Leader

EDAD 5353 Principal as Professional Development and Continuing Education Leader

EDAD 5354 Principal as Compliance Officer (practicum)


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