Master of Education Admission

Access New Opportunities with the Concordia MEd

The Master of Education (MEd) at Concordia University Texas enhances students' expertise with an emphasis in leadership and communication. The Concordia MEd grants you access to advancement opportunities in the fields of education and organizational development.

MEd Specializations

The MEd program offers four MEd concentrations:

Coaching & Sports Administration
The 16-month program is designed for individuals seeking leadership roles in various areas of athletics.

Educational Administration
The 2-year program equips students with administrative knowledge and skills and prepares them for the TExES Principal Certification exams (268 and 368).

Educational Technology & Innovation
The 16-month program prepares individuals to become leaders who leverage innovative technology within the fields of education and organizational development.

Instructional Leadership
The 16-month program equips students with academic and administrative skills essential for a public or private educational setting.

All MEd programs feature cohort learning. You will complete the program alongside a group of students with whom you can network and foster a support system for greater success in the program.

Bring Concordia to you! It may be possible to bring the curriculum to your ISD if there are enough students from your district. Instructors will hold classes on site, saving travel time for you and your colleagues. For details, contact the Office of Admissions at 512-313-4CTX.

Modality: Online, with the exception of special MEd programs (e.g., LISD Aspiring Leaders Program)

Time to Completion: Educational Administration - 2 years (six semesters)

All other concentrations - 16 months (four semesters)

Admissions Deadlines

Fall 2021 Application Deadline: Please contact Jenny Chipman, Admissions Counselor

Fall 2021 Acceptance Confirmation Deadline: Please contact Jenny Chipman, Admissions Counselor

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 who will 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 five to 10 business days. Some programs have additional requirements, so please read the Program-Specific Requirements tab for detailed information.

Required Materials

All MEd applicants must submit the following in order to be considered for admission:

Graduate students must arrange to have their transcript(s) 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."

Please see the Program-Specific Requirements tab to see additional materials and GPA requirements for each specialization.

All students admitted to the MEd 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 MEd program.

Program-Specific Requirements

Coaching & Sports Administration 

GPA Requirement: 2.5 or higher

If your GPA (either cumulative or for the last 60 credit hours earned) is between 2.25 and 2.499, you will be asked to submit an essay for review by the Graduate Education Committee. For essay details, please email admissions@concordia.edu.

Educational Administration

Undergraduate GPA Requirement: 3.0 or higher (cumulative OR last 60 hours)

If you have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75-2.99 (cumulative OR last 60 hours), you must submit GRE scores.*

Additional Application Requirements:

  • Teaching certification
  • A minimum of two full years of teaching experience in public or private schools as indicated through a service record sent directly from the district to Concordia University Texas
  • 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
Educational Technology & Innovation

Undergraduate GPA Requirement: 2.5 or higher

Additional Application Requirements:

You must have a teaching certification OR a minimum of one full year of experience working in a technology field.

Instructional Leadership

Undergraduate GPA Requirement: 2.5 or higher

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 admissions@concordia.edu.

Additional Application Requirements:

You must have a teaching certification.

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

Application Process

The admissions process begins with submitting an application to the Office of Admissions. Decisions regarding acceptance are made at completion of the application file. All applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

1. Online Application and Application Fee

Complete the online application and pay the $50 non-refundable 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.

2. Transcripts

Submit official transcripts from the college or university where you earned your bachelor's and/or master's degree any any graduate coursework attempted.

The Office of Admissions requires that you have the official transcript from your degree-granting institution sent directly to the University (see official address below). Please request your transcript 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. For more information please visit the WES websites. Please note: This process could take several weeks.

You have three ways to get your transcripts to Concordia:

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

2. Electronically
National Transcript Center
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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 Coaching & Sports Administration specialization, you do not need to complete this requirement.

4. Graduate Transfer Credit

Concordia University Texas can accept up to six transferrable graduate credit hours.

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.

5. Apply for Financial Aid

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

For those eligible, financial aid is available in the form of unsubsidized loans.

6. Payment Options

The Concordia MEd features locked-in tuition, meaning that you will pay the same rate of tuition throughout the entire program.

Where to send all admissions documents:

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

FAX: 512-313-4639

admissions@concordia.edu

Program Costs

With a locked-in tuition rate for the duration of your program and various financial aid and payment opportunities available, we work hard to make your MEd affordable.

2021-22 Program Costs

For students starting the program in Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022, the tuition rate is $580 per credit hour. 

Classes are normally three credit hours, and the entire MEd degree plan is 30 credit hours.

The estimated cost per semester is $3,780 (depending on the course schedule and your financial aid), and the estimated total cost for the program is approximately $19,475.

Please contact your Graduate Enrollment Specialist for specific details.

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Financial Aid Opportunities

Please visit our Financial Aid page to learn about payment options, deadlines, FAFSA and how to get help paying for your education.

For those eligible, financial aid is available in the form of unsubsidized loans.

If you have any questions, please contact your admissions counselor.

Payment Types

Concordia accepts three methods of payment:

  • Online through your MyInfo account
  • Check or money order sent by mail to: Concordia University Texas, Attn: Student Accounts, 11400 Concordia University Dr., Austin, TX 78726
  • Cash, check, credit or debit card at the Student Central office, which is located on campus at C-256 in Cedel Hall

Payment plans are available and can be set up through your MyInfo account.

If you have any questions, please contact your admissions counselor.

Service Members Information

Concordia University Texas is grateful, proud and supportive of those who have or continue to serve through the military.

For those looking to start or continue their education, we have a variety of options to assist. CTX is a Yellow-Ribbon Institution and accepts most VA-funded students, including Montgomery and Post 9/11. Note that the Hazelwood Act is only valid for public institutions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is tuition?
For students starting the program in Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022, the tuition rate is $580 per credit hour.

Is financial aid available?
Yes, student loans are available for those who qualify. Please visit our Financial Aid page to learn about payment options, FAFSA, payment deadlines and how you can get assistance paying for your future. Your admissions counselor will help guide you to the appropriate person or office.

What is a cohort?
A cohort is a group of students who begin and complete the MEd program together by following a prescribed course sequence for their specialization. Classes are taught by local administrators and professionals experienced in the field.

When is the application due?
Reach out to your Admissions Counselor for the appropriate deadline date.

How long does it take to complete the MEd program?
EDAD = 5 semesters
IL = 4 semesters
CSPAD = 4 semesters
Ed Tech = 4 semesters

What is the performance of the EPP for the past five years?
To learn more about MEd student performance on certification exams in the last five years, please visit the TEA Performance Report Webpage.

Next Steps

Have you been accepted to the Concordia MEd program? Congratulations!

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Application for Admission

The online application is available for you to apply to the program. You will be able to save your progress as you add the required files and information needed for acceptance.

Please review the requirements before starting your application.

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