LISD Aspiring Leader

LISD Aspiring Leader: Master of Education

Concordia University Texas and Leander Independent School District are partnering together to give LISD members the opportunity to earn their Master of Education degree with a specialization in Educational Administration.

Unlike other programs, the LISD Aspiring Leader curriculum offers district-specific coursework, preparing students to advance in their careers with a distinctly LISD-oriented approach.

Program features:

  • Attend courses Wednesday evenings at Cedar Park High School and learn via Concordia University faculty and your own LISD leadership
  • Enjoy teaching focused on school and district improvement and growth
  • Gain the opportunity for certification in AEL and T-TESS
  • Take advantage of special grants available for LISD employees

LISD Program Sheet

Application Requirements

  1. Submit an Application at concordia.edu/apply
    • Use the promo code LISD to waive the application fee
  2. Transcripts
    • Unofficial or official transcripts from the degree-granting institution where you earned your bachelor's degree are accepted for an admissions decision
    • Transcripts are also required from each college or university where graduate work was completed
    • Please note admission to the program will be contingent until official transcripts are received
  3. Valid Teaching Certificate
    • This can be easily obtained by visiting the SBEC website
    • Two full years of teaching experience in public or private school is required.
  4. 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*
  5. Service Record
    • Can be requested by your Human Resource Department
  6. Employer Support Letter
    • This letter is 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

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

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 MEd program

See What People Are Saying

“There is an automatic trust and common vocabulary that I feel helps accelerate the learning and productivity of each class, and an increased opportunity for collaboration during the courses and in future job-related meetings and projects. I value the productivity and depth of learning that occurs when a group of people build strong and trusting relationships. Leading a group of students through a graduate course has also improved my skills as an instructional leader and I know it will benefit my own campus and district in the future.”
- Dr. Keith Morgan, Leander ISD Principal, Instructor of the LISD Aspiring Leader program

“The face-to-face aspect allows for genuine opportunities to develop and practice abilities and skills through discussions and role-playing opportunities. As an instructor, because of my campus and central office leadership experiences, the in-class method allows me to share real-life examples of situations I have faced, and then engage the students with how they would have handled the situations. It is also more realistic in the face-to-face style of learning to bring in character, ethics and a focus on developing Christian leaders.”
- Rhonda McWilliams, Concordia University Texas Professor, Instructor of the LISD Aspiring Leader program

Our Mission is Developing Christian Leaders