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Online Master of Education

Make a positive impact as an educational leader. 

Earn your Master of Education online at Concordia University Texas and advance your career in education, organizational development or other instructional environments.

You’ll build expertise in the field of education alongside fellow students while also developing the key administration and communication skills you’ll need to be a successful leader in any professional setting. Choose from multiple specializations to customize your degree to match your specific career goals: Coaching and Sports Administration and Educational Administration.

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15:1 Student-to-Faculty ratio

No GRE Required

 


Complete in 16-18 months

 


A meaningful, fully online MEd

Online Flexibility

The flexibility of online

Learn fully online from anywhere without having to put your life or job on hold. Plus, our MEd professors have extensive experience in the field and are trained to provide you with a meaningful and engaging online learning experience.

In-depth Learning

In-depth learning

Engage with career-relevant coursework through guest speakers, field activities, case studies, innovative teaching practices and more.

Build your Professional Network

Build your professional network

Earn your online master’s in education in a cohort format — alongside the same group of students from start to finish. Concordia Texas’s small class sizes of 15-25 students mean you’re able to collaborate and develop valuable network connections as you learn with and from each other.

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You can make a positive impact not only in your field, but also in the lives of those you teach.

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Accreditation

Concordia University Texas is SACSCOC accredited, so you can feel confident you’ll earn a high-quality degree respected by top employers across the country. 

Accreditated University

Flexibility

Our Master of Education degree is 100% online and taught by expert faculty trained in providing valuable online learning experiences. This online master’s in education gives you the flexibility to continue working full-time while earning your degree from anywhere.

Flexibility

Affordability

Your tuition cost is locked in when you enroll, so there are no surprises down the road. Plus, our textbook rental program helps make your degree even more affordable.

Affordable

Student Development

As a student here, you'll be prepared for leadership roles within a wide variety of educational and instructional environments. The comprehensive knowledge and skills you gain will equip you with the tools needed to make positive changes in education and in the lives of students.

Student Development is central to the online Master of Education

Job Readiness

Our online master’s in education prepares you for the certifications you need to excel in your chosen career, including the State of Texas Principal Certification exam.

Job ready

Lutheran Learning Beyond Faith

Become an ethical, competent leader in your industry, community and family with faith- and values-based instruction. 

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Master of Education Career Outcomes

Your online master’s in education will help you build and advance your career in a variety of positions, including: 

  • Career Counselor 
  • Corporate Training Consultant 
  • Curriculum Developer 
  • Education Policy Developer 
  • Educational Coordinator 
  • School Technology Consultant 
  • Teacher/Professor 
Greg Vidal

Greg Vidal Master of Education Alumni

"The coursework was relevant and applicable. Having spoken with colleagues who completed other programs; I was far better prepared for the rigorous state certification examinations. Learning was scaffolded so we could apply our new learning to complete the work of PASL (Performance Assessment of School Leaders). I cannot fully express to others the level of support graduate students received from our professors to excel in the content and its application in relevant situations in which we would be exercising our learning as instructional leaders."

  • Master of Education Concentrations

    Choose from multiple specializations designed to help you meet your unique professional goals. 

    Coaching and Sports Administration

    • Gain the skills and experience you need to take an ethical leadership role in various areas of athletics, including athletic departments in public/private schools and universities, the fitness industry, league sports and more.

    Educational Administration 

    • Develop the appropriate administrative skills and procedures vital to a successful educational setting in public or private schools. Courses align with the new TExES Principal exams (268 — Principal as Instructional Leader & 368 — Performance Assessment for School Leaders) and students are eligible to apply to the principal certification preparation program.
  • Accreditation

    Concordia University Texas is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate, bachelor, and master degrees along with the Doctorate in Education (Ed.D). Concordia University Texas also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Concordia University Texas may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling 404-679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

  • Admissions requirements

    Concordia Texas selects students who present the most competitive applications and who we consider most likely to be successful, contributing members of the Concordia Texas community who will graduate. To reach admission decisions, Concordia Texas evaluates all candidates in a comprehensive way using these criteria.

    Once all application materials have been submitted, the Admissions team will evaluate the admissions file and deliver a decision within one to two business days. Some programs have additional requirements, so please read the Program-Specific Requirements tab for detailed information.

    All Master of Education applicants must submit the following in order to be considered for admission: 

    • Complete application 
    • $50 non-refundable application fee 
    • Official transcripts 

     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 Master of 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 deemed 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:

      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 your participation in this program and ensuring 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

      Admission to the Texas Principal Certification preparation program is completed during the first semester of the M.Ed. program in the Educational Administration specialization.

      Principal certification courses are part of the EDAD specialization program and are subject to the regulations of the Texas Education Agency. At this time, in addition to the Educational Administration admission requirements, the candidate wishing to seek Texas Principal Certification must:

      • Earn passing scores on both Qualifying Benchmarks (Benchmark 1 and 2)
      • Apply, be accepted, and confirm acceptance into the principal certification preparation program at Concordia University Texas

      To remain in the Texas Principal Certification preparation program at Concordia University Texas, the candidate must:

      • Successfully complete all remaining coursework and benchmarks
      • Successfully complete the practicum (EDAD 5156) at a TEA-approved, on-ground campus in Texas under the guidance of a state-certified mentor
      • Pass both required state exams: 268-Principal as Instructional Leader and 368-Performance Assessment for School Leaders
      • Complete the Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Principal Certification preparation program
  • Application process

    The admissions process begins when you submit your application to the Office of Admissions. Decisions regarding acceptance are made upon completion of the application file. All applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

    Step 1: Fill out application here 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.

    Step 2: Submit your official transcripts from the college or university where you earned your bachelor’s degree. If you are applying for our doctoral program, please also submit your official transcripts from the college or university where you earned your master’s degree.

    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 to expedite your acceptance into Concordia Texas.

    If any transcripts are from a foreign institution, they must be evaluated by a member of NACES  and sent to the Office of Admissions. Please note: This process could take several weeks.

    Options for Sending Transcripts

    • Deliver in person to the Office of Admissions in a sealed envelope.
    • · Your institution can email your official transcript to admissions@concordia.edu.
    • Submit electronically through one of the below approved services:

    National Transcript Center
    ScripSafe
    myOptions
    Parchment

    • Have your school mail your transcript to:

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

    Step 3: Submit a copy of your teaching certificate. If you do not hold a valid state teaching certificate, contact your Admissions Counselor for details on the petition waiver. (Educational Administration specialization only)

    Step 4: For graduate transfer credits, Concordia University Texas can accept up to six transferable credit hours. For graduate hours to be considered for transfer credit, you must submit the official graduate transcript(s) and course descriptions or syllabi for the graduate classes to your Admissions Counselor.

  • Program cost

    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 Master of Education degree affordable.

    2024-25 Program Costs

    For students starting the program in Fall 2024, Spring 2025, and Summer 2025, the tuition rate is $640 per credit hour. Students also participate in a Tornado Textbook program that provides books at $25 per credit hour.

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

    Please contact your Graduate Enrollment Specialist for specific details.

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  • Student resources available

    At Concordia, we offer additional resources to ensure your success, including the writing center, math center, speech center and peer tutoring. The CTX Library's eBook collection of over 180,000+ items is available 24/7. The library also provides several Research Guides and Tutorials and you can chat with a librarian 24/7 for additional help. Because you’re a person and not just a student to us, mental health screening, resources and support are also available. Check out our mental health page for more information.

Lori Einfalt, PhD Assistant Professor Concordia University Master of Education Director

Concordia University Texas empowers students of all backgrounds to lead lives of critical thought, compassionate action, and courageous leadership. As a former public-school teacher and campus/district administrator, I am passionate about and empowered by the opportunity to teach graduate students to think critically, act with compassion and lead with courage in today’s world!

With Anticipation,

Lori Einfalt, PhDAssistant Professor Concordia University Texas M.Ed. Program Director

 

Become an agent of change in the vast field of education.

Gain the in-depth skills and knowledge you need to exemplify ethical, values-centered leadership. 

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