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Concordia offers a variety of certification programs throughout Texas that will prepare you for the state certification exams.

Principal Certification Program

This program is available at all five Concordia locations. This program is designed for individuals already holding a Master’s degree who wish to prepare for the Texas Principal Certification exam.

Check with a local admissions counselor for details on programs in your city.  For admissions requirements and process, please visit the admission information web page.

Students must have two years of teaching experience in public or private schools to become certified, and must have completed at least one year of teaching before doing the practicum in EDAD 5354. The program is comprised of 27 credit hours (10 courses). This specialization prepares students to sit for the TExES Principal Certification Exam #068.  A 16-week practicum is required. For admissions requirements and process, please visit the admission information web page.

Graduate students selecting this specialization will:

  • Meet principal certification requirements set forth by the State of Texas.
  • Display ethical and Christian leadership skills necessary to help students grow in a healthy and productive manner.
  • Display all the skills necessary to be a successful administrator at private or public schools.
  • Be trained in federal, state, and local laws, policies, and procedures.
  • Complete a practicum as an acting administrator at the campus or district level.

Course Requirements - 24 to 27 credit hours

*MED 5303 Curriculum Design and Practice
*MED 5304 The Teacher as Instructional Leader
*MED 5305 The Classroom Teacher as Researcher (is waived in most cases)

MED 5306 Ethics and the Teacher in Society
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)

*Contained within the M.Ed. core.

Superintendent Certification Program

This program is available through our Online Center. It is designed for individuals already holding a Master’s degree who wish to obtain Texas Superintendent Certification.

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Reading Specialist Certification Program

This program is available at all five Concordia locations.  This program is designed for individuals already holding a Master’s degree who wish to prepare for the Texas Reading Specialist Exam.

Check with a local admissions counselor for details on programs in your city.  For admissions requirements and process, please visit the admission information web page.

Students must have two years of experience as a full-time classroom teacher at a public or accredited, private EC-12 school.  The program consists of 18 credit hours (6 courses).  This specialization prepares students to sit for the TExES Reading Specialist Exam # 151.  A 16 week case study is required.

Graduate students selecting this specialization will:

  • Meet Reading Specialist requirements set forth by the State of Texas
  • Enhance personal proficiency as leaders and resource persons in literacy education
  • Prepare for literacy instruction at early childhood, middle and high school levels
  • Strengthen teaching of reading and writing across the curriculum
  • Expand knowledge of children’s and adolescent literature
  • Learn to diagnose and remediate difficulties in reading and writing

Course Requirements-18 credit hours

LTC 5330 Language Acquisition and Emergent Literacy

LTC 5331 Reading and Writing across the Curriculum

LTC 5333 Literature and Literacy

LTC 5338 Reading and Literacy Programs

LTC 5339 Evaluation and Diagnosis of Literacy Needs

LTC 5336 Literacy Improvement and Remediation