- 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 and to graduate. To reach admission decisions, Concordia evaluates all candidates in a comprehensive way using this criteria.
Once we have received all of your materials, we will evaluate your application and make an admissions decision within four weeks. Some programs have additional requirements, please read program web pages for detailed admissions information.
All M.Ed. applicants must submit the following in order to be considered for admission:
- Application for admission.
- $50 non-refundable application fee.
- Official transcripts with a 2.5 GPA from the colleges or universities where the student earned their baccalaureate degree. (A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required for the Initial Teacher Certification specialization.) Graduate students must arrange to have the transcript 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."
- Request three letters of recommendations from your last two immediate supervisors and a professional colleague through the online M.Ed. Graduate Admissions Application. Our application system will automatically send the request for a letter of recommendation by emailing the supervisor or colleague. We suggest you notify your recommenders in advance of the email request.
- When deemed necessary, additional information including an interview may be required.
Additional Requirements for Educational Administration Specialization:
- Have a minimum of one full creditable year of teaching experience in public or private schools before completing the M.Ed with Educational Administration Program.
- Provide 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. This letter can serve as one of your three letters of recommendation.
In some circumstances, applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below 2.75 may be granted provisional admission. Please contact your admissions counselor for more details.
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 M.Ed. program.
- Application Steps
The process of admission begins with the submission of the application to the Office of Admissions Processing. Decisions regarding acceptance are made at completion of the application file. All applicants will be considered on an individual basis. We have deadlines, so complete your application today!
1. Online Application and Application Fee
Complete the online application and pay the $50 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. Application fees are non-refundable.
Submit official transcripts from the college or university where you earned your baccalaureate degree and graduate coursework attempted. Please note, if you are enrolling in the Curriculum and Instruction with Teaching Certification, you must submit official transcripts for all previous colleges and universities attended, not just your degree granting institution. Request an official, sealed transcript to be sent to the Office of Admissions Processing. Please request 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 or AACRAO Foreign Education Credential Service evaluation must be completed and sent to the Office of Admissions Processing. When you provide an official AACRAO Foreign Education Credential Service evaluation, your original transcript is not required. For more information please visit the WES or AACRAO websites. Please note: This process could take several weeks.
US students have three ways to get your transcripts to Concordia:
- Student Delivered
A student delivered transcript will only be accepted as an official transcript if it is received in the original sealed envelope and stamped by the institution of records as "Issued to the Student in a Sealed Envelope."
Concordia also accepts transcripts electronically:
National Transcript Center
To the Center in which you plan to take classes.
3. Letters of Recommendation
Request three letters of recommendations from your last two immediate supervisors and a professional colleague through the online Graduate Admissions Application. Our application system will automatically send the request for a letter of recommendation by emailing the supervisor or colleague. We suggest you notify your recommenders in advance of the email request.
4. 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 Curriculum and Instruction with Teaching Certification, you do not need to complete this requirement.
5. Graduate Transfer Credit
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.
6. Apply for Financial Aid
Complete the online federal application at www.fafsa.ed.gov for the 2013-2014 school year. The Concordia University Texas school code is: 003557.
7. Payment Options
If you do not wish to use financial aid, you may choose from two other payment options. Please click the button to the right for more information. More Info
Where to Send
Please send ALL admission documents to:
Austin, San Antonio, DFW Applicants
Office of Admissions Processing
Concordia University Texas
11400 Concordia University Drive
Austin, TX 78726
Concordia University Texas
18220 Upper Bay Road
Houston, TX 77058
For direct admission into the Master of Education Program, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) for all undergraduate work completed, or completed 12 hours of graduate course work with a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). 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 the Office of Admissions Processing at email@example.com.
- Student Delivered
- Admission Deadlines
Applicants must have a complete application by the deadline to be considered for the semester in which they are applying for. If the application is not complete, students have the opportunity to roll the application over to the next semester. In order to use Financial Aid as payment for tuition, students are required to have all admission and financial aid documents submitted by the Admission Deadline.
- Program Costs
Face to Face Graduate classes are $590 per credit hour. Classes are normally three credit hours, which totals $1,770 per class.
- Information Sessions
We’d love to meet you! Click the learn more button below to take advantage of information sessions at our various locations throughout Texas. Our admissions counselors will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Check out our list of the most commonly asked questions about earning your graduate degree at Concordia.