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Advanced Literacy Instruction

This program is available at all five Concordia locations. This specialization prepares teachers for literacy instruction at early childhood, elementary, middle school or high school levels.

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 completing this specialization will also be eligible to take the TExES Reading Specialist exam and with a passing score will become certified as a Reading Specialist. A 16-week case study is required.

Graduate students selecting this specialization:

  • 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
  • Prepare for certification as a Reading Specialist

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Curriculum & Instruction with Teacher's Certification

Designed to build intellectual and instructional skills, as well as understanding of technological applications, the Curriculum and Instruction specialization is perfect for those looking to teach in a specific content area. The Curriculum and Instruction with Teacher Certification is designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree and wish to enter the education field as a teacher. At the end of the program the student will receive a Master’s of Education degree and be eligible to take the State of Texas teacher certification test provided all of the content specific coursework is completed.

Program Highlights

  • Designed around a cohort model, a group of students begin and complete the two year M.Ed. program together by following the prescribed course sequence for their specialization. 
  • The cohort meets at one central location, and classes are taught by local administrators and professionals experienced in the field. 
  • The final  semester involves a full time 12 week student teaching experience and completing the action research course.
  • Areas of concentration include:  ECE – 12th, Content, and Generalist

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.

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Differentiated Instruction

The Master of Education in Differentiated Instruction provides educators with a sequence of courses that imparts knowledge and practical guidelines on how to adjust instruction in specific cases for students who need modifications in the classroom.

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Educational Administration

This program is available at all five Concordia locations and prepares students for leadership in the educational arena.

This specialization prepares students to sit for the TExES Principal Certification Exam #068. Students must have two full years teaching experience as defined by the district record. 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
  • Receive ILD (Instructional Leadership Development) and PDAS (Professional Development Appraisal System) training
  • Complete a practicum as an acting administrator at the campus or district level

 Candidates for the Texas Principal certificate must:

  1. Hold a master's degree
  2. Hold a valid classroom teaching certificate
  3. Have a minimum of one full creditable year of classroom teaching experience in a K-12 school as defined by the district record.
  4. Successfully complete a principal preparation program
  5. Obtain permission from Concordia to sit for the Texas principal certification exam (this is done by passing the practice exam with a score of 80% or better)

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Sports Administration

The Concordia Master of Education in Sports Administration degree is designed to develop practitioners to lead sports programs or enterprises with integrity, fairness, and competence. Whether an individual has a career goal of high school athletic director, university coach, or fitness center manager/owner, the courses within this program will help develop the skills necessary for such leadership positions.

Specific Admissions Requirements for an M.Ed. in Sports Administration

•    Official transcripts with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 on undergraduate degree from the degree granting institution, or official transcripts with a GPA of 3.0 on at least 12 semester hours of graduate work.
•    Three letters of recommendation

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