Master of Education

Education Administration

Program Overview

Expand your leadership abilities beyond the classroom with the online Master of Education in Education Administration degree from Concordia University Texas. Our program offers teachers the advanced leadership skills needed to move beyond the traditional teaching roles and into administrative careers. The online learning environment is an ideal alternative for working teachers, who need convenience and flexibility while still receiving a high-quality education.

Educational administrators are needed at all levels of education; they are critical overseers of the educational process and community that surrounds schools and school districts. Administrators manage not only the educational process, but also the overall performance of each teacher and student. Many educational administrators also work alongside parents to assist in student issues. At Concordia, you will gain the real-world skills you need to effectively fill these roles and more.

The Master of Education in Education Administration prepares students for high-level administrative careers, including taking the TExES Principal Certification exam. All aspects of administration are explored, including evaluation and assessment, differentiated instruction, leadership and more.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Focused curriculum: All of our program’s courses offer in-depth instruction into key skills and knowledge needed to become a leader in your educational community. Topics include curriculum design, ethics and leadership in education as well as professional development.
  • A trusted education: Since 1926, Concordia has provided students with valuable degrees rooted in the liberal arts.
  • Convenience: Our online program allows you to balance your degree program with your work schedule and personal commitments at a pace that works for you.
  • Year-round support: Our online help desk is available 24/7/365.
  • Next Start Date: Rolling Enrollment
  • Credit Hours: 33
  • Course Length: 8 Weeks

Career Outcomes

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, career opportunities for educational administrators have a bright outlook. The field has a projected employment increase of 23 percent by 2018, much higher than the national average. Instructional coordinators earn a median annual pay of $60,050 according to the BLS.

Possible career outcomes include:

  • School and Career Counselors - Median salary: $53,610
  • Instructional Coordinator - Median salary: $60,050
  • Postsecondary Education Administrator - Median salary: $86,490
  • School Principal - Median salary. $87,760
*All salaries taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and PayScale.*

Admission Requirements

  • A completed online graduate admission application.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale); GPA of 3.0 or higher (Cumulative OR last 60 hours), student is admitted without the GRE, GPA of 2.75-2.99 (Cumulative OR last 60 hours), student must submit GRE scores*
  • Official transcripts from the college or university where you earned your bachelor’s degree and/or attempted graduate coursework.
  • A copy of your teaching certificate.

For more admissions information, please visit our admissions page or contact our admissions office today. Our supportive staff is here to help. Email us at or call 844-CTX-CTX1 (844-289-2891) to learn more about the M.Ed. in Education Administration, or, click here to begin your application.

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

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Course List

Degree Requirements (30 credits)

To earn an online M.Ed. in Education Administration degree, students must complete the following courses. To graduate, 30 credit hours are required; classes are offered all year.

MED 5303       Curriculum Design & Practice
MED 5305       Education Research
MED 5308       Ethics and Leadership in Education
MED 5309       Differentiated Instruction & Learning Theory
EDAD 5322      Legal Foundations of Education
EDAD 5323      Evaluation and Assessment in Education
EDAD 5351      Principal as Diversity Leader
EDAD 5352      Principal as Resource Leader
EDAD 5353      Principal as Professional Development Leader
EDAD 5154      Practicum I
EDAD 5254      Practicum II