Concordia University Texas

Master of Education in Advanced Literacy Instruction

Concordia University Texas now offers the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Advanced Literacy Instruction online, allowing working educators to pursue a master’s degree on their own schedule. Online courses mimic the on-campus learning environment, as students are placed in a setting where they can work in conjunction with the professor and their fellow classmates.

The M.Ed. in Advanced Literacy Instruction courses consist of 18 credit hours and will:

  • Expand personal leadership skills and literacy education knowledge
  • Train for literacy instruction at all education levels: early childhood, middle school and high school
  • Strengthen reading and writing instruction curriculum-wide
  • Grow knowledge of children’s and adolescent literature
  • Detect and remediate reading and writing problems
  • Prepare for the reading specialist certification

Graduates will be eligible to take the TExES Reading Specialist exam. Those who pass will be certified as reading specialists. A 16-week case study is mandatory.

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university or a recognized foreign higher learning institution; those with degrees earned from foreign institutions should reference the English Proficiency Policy and the requirements for international students
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for undergraduate coursework from a degree-granting institution, or a 3.0 GPA on at least 12 semester hours of graduate coursework*
  • A valid teaching certificate in the United States
  • One year of teaching experience

* If your GPA does not meet the minimum requirements, you must submit an essay, which the Admissions Committee will review. For details, email

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