M.Ed. Educational Administration for Christian Schools


As a student in Concordia University, Nebraska’s Educational Administration for Christian Schools program, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to positively impact students, families and staff through your school leadership.  

  • When you choose Concordia for your M.Ed. in Educational Administration, you will: 
  • Grow in reflecting Christ’s light through your interactions with students, families and colleagues.  
  • Equip yourself with tools for leading a Christian school. 
  • Implement effective strategies for supervising instruction, managing financial needs, applying school law, and more. 
  • Choose a concentration that focuses on the grade levels that fit your passion for PK-8, 7-12, or PK-12. 
  • Earn a Principal Endorsement in Nebraska or apply to your state’s department of education for an endorsement. 


Educational Administration Courses

36-45 credit hours
$340* PER credit hour for Nebraska Residents & Lutheran Educators
$425 PER credit hour Outside of Nebraska
Class Type 100% ONLINE, 8-WEEK COURSES
24-36 Months TIME TO DEGREE

Expand your impact on the future growth of Christian education.  

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Program Highlights


  • Concordia University helps you recognize Christ’s role in your life and career with a distinctive blend of faith-based instruction and real-world experience. 
  • While acquiring all the same knowledge and skills provided by the Educational Administration program, the Educational Administration for Christian Schools program places special emphasis on the distinct differences, needs, and opportunities of Christian schools, and explores how a Christian school environment may affect some aspects of leadership and management. 
  • You can earn a Principal Endorsement in Nebraska in one of the following areas, or apply to your state’s department of education: 
  • Principal Endorsement: K-6 or 7-12 (36 hours) 
  • Principal Endorsement Dual Certification: Elementary with Added Secondary (45 hours) 
  • Principal Endorsement Dual Certification: Secondary with Added Elementary (45 hours) 
  • You’ll learn from distinguished instructors who are experts in the field of school administration while gaining hands-on experience by completing 250 hours of field experience working directly with school administrators in your area. 


Learn from education experts who bring faith, years of experience and specialized knowledge to the classroom. 

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Camille C.

There was great discussion about what philosophies are important as a leader… I was able to apply skills right away that were helpful in constructing responses to staff and families.


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Concordia's online master's degree in Educational Administration is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). 


Degree Goals

Educational professionals who want to become qualified as administrators at a public or Christian school, including principals, teachers and other professionals in similar roles can expect to: 

  • Lead, design and implement a school mission, vision and process for continuous improvement. 
  • Advocate for ethical decisions and enact professional norms. 
  • Develop and maintain a supportive and positive school culture for every student.  
  • Evaluate, develop and implement curriculum, instruction, data and assessment. 
  • Engage families, community, and school personnel to improve student learning. 
  • Develop and improve school resource plans and apply laws, policies and regulations. 
  • Build the school’s professional capacity to improve systems of staff supervision, evaluation, support and professional learning. 

Career Outcomes


  • Organize, manage and lead a Christian primary or secondary school. 
  • Supervise instruction, develop teachers, manage financial needs, oversee school law matters and more.  


  • Manage and direct the professional development of the school’s teachers and staff. 
  • Oversee curriculum materials, acquire resources, and manage policies to support student growth. 


  • Advise students and families in making educational decisions. 
  • Work with schools and districts to facilitate positive growth in the education system. 


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