Through a unique partnership between Concordia University Texas and Leander Independent School District, high potential LISD teachers have the opportunity to earn their Master of Education degree with a specialization in Educational Administration. Unlike other programs, the LISD Aspiring Leader curriculum offers district-specific coursework, preparing students to advance in their careers with a distinctly LISD-oriented approach. Classes are held in the evenings and/or weekends at Cedar Park High School and taught by Concordia professors and Leander ISD district and campus administrators.


  • To facilitate professional growth for participants that positively impact current and future leadership roles within the district
  • To build a core group of well-prepared future school leaders who can successfully transition into positions as assistant principals

Cohort Criteria

  • Current LISD employees
  • Meet application requirements for Concordia University

Eligibility / Application

All M.Ed. applicants must submit the following to Concordia University in order to be considered for admission:

  • Application for admission
  • $50 application fee waived upon using promo code: LISD
  • Send in official transcripts: 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 the student in a sealed envelope.”
  • When deemed necessary, additional information including an interview may be required
  • Please see the Program Specific Requirements tab to see additional materials and GPA requirements for each specialization

Information can be found online at Concordia University Texas | Financial Aid Information

Program Components

  • Cohorts comprise 15–18
  • 36 credit hours (12 courses)
  • Aligned with Leander ISD’s vision, mission, and goals
  • Leads to Texas Principal certification
  • Tuition fees: approx. $3,635 (depending on course schedule and financial aid) per semester, discounted rate

Contact Information

Sarah Grissom, Chief of Staff
[email protected]