Academic Calendar

Start learning on your schedule

American College of Education schedules multiple five-week and ten-week terms each year for our students' convenience. There is a one- to two-week break between terms. Once you begin your course schedule, you will automatically be registered in the next course of your degree program each term.

With multiple terms per year, students may begin the process of earning an online graduate degree right away.



Master of Education, doctorate, specialist, and certificate programs


Term Start Application
Due
Payment
Due
Drop
Deadline
Capstone*
Deadline
Term End
07/13/15
07/06/15
07/10/15
07/17/15
N/A 08/16/15
08/24/15
08/17/15
08/21/15
08/28/15
N/A 09/27/15
09/14/15**
09/7/15**
09/11/15**
09/18/15**
N/A 10/18/15**
10/05/15
09/28/15
10/02/15
10/09/15
N/A 11/08/15
11/16/15
11/09/15
11/13/15
11/20/15
N/A 12/20/15
01/11/16
01/04/16
01/8/16
01/15/16
N/A 02/14/16
02/22/16
02/15/16
02/19/16
02/26/15
N/A 03/27/16

* Capstone deadlines are applicable during a student's last class in a master's program.

**Only the following programs are available for the September 14 term start:

  • M.Ed. in English as a Second Language

  • Certificate in English as a Second Language

  • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership

  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction

  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a Concentration in Differentiated Instruction
  • M.Ed. in Teaching English Learners

Master of Arts in Teaching and Transition to Teaching programs

Elementary programs

Term Start Application Due Payment Due Drop Deadline
08/24/15 08/17/15 08/21/15 08/28/15

Secondary programs

Term Start Application Due Payment Due Drop Deadline
08/24/15 08/17/15 08/21/15 08/28/15