Earn an accredited advanced degree or certificate, entirely online, at ACE.

At American College of Education we believe in teachers and the inspirational role that they play. It’s something we’ve demonstrated since we opened 10 years ago. Our sole focus is Education degrees, and all of our professors have current classroom experience. Because we leverage technology, our tuition is realistic and affordable.

As the fourth largest conferrer of Master of Education degrees in the nation*, we know what teachers need to improve their students' learning potential, and to advance their own careers. Our affordable online programs are designed by educators, for educators. With total program tuition just $215 per semester credit hour and $304.75 per semester credit hour for a master's or a doctorate degree, respectively, ACE is nearly 1/3 the cost of many comparable online programs. 

Each program provides an efficient yet rigorous learning experience. Courses are accelerated, with 24/7 online flexibility, so that a vast majority of our students complete a master's degree within 18 months, and a doctoral or specialist degree in 1-3 years.

We offer the following Master of Education programs:

  • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
  • M.Ed. in English as a Second Language
  • M.Ed. in Bilingual Education
  • M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction with 9 additional subject concentrations available
  • M.Ed. in Elementary Education
  • M.Ed. in Educational Technology - concentration in Digital Learning and Teaching available
  • M.Ed. in Health and Wellness Education
  • M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology
  • M.Ed. in Teaching English Learners
  • M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education
  • M.Ed. in Integrated Curriculum: Special Education

We offer the following doctorate/specialist programs:

  • Ed.D. in Leadership
  • Ed.S. in Leadership

We invite you to fill out the form to the right to find out more.

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What our students say about ACE

"I was a kindergarten teacher before ACE. Since I earned my master's degree, I am now grade level chairperson and PTA Coordinator. I have always wanted to be a teacher who understands the newest practices and strategies — the best teacher possible. Since graduating from ACE, I am."

— Denise Steudlein, M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, February 2011 Commencement

* Based on 2012-13 IPEDS data: http://nces.ed.gov/IPEDS

American College of Education is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC/NCA). American College of Education's Professional Education Programs (M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Specialization in ESL/Bilingual, M.Ed. in Educational Technology), which are designed to provide graduate students with the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities to enhance their teaching and further their careers, is granted Accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of seven years: May 3, 2013 to May 3, 2020. This accreditation certifies that the forenamed professional education programs have provided evidence that the programs adhere to TEAC's quality principles.