Students Come First
Since our founding in 2005, our mission is to provide you with an affordable, high-quality education to advance your career. We keep our costs low and pass those savings onto you. Our coursework is grounded in evidence-based theories and real-world situations to help you apply your learning right away.
We put your needs first to help you achieve your goals, both personal and professional. We also prepare you to serve in your community and become a leader in your field.
Quality Education You Expect
American College of Education is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Our teacher preparation programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and our nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). You expect quality education and ACE delivers!
We’re High Achievers
Don’t just take our word for it. Ask our alumni about their experiences and see what others are saying about ACE. We’re humbled and grateful for the awards and recognition we’ve received, but we’re most proud of our students’ success and being named a Best Places to Work in Indiana for the past six years in a row!
in the nation for most master’s degrees conferred in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education1, Teaching English Learners1, STEM Education2, and Health and Wellness Education.3
in the nation for most master’s degrees conferred in Educational Leadership4, Teacher Leadership4, Higher Education4, Educational Business Administration4, and Literacy.5
in the nation for most master’s degrees conferred in education overall6; in the nation for most master’s degrees conferred in Educational Technology7, Instructional Design and Technology7 Curriculum and Instruction8, and Integrated Curriculum.8
1 Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education (CIP 13.02)
2 Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Educational Methods (CIP 13.1213)
3 Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas – Health Teacher Education (CIP 13.1307)
4 Educational Administration and Supervision (CIP 13.04)
5 Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas – Reading Teacher Education (CIP 13.1315)
6 All Education Master’s Degrees
7 Educational/Instructional Media Design (CIP 13.05)
8 Curriculum and Instruction (CIP 13.03)
Rankings & Awards
Best Master’s Programs by Intelligent.com
M.Ed. in Educational Leaderships & M.A. in Secondary Teaching
in Top 57 Online Doctorate in Education Programs by Intelligent.com
Ed.D in Leadership
best online college in America by Newsweek
Online Colleges in 2023
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
M.Ed. in Technology
Top Online Program for Working Professionals by Nitro College
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
to Work in Indiana
Awarded in 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
in the nation for most master’s degrees conferred in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education, Teaching English Learners, STEM Education, and Health and Wellness Education.
in the nation for most master’s degrees conferred in Educational Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Higher Education, Educational Business Administration, and Literacy.
in the nation for most master’s degrees conferred in education overall; in the nation for most master’s degrees conferred in Educational Technology, Instructional Design and Technology, Curriculum and Instruction, and Integrated Curriculum.
B Corp University
Our mission to serve, lead and achieve drives us to make a positive difference in our community. As a Certified B Corporation, we follow the B Corp standards of social and environmental performance, positive impact on employees and customers, and public transparency.
We believe in using business to do good and to promote positive change for everyone, and we believe this philosophy creates a better learning environment for you. We pursue these ideals by hiring servant-leader faculty and staff, volunteering in our communities, and working closely with like-minded, politically neutral organizations.
We serve those who serve and develop leaders by being leaders.
We’re committed to serving you and your diverse community. We go beyond our bottom line to make sure we strive to do good and make the world a better place. We want you to remember us for providing the high-quality education you expect at a low cost you deserve in a service-oriented learning environment.
individual civic hours
trees planted in partnership with Texas Tree Foundation
raised for Indianapolis-area teachers to provide school supplies
backpacks filled with school supplies for Orlando-area students
donated to nonprofit organizations in our community
Cincinnati-area students supported in tandem with Crayons to Computers
consecutive year in a row as a Best Place to Work in Indiana
impact score in 2021 on the B Impact Assessment
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