100% Online Certificate Programs

Get There Your Way

Professional development that fits your life and budget

Wherever you want to go next, ACE is here to get you there. Learn in-demand skills with our 100% online certificate programs. Each program is uniquely designed to be relevant to your career — what you learn at ACE today can be immediately applied tomorrow.

Exceptional Value

Certificate programs starting at**


Flexible payment options

Multiple Starts

Applications for October 2 start due


Time to completion as few as


Upcoming Term Starts

  • October 2, 2023
    Applications Due September 29
  • November 13, 2023
    Applications Due November 9

How You’ll Learn

  • Our fully online asynchronous courses are either 5 or 10 weeks long. Some teaching licensure programs require student teaching, which takes place over 15 weeks. Classes are similarly formatted so that you can balance the course expectations with your work and family life.
  • Most students take one course at a time, but you may complete your program more quickly if desired.
  • Should you wish to earn a degree in the future, certificate courses are credit-bearing and transferable, giving you an accelerated pathway.

How We’ll Help

Quality Instruction

ACE is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Some of our certificate programs are accredited by CAEP or are state-approved to lead to endorsement.

Relevant Coursework

Study concepts that help you advance your career, without any filler or fluff.

Supportive Staff

Accessible faculty, tutoring and academic support to help you succeed.

Our Educational Certificate Programs

Certificate in Adult Education and Corporate Training

Certificate in Advanced Graduate Study

Certificate in Content Area Instruction

Certificate in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education

Certificate in Higher Education

Certificate in Organizational Leadership

Certificate in Teacher Leadership

Certificate in Teaching English Learners

Certificate in Texas Educational Leadership

Certificate in Transition to Teaching in Elementary Education

Certificate in Transition to Teaching in Secondary Education

Certificate in Virtual Instruction

A Degree You Can Count On

ACE is – and always has been – accredited by Higher Learning Commission,
an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

ACE It Together

“ACE was a total game changer for me! Not only did it inspire me to become an educational reformer, but it also equipped me with the necessary knowledge to guide our future generations.”

Barbara Escalona
Alumna, M.Ed. in Educational Leadership


Take your next step with ACE

*Total Cost of Attendance may vary depending on the number of transfer credits applied to the selected program hours, the pace and satisfactory completion of the selected program credit hours, the receipt of, or eligibility for, institutional or non-institutional scholarship and/or grant amounts, and adjustments to tuition or fees as described in the Catalog Right to Modify Tuition section

A Note About Licensure

Graduates of programs which are approved to lead to licensure, endorsement, or certification may be subject to additional requirements for the receipt of initial licensure, endorsement, or certification in the state in which they intend to teach or administrate.
Students are strongly encouraged to check licensure requirements in the state in which they intend to teach or administrate to determine whether they are eligible for licensure, endorsement, or certification.

It is vitally important that students know and be continually aware of the requirements for licensure in their state. State licensing requirements and licensing agency information may be found here.

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