Take your teaching to the next level

American College of Education’s online master’s degrees can help you upskill your teaching career.

Make a bigger impact with in-demand skills

Your teaching experience paired with our master’s in education degrees will help you be ready for larger roles in education, giving you the opportunity to make smart decisions that support more students.

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online college in America*
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in the nation for most master’s degrees conferred in education**

*Ranking information based on Newsweek
**Source: https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/use-the-data

Upcoming Term Starts

  • May 20, 2024
    Applications Due May 17
  • June 10, 2024
    Applications Due June 7

Choose the right path for your career

Upskill your resume with our fully online master’s degrees at some of the lowest costs in the nation. Learn best practices and effective strategies in curriculum and instruction, educational technology, teacher leadership, special education and more.

Master of Education
Instructional Design and Technology

Whether you’re in a K-12 or higher education setting, or even a corporate or governmental organization, you’ll be ready to evaluate, develop, and implement instruction and training. And by earning your instructional technology degree in an instructional technology environment, you will experience a digital classroom from a learner’s perspective.


TOTAL PROGRAM COST

$8,675*


FINISH IN

15

MONTHS

CREDITS

31

Master of Education
Special Education

Designed for current PreK-12 teachers, this program provides an in-depth study of research-based methods to enhance instruction. You’ll gain valuable skills to develop curriculum, design learning environments, and to build and maintain partnerships to better support students.


TOTAL PROGRAM COST

$9,500*


FINISH IN

17

MONTHS

CREDITS

34

Master of Education
STEM Education

Designed in conjunction with the National Institute for STEM Education, this program provides a holistic and integrated approach to science education. You’ll learn to develop testable questions, establish variables and controls, select data collection methods, and use tools to test hypotheses. Help K-16 students become leaders in a technical world.


TOTAL PROGRAM COST

$7,025*


FINISH IN

15

MONTHS

CREDITS

31

*Total cost of coursework including fees at ACE is $7025. Total cost of the program, including ACE course work and fees and the courses taken with NISE, is $7,650.00.

Master of Education
Teacher Leadership

Use your teaching experience to coach and influence fellow educators, school stakeholders, curriculum decision-makers and beyond. This program gives you the strategies to help other teachers reach their full potential, realize and maintain your school’s vision, or advocate for education policies to better support student learning.


TOTAL PROGRAM COST

$8,675*


FINISH IN

15

MONTHS

CREDITS

31

*This is an estimated value of the cost for tuition and fees. Amounts may vary depending on 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.

Shorter programs, faster results

Our online micro-credentials and certificates are designed for teachers looking to upskill or enhance their resume quickly and affordably. What’s more, you keep the academic credit you earn. You can apply those credits to a master’s degree at a later date and you’ll earn it faster than you would have before.

Micro-credential in Learning Behavioral Specialist I

$3,400 | 5 to 6 months | 12 credits 
Learn to support the needs of exceptional students through studying developmental patterns, curriculum and instruction and intervention methods aligned to best practices in the field. Courses in this micro-credential are
recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education as meeting the coursework requirements for an endorsement in Learning Behavior Specialist I.

Certificate in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education

$5,100 | 9 months | 18 credits
Using current research and best practices, this online certificate prepares you to support students as they learn English and master subject-specific content. Some courses in this program are recognized by the Illinois State
Board of Education as meeting the coursework requirements for an English as a Second Language endorsement and Bilingual Education endorsement.

Micro-credential in Early Childhood Special Education

$3,400 | 5 to 6 months | 12 credits
Learn to support the early learning needs of diverse populations. This program covers research, community partnerships, language development, and assessment and intervention methods centered on supporting young children with
special needs.

Micro-credential in Learning Behavior Specialist I

$3,400 | 5 to 6 months | 12 credits
Learn to support the needs of exceptional students through studying developmental patterns, curriculum and instruction and intervention methods aligned to best practices in the field. Courses in this micro-credential are
recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education as meeting the coursework requirements for an endorsement in Learning Behavior Specialist I.

Certificate in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education

$5,100 | 9 months | 18 credits
Using current research and best practices, this online certificate prepares you to support students as they learn English and master subject-specific content. Some courses in this program are recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education as meeting the coursework requirements for an English as a Second Language endorsement and Bilingual Education endorsement.

Recognized and accredited

American College of Education is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission— a federally-recognized accrediting agency. This accreditation ensures that an institution’s academic program meets or exceeds acceptable levels of quality and is the most recognized accreditation status for higher education entities. To receive and maintain HLC accreditation and affiliation approval, we must continuously undergo routine peer review cycles and provide proof that our programs meet or exceed HLC accreditation criteria and expectations of quality.

Social responsibility
is in our DNA

Our goal is to make continuing education accessible to as many people as possible. We strive to be a solution to the student debt crisis by offering high quality online programs at the lowest possible cost. Our status as a Certified B Corporation demonstrates our commitment to our online students, staff and faculty as well as the communities in which our students serve. When your college is also a B Corp, you feel the difference.

A Note About Licensure

While this program provides a comprehensive understanding of the intended program outcomes, it does not lead to licensure, certification, or endorsement. ACE offers several programs that do provide a pathway to licensure, certification, or endorsement and they can be found here.

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