Programs for Aspiring Teachers

Get what you need to start a teaching career

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change lives

You want to become a teacher and we want to help you get there. Several of our programs are designed to lead you to your teacher license,1 which means you’ll be one step closer to making a difference in schools and classrooms.

Special Scholarship Available

In addition to our other scholarship opportunities, our Educator Grant is only eligible to students enrolled in our licensure-track programs.

Options to Fit Your Timeline

Need your license as soon as possible? Start with a certificate program. You can always come back later and use the credits from your certificate to stack up to a quick master’s degree.

Teach Elementary Education

Build a solid foundation in elementary education that will prepare you to work with students in grades K-6. You’ll learn the foundations of literacy, digital technology integration, accommodations for diverse learners and more.

Certificate in Transition to Teaching in Elementary Education1

Total Cost*

$7,750

Next Term Start

APRIL 8, 2024

Estimated Time to Completion

17 Months

M.A. in Elementary Teaching1

Total Cost*

$10,500

Next Term Start

APRIL 8, 2024

Estimated Time to Completion

21-22 Months

Teach Secondary Education

Meet the learning needs of students in grades 5-12 through a study of the adolescent learning and development process, along with how to structure core content classes, incorporate digital tools and differentiate instruction for diverse learners.

Certificate in Transition to Teaching in Secondary Education1

Total Cost*

$6,100

Next Term Start

APRIL 8, 2024

Estimated Time to Completion

14 Months

M.A. in Secondary Teaching1

Total Cost*

$10,500

Next Term Start

APRIL 8, 2024

Estimated Time to Completion

21-22 Months

Add On to Your License

Already have a license, but looking for specialization? Several of our programs are designed to add on to your license in a specific content area or provide a path to endorsements.

Certificate in Teaching English Language Learners1

Total Cost*

$5,100

Next Term Start

APRIL 8, 2024

Estimated Time to Completion

7-8 Months

Micro-credential in Learning Behavior Specialist I1

For anyone in Illinois with a Professional Educator License

Total Cost*

$3,400

Next Term Start

APRIL 8, 2024

Estimated Time to Completion

5-6 Months

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.

Empowered by our students.

Our students share our mission to serve, lead and achieve. Read in their own words why ACE was the right choice for them.

“I enjoyed my experience at ACE. Small class sizes, supportive professors and the ease of the online community made the experience a nice one. Classes were affordable and I liked the easy- going process of registration throughout my time. I’m happy that I chose American College of Education for M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership!” 

ASHLEY COLLINS
M.Ed. in teacher Leadership

Take your next step with ACE

1A 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.

*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.

**All Education Master’s Degrees (CIP 13.00), source: https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/use-the-data

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