ACE to Offer Graduate Credit For Quality Matters (QM) Teaching Online Certificate


October 20, 2021

Christine Dickson

Christine Dickson

Content Marketing Manager

QM Teaching Online Certificate Recipients Now Eligible to Receive ACE Credits, Tuition Grants

INDIANAPOLIS – [October 21, 2021]: American College of Education and Quality Matters (QM) are excited to announce an agreement that will provide graduate credits to recipients of QM’s Teaching Online Certificate.

The Teaching Online Certificate (TOC) is a rigorous, 11-week program that includes seven workshops designed to help online instructors hone critical online teaching competencies such as technology skills, course design, assessment, and instructor presence.

“The knowledge and skills gained in QM’s Teaching Online Certificate align well with ACE’s M.Ed. in Educational Technology,” shared Tammy Boyer, Assistant Director of Strategic Partner Development at ACE. “By offering recipients of the TOC graduate credit toward that degree, we are amplifying our mission to provide more students with an accessible pathway to graduate education.”

The collaboration creates a simple process through which TOC recipients can enroll at American College of Education. Once enrolled, recipients can receive three credits toward ACE’s M.Ed. in Educational Technology. Grants are also available for those enrolled in the program.

“A significant investment of time and effort is required to complete QM professional development, especially the TOC,” said Dr. Deb Adair, Executive Director at Quality Matters. “We’re thrilled that ACE is recognizing the hard work and commitment of our community and applaud the work ACE is doing to increase access and affordability of their programs by recognizing the skills and knowledge their adult learners bring with them.”

ACE’s M.Ed. in Educational Technology program prepares educators and other professionals to serve as technology leaders by teaching them to track trends and leverage technology as an effective tool to support learning and meet the needs of school staff, teachers, and students.

Learn more about how to receive graduate credit through this program here.


Grounded in research. Driven by best practices. A community that puts learners first. Quality Matters (QM) is the global organization leading quality assurance in online and innovative digital teaching and learning environments. It provides a scalable quality assurance system for online and blended learning used within and across organizations. When you see QM Certification Marks on courses or programs, it means they have met QM Course Design Standards or QM Program Review Criteria in a rigorous review process.


 Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Indianapolis, American College of Education is an accredited, completely online college specializing in affordable programs in education, leadership, healthcare and nursing. ACE offers more than 70 programs for adult students to pursue doctorate, master’s or bachelor’s degrees, along with micro-credentials and graduate-level certificate programs. We currently have more than 7,000 students enrolled in all 50 states and are the No. 4 conferrer of Master of Education degrees in the country.

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