Non-Degree Offerings

Individual Courses

Students-at-large are eligible to take individual graduate courses at ACE, with the exception of student teaching, field experience or internship courses.

Please click here for full admission requirements.


Certificate Programs

American College of Education students don’t just earn a certificate – they learn how to apply proven, data-driven educational strategies to their classrooms and schools. All certificate coursework can be transferred to a relevant ACE degree program.

Sharpen your skills with an online certificate program. Start your application, or check admission requirements.

Endorsements for Illinois Educators (Illinois Only)

Educators in Illinois can take a sequence of courses to meet Illinois requirements for endorsements. The courses are recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education to lead to the designated endorsements below:

  • Early Childhood Special Education – (5 courses/12 semester credits)
  • Bilingual Education – (7 courses/18 semester credits)
  • English as a Second Language – (7 courses/18 semester credits)
  • Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBSI) – (4 courses/12 semester credits)
  • Reading Teacher – (4 courses/12 semester credits) – ACE is only approved for 4 of 5 required courses

Students will enroll as a Student-at-Large at ACE to complete the coursework. Tuition for endorsement courses is charged at the certificate/master’s level rate of $235 per semester credit.

For more information on this offering and to review the course sequences, please visit the ACE Catalog, select ‘Programs of Study’ from the left-hand navigation, and look for the heading ‘Endorsements.’

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