National Institute for STEM Education

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National Institute for STEM Education

Earn Credits for Your Certification

The National Institute for STEM Education (NISE) certifies teachers, campuses and districts in STEM teaching. Our partnership offers completers of a NISE STEM certification the opportunity to seamlessly transfer into one of our accredited bachelor’s-completion or master’s programs. We also offer transcription of NISE courses into graduate credit.

As a college dedicated to helping educators elevate their instruction, ACE is honored to work with NISE, a program that is dedicated to improving STEM education.

Here’s what you can expect at ACE:

  • Learn immediately applicable strategies, integrated with the latest technology and evidence-based research.
  • Complete your coursework on your schedule, anytime and anywhere with an internet connection.
  • Take courses taught by faculty members who are working in the field and understand the unique needs of STEM educators.
  • Up front, industry-low tuition with no hidden fees. We offer bachelor’s degrees under $10,000 and master’s degrees under $9,500.*

Receive Credit

ACE can offer graduate credits for the completion of NISE courses. To receive graduate credit, follow the steps below:

  • Complete the Transcript Review Request form.
  • Pay $200 fee for 6 credits

If you have questions or need assistance, please call 1-844-734-7565

Enroll at ACE

Our enrollment counselors are ready to answer your questions and help you begin the transfer process whenever you’re ready. Contact us whichever way works best for you:

  • Call (800) 280-0307, option 2. 
  • Use the Live Chat feature in the bottom right corner of this page.
  • Click the link below and complete the form to request more information. 

Credit Pathways to a Master’s Degree With ACE & NISE

NISE Certificate Credits Transferrable to ACE Applicable ACE Programs
National Certificate in STEM Teaching 6 M.Ed. in STEM Education OR
Ed.D Programs with a STEM Focus of Study

Credit Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree With ACE & NISE

NISE Micro-Credential* Credits Transferrable to ACE as General Electives Applicable ACE Programs
Teaching and Learning in the Physical and Virtual Classroom Micro-Credential Parts 1-4 6

B.A. in Education Studies OR
B.A. in Professional Studies

*All NISE micro-certificates must be completed with a 70% or greater mastery to receive credit.

Get STEM Certified

Participate in a transformative experience to elevate STEM culture and raise student achievement with NISE. Using a competency-based, academic coach-led online learning platform, educators work toward mastery of the 15STEM actions on their way toward the National Certificate in STEM Teaching or STEM Excellence. 

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Most if not all successfully completed eligible credits from regionally accredited colleges transfer to ACE.


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Kelly Young

Kelly Young

M.Ed. in Educational Technology

“You should enroll at ACE because the program is designed for working professionals. The calendar and coursework is predictable allowing students to manage all of their responsibilities and coursework.”

Syncia Sama

Syncia Sama

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction

“I recommend this program to anyone who is looking to further their education in any field. The flexibility is what makes it suitable for anyone who is working a full-time job or busy with other responsibilities. The cost is very reasonable as well, and did not break my pockets at all!”

Kasey Harkness

Kasey Harkness

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction

“I resisted enrolling in a graduate program for a long time because, between my full time job and my family, I couldn’t fathom how I would make the time for one or scrounge up the money. Then I found ACE! ACE was affordable and fully online, which meant I could do my coursework from anywhere and control the pace and timing of my week. Going through my program without having to sacrifice my family time was invaluable, and what I learned was immediately applicable in my profession.”

Learn more about the National Institute for STEM Education

*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 or program pathway credit hours, the pace and satisfactory completion of the selected program or program pathway credit hours, 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.

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