NISL – National Institute for School Leadership

Partnership Benefits

Partnership Overview

ACE partners with The National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) to provide doctoral credits to graduates of the NISL program, formally known as the Executive Development Program (EDP).

  • Credits Awarded – Utilize your hard-earned credits when you enroll at ACE. NISL graduates may apply up to 9 credits towards specific Ed.D. program pathways
  • Partnership Grant – Special pricing for NISL graduates and NCEE employees
  • ACE Commitment – Our Enrollment Counselors are knowledgeable and eager to assist, regardless of the program you’re looking for
  • Transparent Affordability – ACE is a leader in the industry when it comes to affordable education programs
    • Doctorate degrees for under $24,000
    • Master’s of Ed. degrees for under $9,500
    • Bachelor’s degrees for under $10,000

Why Transfer to ACE?

Online Programs

American College of Education is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. The College’s accreditation includes approval to offer degree programs, in education, healthcare, nursing and business and leadership through distance education via the Internet.

Transfer-Friendly

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

Affordable

Our high-quality programs are created with your budget in mind. Get the top-tier instruction you deserve without the financial worry you’d expect.

Apply the NISL program towards a degree at ACE

Our enrollment counselors are ready to answer your questions and help you begin the transfer process right away. Choose which way works best for you:

  • Complete the form to request information
  • Contact an enrollment counselor via Live Chat at ace.edu
  • Call 800-280-0307 and select option 2, for next steps to enroll at ACE
Program of Interest Ed.D. Programs with Instructional Leadership as a Focus of Study Ed.D. Programs with General Track Option
Credit Transfers 9 9
ACE Courses Fulfilled
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Key Features of Our Online Doctorate Degree

Intentional Design

Graduate with three areas of specialization: curriculum and instruction, research, and your chosen Focus of Study. With at least 18 credit hours in each, you will have enough credits to potentially be credentialed to teach in each area.

Tailored Dissertation Approach

Designed to provide support when doctoral students need it the most: during the dissertation. You’ll complete the dissertation in a structured, faculty-supported course sequence. 

Customizable

Choose from nearly a dozen Focus of Study options to tailor your program to fit your niche career goals.

Accelerated Completion

Students who have an Ed.S. degree or are all-but-dissertation (ABD) can complete their Ed.D. degree in 37 semester credits.

Flexible

Study on your schedule. Our online format allows you to plan your coursework around your life.


Partnership Grants*

ACE partners with hundreds of organizations, school districts and community colleges
and offers a partnership grant to the populations they serve.

Program of Interest RN to MSN Doctoral Master Bachelor’s Certificate/
Micro-Credential
Tuition
Per Credit Hour
$355 $306 $235 $215 $235
Grant $1,000 $1,000 $500 $500 $250

*Partnership Grant does not apply to the RN to BSN program


Transfer Information

Learn More About ACE

Knowledgeable team members ready to help.

Our enrollment counselors are ready to answer your questions and help you begin the transfer process right away. Choose which way works best for you:

  • Click on the link below and complete the form to request information
  • Contact an enrollment counselor via Live Chat (see button on bottom right)
  • Call 800-280-0307, Option 2 to speak to an enrollment counselor about enrolling at ACE

Transcript Evaluation

Request a Free Evaluation of Your Credits

ACE provides free transcript evaluations to members of our community college partner

  • Complete the Transcript Review Request below
  • Connect with an Enrollment Counselor
  • Send your transcripts to ACE for review
  • Sit back and let ACE provide you a personal roadmap for degree completion

If you have specific questions please call 844-276-9476

Or submit your request at:


Empowered by our students.

Students are at the core of all the decisions we make at ACE. Learn more about what our students are saying about ACE.

Tera White

Tera White

M.Ed. in STEM Education

“I can complete my master’s degree 100% online with no need to visit the campus. As a wife, mother of two, teacher, and student, this works for me. The courses are ready when I’m ready! All I need is the internet and a smart device.”

Shalom Klein

Shalom Klein

Ed.D. in Leadership

“As an officer in the US Army, I was working on my doctorate while juggling responsibilities, training and preparing for a one-year deployment. ACE’s faculty and administration supported and accommodated my every step of the journey.”

Olivia Hallac

Olivia Hallac

M.Ed. in STEM Education

“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.”

Jospeh Doyle

Jospeh Doyle

M.Ed. in Teaching English Learners

“My favorite thing about ACE is the affordability, knowledge gained, and opportunity to implement what I learned throughout my time as an ACE student and now, as an alumni.”

Awards and Recognition for ACE and Our Programs

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