National Institute for School Leadership

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National Institute for School Leadership - NISL

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 $9,750**
    • Bachelor’s degrees for under $10,000**

Enroll at ACE

Our enrollment counselors are ready to answer your questions and help you transfer NISL credits 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. 

Apply the NISL Program Towards a Degree 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 LED6283, LEAD6293, LEAD6313 LED6283, LEAD6293, LEAD6313

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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.”

National Institute for School Leadership - NISL

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**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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