Our History and Mission

The Mission

The mission of American College of Education is to deliver affordable online degree programs that provide evidence-based content and relevant experiences to improve educators’ knowledge, skills, and performance.

A history grounded in innovation

Founded in the digital age, American College of Education exists to improve education across the United States through online graduate programs and professional development for educators.

American College of Education has been incorporated in Illinois since February 25, 2005. American College of Education then applied to The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association for regional accreditation. The Higher Learning Commission approved this request in March 2006. ACE maintains regional accreditation through The Higher Learning Commission today.


American College of Education is a wholly owned subsidiary of Higher Ed Holdings, LLC, 2200 Ross Avenue, Suite 3800, Dallas, TX 75201; 214-438-4100.

Committed to providing high quality, affordable online programs

American College of Education is committed to providing high quality, affordable educational programs for teachers, administrators, researchers and other professionals. The College increases access to educational opportunities by offering its programs online and reducing geographic and scheduling hindrances for busy professionals while keeping tuition and fees low. With programs grounded in current research, American College of Education enables its students to develop the knowledge and skills to be effective teachers and leaders.