Dual M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
The dual degree programs at American College of Education provide an opportunity for graduates of specific ACE degree programs to earn a second degree in another ACE program. This applies exclusively to graduates of American College of Education. The current opportunities are as follows:
- Graduate with an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, then earn an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
- Graduate with an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, then earn an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
- Graduate with an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, then earn an M.Ed. in Elementary Education
- Graduate with an M.Ed. in Elementary Education, then earn an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
By completing specific courses, including the Capstone Experience course for the second program, and any required internship requirement (M.Ed. in Educational Leadership), the student can earn a second master’s degree.
Equivalency credit is granted only for courses that satisfy degree requirements in both programs. Equivalency credit can be applied to no more than two degrees; a graduate seeking a third master’s degree at ACE must earn the full number of credits required of the degree through a degree plan approved by the department chair. After graduating from the first program, a graduate may apply for admission to the second degree by completing the standard admission process.
Conferral of the second degree is dependent on fulfilling the graduation requirements set forth in the Catalog in effect at the time of admission to the second program. Once the coursework, including the Capstone Experience, is completed, the student may apply for graduation. The degree conferral fee will be assessed at the start of the final course of the second program. A degree audit will be completed and notification of graduation will be sent to the student from the Registration Office.
How to apply
Check admission requirements.
To apply for the Dual Degree program, you must create a new log in and password, and then submit a new application. You will need to pay the $50 application fee.
Residents of Ohio applicants to the Master of Education in Educational Leadership dual degree program must:
- Be interviewed by the department chair
- Submit an Education Leadership essay
- Have their school district submit a sealed Teacher Service Record
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership for graduates of the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
Graduates of the American College of Education M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction are eligible to earn a second degree, the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, by completing the following sequence of eight courses, which includes an internship and capstone experience. This option applies exclusively to graduates of American College of Education.
One of the most important components of your Educational Leadership experience at ACE is theEducational Leadership Internship. In the internship experience, you are able to put into practice what you have researched and learned in your online courses.
Course Plan for dual degree in Educational Leadership for graduates of the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction program
Total: 16 semester credits
||Law and Policy
||Resource and Fiscal Management
||Internship Experience for Educational Leadership
||Capstone Experience for Educational Leadership (1 credit)
The Educational Leadership internship experience at American College of Education represents an extended period of guided, professional practice during which the Educational Leadership intern takes increasing responsibility for the learning of P-12 students while under the guidance of a self-selected and approved mentor and an ACE faculty member.
The experience is designed to address the Educational Leadership program outcomes though standards-based work in a school setting guided by a practicing school administrator. All activities completed by the intern are expected to provide administrative support to the mentor and school community in addition to instructional support to the campus in order to help increase student learning and achievement.
Visit the Educational Leadership Internship page here.