New Mexico | American College of Education

A Letter from Shawntel Landry, Ed.D.

Welcome to American College of Education, a leading online college that provides master’s degrees, doctoral degrees, and certificate programs especially for educators. We are thrilled to have New Mexico join us in offering the highest quality online programs to educators with affordable tuition so that all can progress in their careers.

Many states require colleges to register for authorization for their residents to enroll. While programs are available already in 45 other states, the New Mexico Higher Education department has authorized us recently to offer our programs to New Mexico residents.

Our interactive courses offer many advance programs for educators. American College of Education students have access to top research tools and can collaborate with professors across the world. We continually evaluate our courses to ensure the work can be applied immediately to our students’ professional settings.

Tuition for an American College of Education master’s degree program is about $8,000, nearly a third to half the cost of many similar programs. We have great things to offer New Mexico educators including high academic standards, innovative programs, and efficiency in all of our approaches to education.

We are proud to be the first online graduate school for educators that fulfills the promise of earning a quality, online degree on a real teacher’s budget. Our online courses offer a quick way to begin the admissions process of earning your online graduate degree.

Please click here to see academic programs currently available to New Mexico residents.

With warmest regards,

Shawntel Landry, Ed.D.
Interim President and Provost
American College of Education

About American College of Education

Founded in the digital age in 2005, American College of Education exists to provide high quality programs and advanced degrees for educators so they can improve their careers, their classrooms, and education for their students. American College of Education seeks every opportunity to design the most affordable online programs that will improve educators’ knowledge, skills and performance. The College increases access to educational opportunities by reducing geographic and scheduling hindrances for busy professionals while keeping tuition and fees low. With programs grounded in current research, the College enables its students to become more effective teachers and leaders.

American College of Education pursues the most efficient, online education possible allowing it to be the first online graduate school for educators that fulfills the promise of earning a quality degree at an affordable cost.


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Shawntel Landry, Ed.D.,
Interim President and Provost

Shawntel Landry | American College of EducationDr. Shawntel Landry currently serves as Interim President and Provost for American College of Education. As Provost, she oversees all regional and programmatic accreditation, institutional research and effectiveness, and all student assessment and programmatic reporting. During her tenure at American College of Education, she has helped lead the College through multiple state accreditation visits, several regional accreditation reviews, and lead the successful achievement of the College’s first national programmatic accreditation bid through the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). As Interim President, Dr. Landry continues her work to fulfill the mission of American College of Education.

Prior to American College of Education, Dr. Landry worked with Southern Methodist University’s Caruth Institute for Engineering Education on a national and international study of K-12 mathematics content, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation used this work to inform entities that were developing a common set of mathematics expectations for all 50 states. It now is complete and called the Common Core State Mathematics Initiative.

Dr. Landry’s work prior to Southern Methodist University spanned many years leading teams in K-12 curriculum development in addition to teaching at the K-8 level. She has a B.A. in Elementary Education and a M.Ed. in Gifted Education from the University of Louisiana – Lafayette as well as an M.B.A. and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Texas Christian University. Her research interests include STEM education, distance education and technology integration, and student assessment.

Programs available
in New Mexico:

Master of Education programs

  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with Specialization in Bilingual Education
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with Specialization in English as a Second Language
  • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership*
  • M.Ed. in Educational Technology
  • M.Ed. in Elementary Education
  • M.Ed. in Health and Wellness
  • M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology
  • M.Ed. in Teaching English Learners

Dual Degree Master of Education programs

  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction for graduates of Elementary Education
  • M.Ed. in Elementary Education for graduates of Curriculum and Instruction

Paths to Licensure

  • Master of Arts in Elementary Teaching**
  • Master of Arts in Secondary Teaching**
  • Transition to Teaching in Elementary Education Certificate**
  • Transition to Teaching in Secondary Education Certificate**

Doctor of Education and Education Specialist programs

  • Ed.D. in Leadership
  • Ed.S. in Leadership

M.A.T. and T2T programs

**The M.A.T. and T2T programs are approved by the Indiana Department of Education for an initial teacher license. In addition to completion of the M.A.T. or T2T, Indiana has other teacher licensing requirements, including but not limited to CPR training and suicide prevention training. View Indiana teacher licensing requirements. Students are solely responsible for determining whether they are eligible for initial licensure in the state in which they intend to teach. It is vitally important that students know before enrolling and be continually aware of their own state licensure requirements.

Subject-area graduate certificate programs

  • Bilingual Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Digital Learning and Teaching
  • Implementing K-6 Common Core Mathematics Standards
  • Implementing 6-8 Common Core and State Standards in Mathematics
  • Louisa Moats Literacy Instruction
  • Implementing Common Core and State Standards in K-5 English Language Arts
  • Implementing Common Core and State Standards in 6-8 English Language Arts
  • Teaching Science
  • Effective Classroom Management
  • Community Leadership (doctoral level)

For more information regarding American College of Education's authorization to offer graduate programs in New Mexico, please visit:

New Mexico Higher Education Department
2048 Galisteo St
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

About our accreditation

American College of Education has been regionally accredited through the Higher Learning Commission and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 2005. All American College of Education degree programs are accredited by a regional accreditation agency, making our degrees honored across the world. Regional accreditation is the most widely accepted form of accreditation.

National accreditation through the Teacher Education Accreditation Council is an optional accreditation that we have sought for our degree programs. This national accreditation is an additional seal of approval indicating that our programs meet specific criteria for educator preparation programs.

All programs that lead to a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, including all specializations and concentrations, are nationally accredited through TEAC.

In October 2012, TEAC announced a merger with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) to form the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), which will be the sole accreditor for educator preparation programs in the United States. American College of Education’s program accreditation through TEAC will transfer to CAEP.

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Statements of accreditation

American College of Education is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The College’s accreditation includes approval to offer degree programs through distance education via the Internet.

For more information on American College of Education's regional accreditation, please click here.

TEAC accredited online Master of Education programs

American College of Education's Professional Education Programs (M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in ESL/Bilingual, M.Ed. in Educational Technology) which are designed to provide graduate students with the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities to enhance their teaching and further their careers, are granted Accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of seven years, from May 3, 2013 to May 3, 2020. This accreditation certifies that the forenamed professional education programs have provided evidence that they adhere to TEAC's quality principles.

Per the U.S. Department of Education, accreditation remains with TEAC until American College of Education’s next accreditation under CAEP is due.  Accordingly, American College of Education will continue to use the appropriate logo and language related to our TEAC accreditation.