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G.I. Jobs magazine names American College of Education Military Friendly School for 2012

by American College of Education | July 20, 2011

Chicago, July 20, 2011 – American College of Education has been honored by G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School for 2012 due to its "steadfast commitment to educating our great nation's military veterans, which will enable the United States to prosper for generations to come." This distinction places American College of Education among the top schools in the country. The college has been the recipient of this award in the past.

The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students. Schools on the list include state universities, private colleges, community colleges and trade schools. The common bond is a shared priority of recruiting students with military experience.

American College of Education, a distance-learning college regionally accredited through the Higher Learning Commission, offers low-cost, relevant, and flexible graduate programs to impact teachers, their careers and their classrooms and is dedicated to serving and honoring veterans, active military members and their families. Among the factors involved in its selection to be honored is the college's very extensive and in-depth military webpage, which details its numerous military programs and regularly highlights its military students.

According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, over the past two years, the ranks of veterans attending American institutions of higher education has swelled to more than 500,000 now using the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill. With tuition assistance and the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, the unique master's level programs offered by American College of Education allow students to complete their coursework in 18 months for under $7,000, minimizing the out of pocket expense for military students.

Byron Brown, a U.S. Navy retiree and school certifying officer (SCO) for American College of Education, noted that many military students are especially interested in the Master of Education in Educational Technology program since a number of them are teaching in their respective units while on active duty and wish to incorporate technology into their programs. Other programs include M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with ESL Specialization, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with Bilingual Specialization, Educational Leadership Dual Degree Program and Curriculum and Instruction Dual Degree Program. In addition, the college offers many degree concentration areas including Science, Math and Literacy.

With the help of a school certifying officer, military students receive all the help they need to navigate the maze often associated with entering school and receiving educational benefits.

About American College of Education

American College of Education is solely dedicated to providing educators the most affordable, high-quality online master's degree programs in education. The College's vision is to dramatically improve student performance by enhancing the instructional effectiveness of teachers through transformative technology and innovative online learning. American College of Education is based in Chicago, Illinois. It currently serves online students nationally and internationally. American College of Education is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA). For more information about American College of Education, visit www.ace.edu.