2014 tuition by program

American College of Education offers a broad range of affordable online degree programs.

Dependable tuition

American College of Education understands that affordability is a concern when selecting a graduate degree program, and we want you to know you can count on one consistent tuition rate during the duration of your program. The Tuition Promise applies to all current and future students.

Master's level programs

  • Tuition is $215 per semester credit hour.
  • Fees include technology fee of $10* per semester credit hour; application fee of $50; and program conferral fee of $100.

Online Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs

Semester Credits

Tuition

Fees

Total Cost

Master of Education in Leadership

37

$7,955

 $520

 $8,475

Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction

37

$7,955

 $520

 $8,475

Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction in concentrations:
Digital Learning and Teaching,Effective Classroom Management, Implementing K-6 Common Core Mathematics Standards, Implementing 6-8 Common Core and State Standards in Mathematics, Implementing Common Core and State Standards in K-5 English Language Arts, Implementing Common Core and State Standards in 6-8 English Language Arts, Louisa Moats Literacy Instruction, Teaching Science (The Sally Ride Science Teaching Program)

37

$7,955

 $520

 $8,475

Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with Differentiated Instruction concentration

31

$6,665

 $460

 $7,125

Master of Education in Educational Technology

37

$7,955

 $520

 $8,475

Master of Education in Elementary Education

37

$7,955

 $520

 $8,475

Dual Master of Education degree programs for ACE alumni

Semester Credits

Tuition

Fees

Total Cost

Dual Degree: Elementary Education for graduates of Curriculum and Instruction

19

$4,085

 $340

 $4,425

Dual Degree: Curriculum and Instruction for graduates of Elementary Education

19

$4,085

 $340

 $4,425

Dual Degree: Educational Leadership for graduates of Curriculum and Instruction

19

$4,085

 $340

 $4,425

Dual Degree: Curriculum and Instruction for graduates of Educational Leadership

19

$4,085

 $340

 $4,425

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) programs

Semester Credits

2013 Tuition

Fees

Student Teaching Fee

Total Cost

Master of Arts in Teaching - Elementary

34

$7,310

$490

$1,000

$8,800

Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary

34

$7,310

$490

$1,000

$8,800

Ed.S. and Ed.D. programs

  • Tuition is $304.75 per semester credit hour **.
  • Fees include technology fee of $20 per semester credit hour; application fee of $100; and program conferral fee of $150.

Tuition

Fees

Capstone Fee

Dissertation Fee

Total Cost

Ed.S. in Leadership

$11,275.75

$990.00

n/a

n/a

$12,265.75

Ed.D. in Leadership

$19,504.00

$1,530.00

n/a

$200

$21,234.00

Master's level certificate programs

  • Tuition is $215 per semester credit hour.
  • Fees include technology fee of $10* per semester credit hour; application fee of $50; and program conferral fee of $100.

Semester Credits

Tuition

Student Teaching Fee

Fees

 Total Cost

English as a Second Language (ESL)

18

$3,870

n/a

$330

 
$4,200

Bilingual Education

18

$3,870

n/a

 
$330

$4,200

Digital Learning and Teaching

9

$1,935

n/a

 
$240

 
$2,175

Louisa Moats Literacy Instruction

9

$1,935

n/a

 
$240

$2,175

Implementing Common Core and State Standards in K-5 English Language Arts

9

$1,935

n/a

 
$240

$2,175

Implementing Common Core and State Standards in 6-8 English Language Arts

9

$1,935

n/a

$240

$2,175

Effective Classroom Management 

9

$1,935

n/a

$240

$2,175

Implementing K-6 Common Core and State Standards in Mathematics

9

$1,935

n/a

 
$240

$2,175

Implementing 6-8 Common Core and State Standards in Mathematics

9

$1,935

n/a

$240

 
$2,175

Teaching Science

9

$1,935

n/a

 
$240

$2,175

Transition to Teaching in Elementary Certificate

24

$5,160

$1,000

 
$390

$6,550

Transition to Teaching in Secondary Certificate

18

$3,870

$1,000

$330

$5,200

Doctoral level certificate program

  • Tuition is $304.75 per semester credit hour.
  • Fees include technology fee of $20 per semester credit hour; application fee of $100; and program conferral fee of $150.

Semester Credits

Tuition

Fees

Total Cost

Certificate in Community Leadership

9

$2,742.75

$430

$3,172.75

Other non-degree offerings

Tuition
NBCT credit conversion $215 per credit hour

Other tuition and fees

Tuition for Capstone Extension or Internship Extension courses

  • Educational Leadership program: Internship Extension fee $215, plus applicable fees
  • Educational Leadership program: Capstone Extension tuition at $215 per credit hour, plus applicable fees
  • All other programs charged capstone retakes/extensions at $215 per credit hour, plus applicable fees

Tuition for Specialist or Doctoral Level Capstone/Dissertation Extensions

  • Capstone/Dissertation extensions at $304.75 per credit hour, plus applicable fees
Tuition Technology Fee Capstone Fee Dissertation Fee Total Cost
Ed.S. in Leadership $17,057 $740 $150 n/a $18,197
Tuition Technology Fee Capstone Fee Dissertation Fee Total Cost
Ed.S. in Leadership $17,057 $740 $150 n/a $18,197

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* As of July 14, 2014, the Master’s level program technology fee will increase from $7 per semester credit hour to $10 per semester credit hour for new students.

**Continuing Ed.D. in Leadership students who were awarded grants under the “$10,000 Grant Toward an Ed.D. in Leadership” award program on or before December 17, 2013 will be billed at the new tuition rate.