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2017 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. 

Students who started classes prior to January 2017 will remain in the tuition rate stated in the appropriate catalog.

Master's level programs

  • Tuition is $235 per semester credit hour.
  • Fees include technology and library fee of $20* 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 Advanced Studies 34 $7,990 $830 $8,820
Master of Education in Early Childhood Education 31 $7,285 $770 $8,055

Master of Education in Educational Leadership

34

$7,990

$830

$8,820

Master of Education in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education

34

$7,990

$830

$8,820

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (including concentrations)

34

$7,990

$830

$8,820

Master of Education in Educational Technology

34

$7,990

$830

$8,820

Master of Education in Elementary Education

34

$7,990

$830

$8,820

Master of Education in Health and Wellness Education

31

$7,285

$770

$8,055

Master of Education in Instructional Design Technology

31

$7,285

$770

$8,055

Master of Education in Integrated Curriculum 31 $7,285 $770 $8,055
Master of Education in Literacy 31 $7,285 $770 $8,055
Master of Education in STEM Leadership 31 $7,285 $770 $8,055
Master of Education in Teaching English Learners 31 $7,285 $770 $8,055

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

$4,465

$530

$4,995

Dual Degree: Curriculum and Instruction for graduates of Elementary Education

19

$4,465

$530

$4,995

Dual Degree: Educational Leadership for graduates of Curriculum and Instruction

16

$3,760

$470

$4,230

Dual Degree: Curriculum and Instruction for graduates of Educational Leadership

16

$3,760

$470

$4,230

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


Semester Credits

2016 Tuition

Fees

Student Teaching Fee

Total Cost

Master of Arts in Elementary Teaching

34

$7,990

$830

$1,000

$9,820

Master of Arts in Secondary Teaching

34

$7,990

$830

$1,000

$9,820

Ed.S. and Ed.D. programs

  • Tuition is $306 per semester credit hour *.
  • Fees include technology and library fee of $30 per semester credit hour; application fee of $100; dissertation fee of $200 (Ed.D. program only), and program conferral fee of $150.

Semester
Credits

Tuition

Fees

Total Cost

Ed.S. in Leadership

37

$11,322.00

$1,360

$12,682.00

Ed.D. in Leadership

64

$19,584.00

$2,370

$21,954.00

Master's level certificate programs

  • Tuition is $235 per semester credit hour.
  • Fees include technology and library fee of $20* per semester credit hour; application fee of $50; and program conferral fee of $100.

Semester Credits

Tuition

Student Teaching Fee

Fees

Total Cost

Christian Education 15 $3,525 N/A $450 $3,975
Content Area Instruction 18 $4,230 N/A $510 $4,740

English as a Second Language (ESL) and Bilingual Education

18

$4,230

N/A

$510

$4,740

Certificate in Transition to Teaching in Elementary Education

24

$5,640

$1,000

$630

$7,270

Certificate in Transition to Teaching in Secondary Education

18

$4,230

$1,000

$510

$5,740


Specialist/Doctoral-level certificate programs

  • Tuition is $306 per semester credit hour.
  • Fees include technology and library fee of $30* per semester credit hour; application fee of $100; and program conferral fee of $150.
   Semester credits Tuition  Student Teaching Fee Fees Total Cost
Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS)  30  $9,180  N/A  $1,150  $10,330

Other non-degree offerings


Tuition
NBCT credit conversion $235 per credit hour

Other tuition and fees

Tuition for Capstone Extension or Internship Extension courses

  • Educational Leadership program: Internship Extension fee $235, plus applicable fees
  • Educational Leadership program: Capstone Extension tuition at $235 per credit hour, plus applicable fees
  • All other programs charged capstone retakes/extensions at $235 per credit hour, plus applicable fees

Tuition for Specialist or Doctoral-level Capstone/Dissertation Extensions

  • Capstone/Dissertation extensions at $306 per credit hour, plus applicable fees
 

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*As of January 1, 2017, the technology and library fee will increase from $10 per semester credit hour to $20 per semester credit hour for master's programs, and from $20 to $30 for doctoral and specialist programs. Students who started classes prior to January 9, 2017 and who remain continuously enrolled in their programs through completion will not be subject to the increase in library and tech fee. New students and students who re-activate withdrawal or who change programs effective for the January 9, 2017 term, will be subject to the fee increase.