Higher Learning Commission

We are, and have always been, regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission— a federally-recognized accrediting agency. Regional accreditation ensures that an institution’s academic program meets or exceeds acceptable levels of quality and is the most recognized accreditation status for higher education entities. To receive and maintain HLC accreditation and affiliation approval, we must continuously undergo routine peer review cycles and provide proof that our programs meet or exceed HLC accreditation criteria and expectations of quality.

The Higher Learning Commission
30 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604

Teacher Education Accreditation Council

American College of Education's Professional Education Programs, M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed. in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education and M.Ed. in Educational Technology have been 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 program has provided evidence that the programs adhere to TEAC's quality principles.

1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Bahamas Institutional Recognition

In addition to our regional accreditation, we have also been granted Institutional Recognition status by The National Accreditation & Equivalency Council of the Bahamas (NAECOB). The Institutional Recognition status does not suggest that American College of Education now has accreditation with NAECOB. Institutional Recognition status indicates that the institution currently holds full accreditation status from international or regional accreditation bodies recognized by NAECOB. NAECOB’s Institutional Recognition permits the institution to recruit for and offer educational programs in The Bahamas.

Please direct all inquiries regarding the status of our Institutional Recognition to a representative of NAECOB:


The National Accreditation and Equivalency Council of The Bahamas (NAECOB)
RND Plaza West
John F. Kennedy Drive
P.O. Box N-3913
Nassau, The Bahamas

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