Al Richard, M.Ed.
Department of Leadership and Administration
Al Richard brings 39 years of experience in education to the ACE faculty. He has an extensive knowledge of both public and private education systems as he has served as a district-level director of student services, district-level director of athletics, high school principal, junior high principal, high school assistant principal, elementary assistant principal, private school headmaster, and classroom teacher.
Because he has always enjoyed shaping future educational leaders, Mr. Richard has served as a mentor administrator for Master of Education candidates throughout his career in education.
Master's in Education Administration
Louisiana State University
Bachelor's in Mathematics Education
University of Southwestern Louisiana
- Educational leadership
- Athletics and student services
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Master of Education
Designed to help you become a school principal, the Master of Education in Educational Leadership program will teach you to effectively lead, run, and manage a PreK-12 school.
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Florida Licensure Master of Education
The program is aligned with Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) for effective leadership and is designed to create culturally aware and competent administrators.
Texas M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Master of Education
The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program instructs aspiring school administrators in current scientific research, pedagogy, and instructional technology. Students are empowered to maximize school effectiveness and improve supervision and leadership skills in diverse P-12 school settings. Students will develop the strategies required to lead for learning, including creating a school-wide vision and using data to inform decision-making. The program is aligned with Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) for effective leadership and is designed to create culturally aware and competent administrators.
Certificate in Texas Educational Leadership Certificate
This program is offered in Texas only. It is for educators who wish to become an assistant principal or principal and need the Principal as Instructional Leader (EC-12) certification. It will prepare candidates for the Principal as Instructional Leader (EC-12) licensure exam and ensure they are ready for school leadership.