About ACE

Since 2005, American College of Education has been a leader in professional development for educators through our online programs. We were founded by educators and have drawn from our experiences to make ACE a truly unique institution that places our students’ needs first and helps you achieve your professional goals.


"By earning an ACE master's degree, I feel more prepared to teach. My degree has prepared me to teach other educators about technology and how to integrate it into their own classrooms."

- Sara Lowe

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A Decade of Empowerment

For more than a decade, our online programs have delivered the most affordable and highest quality teacher education in America. Through current, evidence-based instruction, we empower educators to improve instructional quality and school leadership. We have truly made a difference in the classroom and beyond.

  • 20,000+ alumni across the U.S.

  • 4,500+ students enrolled currently

  • Recognized for “Best Online Graduate Education Programs” by U.S. News & World Report

  • Named a “Best Value School” by University Research & Review

  • Named a “Best Places to Work in Indiana” for 2017
  • A Mission that Matters

    The mission of American College of Education is to deliver high-quality, affordable and accessible online programs grounded in evidence-based content and relevant application, preparing graduates to serve, lead, and achieve personal and professional goals in diverse, evolving communities.

    Our Core Values


    · Accountability — demonstrating our programs’ relevance and effectiveness through a multi-dimensional assessment system

    · Affordability — establishing and maintaining low-cost, highly affordable degrees and programs through scalable and efficient operations

    · Accessibility — expanding access to higher education regardless of geography and time constraints

    · Technology integration — using emerging technologies to transform the presentation, delivery, and evaluation of education for 21st century adult learners

    · Ethics and integrity — maintaining strong integrity and ethical principles in relationships with all stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, and community partners

    · Diversity — preparing our students to serve and work effectively with evolving diverse communities

    American College of Education is a wholly owned subsidiary of Higher Ed Holdings, LLC, 2200 Ross Avenue, Suite 3800, Dallas, TX 75201; 214-438-4100.