How to Apply

Follow these steps:

  1. Complete the application
    Submit the online application along with the nonrefundable application fee. You can pay securely online or call the Bursar’s office at 1-800-280-0307 and provide your credit card information.
  2. Submit your official transcript

    A transcript is "official" only if it remains in its sealed envelope. Do not open the sealed envelope if you are forwarding your transcript to American College of Education. Official transcripts should be sent to:

    American College of Education
    Admissions Department
    P.O. Box 2185
    Indianapolis, IN 46206-2185

    If the original transcript is international and/or not in English, it must be evaluated through any evaluation agency credentialed through NACES. International applicants must request the course-by-course evaluation. The evaluation report must show that the non-U.S. education is equivalent to a U.S. degree to be considered for admission.

  3. Document your teaching experience
    For some programs, state issued certificate or school service record and completion of all state certification requirements are required. Documentation of certification can be mailed to the above address, emailed to or faxed to the Office of Admissions at 1-877-647-8581.
  4. Submit the Enrollment Agreement
    Criminal background check for M.A. in Teaching and Transition to Teaching applicants. These applicants need to complete an expanded criminal background check ($29.95) and a federal criminal record check ($3.50). Please click here to begin.

    Texas students

    Please note that Texas students may be subject to additional enrollment requirements. For specific submission instructions for Texas EL applicants please click here. Please call our Enrollment Counselors at 1-800-280-0307 for more information.