Professional Licensure

American College of Education offers three degree programs and two certificate programs that prepare students for licensure eligibility:

State-approved programs

These state program approvals make it possible for residents of many other states to become licensed educators and administrators upon completing the ACE programs. However, it is important for you to research whether you may become licensed in a state not listed above. The Programs by State map provides links to all 50 state licensing board websites.

The following states have approved the following programs as preparing students for licensure:


Florida Department of Education Bureau of Educator Certification

Bureau of Educator Certification Suite 1514, Turlington Building, 325 West Gaines Street Tallahassee,FL 32399-0400 800-245-0505

The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program has been approved as a preparatory program for persons applying for Certification in Educational Leadership (License Number: 3872)


Illinois State Board of Education

100 N. 1st Street Springfield,IL 62777 866-262-6663

Course sequences meet the current coursework requirements for the Illinois English as a Second Language and Bilingual endorsements.


Indiana Commission for Higher Education/Indiana Board for Proprietary Education

101 West Ohio Street Suite 300 Indianapolis,IN 46204 317-232-1033

American College of Education is authorized by the Indiana Board for Proprietary Education: 101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300 Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-1984


Ohio Board of Regents

30 East Broad Street, 36th Floor Columbus,OH 43215-414 614-466-6000

The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program is approved for Building Principal Licenses (grades PK-6, grades 4-9, and grades 5-12).


Texas Education Agency

William B. Travis Building 1701 N. Congress Avenue Austin,TX 78701 512-463-9734

The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program is approved as leading to administrator/building principal certification in Texas.


Alaska Department of Education & Early Development

Attn: Teacher Certification 801 West 10th Street, Suite 200 Juneau,AK 99811-0500 907-465-2831