Dual Degree Programs
The dual degree programs at American College of Education provide an opportunity for graduates of specific ACE degree programs to earn a second degree in another ACE program. This applies exclusively to graduates of American College of Education.
The current opportunities are as follows:
- Graduate with an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, then earn an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
- Graduate with an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, then earn an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
- Graduate with an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, then earn an M.Ed. in Elementary Education
- Graduate with an M.Ed. in Elementary Education, then earn an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
- Graduate with an M.Ed. in STEM Leadership, then earn an M.Ed. in Integrated Curriculum
- Graduate with an M.Ed. in Integrated Curriculum, then earn an M.Ed. in STEM Leadership
By completing specific courses, including the Capstone Experience course for the second program, and any required internship requirement (M.Ed. in Educational Leadership), the student can earn a second master’s degree.
Equivalency credit is granted only for courses that satisfy degree requirements in both programs. Equivalency credit can be applied to no more than two degrees; a graduate seeking a third master’s degree at ACE must earn the full number of credits required of the degree through a degree plan approved by the department chair. After graduating from the first program, a graduate may apply for admission to the second degree by completing the standard admission process. Conferral of the second degree is dependent on fulfilling the graduation requirements set forth in the Catalog in effect at the time of admission to the second program. Once the coursework, including the Capstone Experience, is completed, the student may apply for graduation. The degree conferral fee will be assessed at the start of the final course of the second program. A degree audit will be completed and notification of graduation will be sent to the student from the Registration Office.
To see all ACE program options, requirements, tuition, and courses, visit the Programs page.