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At American College of Education, you can enroll in a single class to get started right away, without a long-term commitment. Not sure what programs to explore? Curious about a topic or looking to satisfy professional development requirements*? We have you covered. It’s just another way we’re removing obstacles to help advance your career and your calling. One class at a time.

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Our online programs are some of the most affordable available. The online format enables us to provide high-quality, relevant instruction at a lower operating cost, and we pass the savings straight to our students.

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Students are eligible to take any individual graduate class, with the exception of student teaching, field experience or internship courses.
  • High Quality Courses: Each course gives you credits toward accreditation in the area you wish to explore. It’s a quality education on your terms. 
  • Customizable: Build upon a single course and put your credits toward a degree, a certificate or toward satisfying professional development requirements. 
  • Flexible: Study on your schedule. Our online format allows you to plan your coursework around your life. It’s your time. We help you make the most of it. 
  • Accelerated Completion: Classes last typically only five weeks and your application fee allows you to apply for as many classes as you want within a one-year period.

Classes in Demand

Enrolling in the individual classes that best meet your needs and interests is a great way to earn credits in some of our most popular areas of study. Classes include: 

  • Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Diverse Learners
  • Assessment of ESL and Bilingual Students
  • Law and Policy
  • Foundations of ESL and Bilingual Education
  • Developing Teachers
  • Cross-Cultural Studies for Teaching ELLs
  • Linguistics for TESOL
  • Creating Safe and Supportive Learning Environments
For more information about this program, view the College Catalog. You can also ask questions anytime via chat.

*The requirements for professional licensure, certification, endorsement, salary increase, and related employment benefits vary from state to state and district to district and change frequently and without notice. ACE program completers seeking such benefits may be required to satisfy additional state or district specific requirements. While ACE makes every reasonable effort to remain abreast of state licensure requirements, the College neither implies nor guarantees that the completion of an ACE degree or certificate program will result in eligibility for licensure, certification, endorsement, salary increase, or related employment benefit in any state. Prospective students are strongly advised to confirm the benefit(s) for which they may be eligible upon completion with their state’s licensure agency and school district prior to enrolling in an American College of Education degree or certificate program.

Quality Without Question

We are, and have always been, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This accreditation guarantees that our programs meet certain levels of quality standards.   


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Total Credit Hour Cost by Course Level*

Doctoral-level course:


Master's and certificate-level course:


Bachelor's-level course:



*Credit hour cost does not include fees.

It is a state of California requirement that a student who pays his or her tuition is required to pay a state-imposed assessment two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) per one thousand dollars ($1,000) of institutional charges, rounded to the nearest thousand dollars, for the California Student Tuition Recovery Fund. For more information and to see if you must pay the state-imposed assessment for Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) click here.

ACE General Admission Requirements

  • Complete and submit all application components including the admission application, including the enrollment agreement, and payment agreement.
  • Submit the nonrefundable application fee.*
  • Provide official transcripts from a regionally accredited institution indicating successful completion of the level of education required for entry to the program.**

*The application fee is valid for one year from date of submission.
**Additional evidence may be required to fulfill state requirements, including but not limited to verification of professional experience, test scores, or an interview.

Bachelor’s Level Student-At-Large Requirements

  • At least 30 semester credits
  • Minimum GPA of 1.75


Master's Level Student-At-Large Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Highest Post-Baccalaureate degree earned
  • Minimum Grade Point Average 2.5*

*Applicants whose overall GPA is between 2.0-2.49 may be considered for admission if their degree was conferred more than 10 years from start date at ACE or applicant has 5 or more years of experience in the field of education.


Doctoral Level Student-At-Large Requirements

  • Masters or Doctoral degree earned
  • Minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0


International Transcript Requirements

All applicants must submit to the Admissions Office official, sealed college transcripts from each institution attended.

  • Transcripts that are international and/or not in English must be evaluated through an NACES-recommended agency.
  • Texas applicants may only submit evaluations from agencies approved by the Texas Education Agency.
  • International applicants must request the course-by-course evaluation. The evaluation report must show that the non-U.S. education is equivalent to the education/accreditation level required for the program.

English as a Second Language Applicants

All applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate competence in the English language as demonstrated in one of three ways:

  1. Submission of an official transcript showing a degree from a United States secondary school or regionally accredited college/university.

  2. Submission of a transcript from a secondary school or college/university whose country uses English as a primary means of instruction, including, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand.

  3. Submission of an official minimum score on the paper-based or internet-based TOEFL exam.
    • The minimum TOEFL score required for the paper-based Test (PBT) is 550, and for the internet-based (iBT) Test is 80.

    • Applicants to the Texas M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program must submit scores from the internet-based (iBT) TOEFL An overall score of 80, and a score of 26 on the speaking section is required.

    • The testing agency must send test scores directly to American College of Education.

Admissions Appeal Process

Applicants have the right to appeal admissions decisions. Begin the process by filling out the admissions appeal here.


Explore the classes you'll take. For more information, a complete list of requirements, and course options, see the College Catalog.

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