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Partnership Overview

The National Institute for STEM Education (NISE) certifies teachers, campuses, and districts in STEM teaching. Our partnership offers two pathways for completers of a NISE STEM certification, providing a seamless transfer into one of our STEM programs or an option to receive graduate credit.

  • STEM Pathways - Once you become STEM certified through NISE, transfer that certificate into a STEM program at ACE
  • Graduate credit option - Request a transcript for your completed NISE STEM certificate
  • ACE Commitment – Our Enrollment Counselors are knowledgeable and eager to assist students from our partnering organizations, regardless of the program you’re looking for
  • Transparent Affordability – ACE is a leader in the industry when it comes to affordable education programs*

Turn your NISE STEM Certificate into credits at ACE.

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Enroll in a STEM Program at ACE

If you're ready to get started, our enrollment counselors can answer your questions and help you begin the transfer process

Choose which way works best for you:

  • Click on the link and complete the form to request information
  • Contact an enrollment counselor via Live Chat at
  • Call 800-280-0307 and select option 2, for next steps to enroll at ACE

Request Info

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Receive Graduate Credit  

American College of Education offers the option to receive graduate credit for the completion of a NISE STEM Certificate.

  • Complete the Transcript Review Request form
  • Receive 6 graduate credits for a completed NISE STEM - credits will be annotated as TR and not have a grade
  • Pay a fee of $200 ($100 per three credits)

If you have specific questions please call 844-734-7565


Begin Transcript Request

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Become STEM Certified through NISE

  • The National Institute for STEM Education (NISE) certifies teachers, campuses, and districts in STEM teaching
  • Participate in a transformative experience to elevate a STEM culture and raise student achievement
  • Competency-based programs allow teachers and campuses to demonstrate mastery of the 15-STEM actions leading to the National Certificate in STEM Teaching or STEM Excellence


Get STEM Certified

Why Transfer to ACE?

Online Programs

ACE is an Higher Learning Commission-accredited online college offering programs in education, healthcare, nursing, business, and leadership.

Completion Time

Our accelerated degree completion programs will help get you there faster.


Our high-quality programs are created with your budget in mind. Get the top-tier instruction you deserve without the financial worry you’d expect.

Empowered by our students.


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If you're interested in strengthening your skills with coursework or an advanced degree, explore our programs and learn about enrolling in ACE!


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*This is an estimated value of the cost for tuition and fees. Amounts may vary depending on number of transfer credits applied to the selected program hours or program pathway credit hours, the pace and satisfactory completion of the selected program or program pathway credit hours, receipt of, or eligibility for, institutional or non-institutional scholarship and/or grant amounts, and adjustments to tuition or fees as described in the Catalog Right to Modify Tuition section.

Take your first step in STEM Education

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