American College of Education

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American College of Education
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TypePrivate, For-profit college
PresidentShawntel Landry, Ed.D.
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ColorsBlue, yellow, white, red, black

American College of Education is a regionally accredited, online college based in Indianapolis, Indiana, delivering online master's, doctorate and specialist degree programs, a bachelor's degree completion program, and graduate-level certificates in Education, Healthcare, and Nursing.[1] American College of Education is a certified B Corporation.

American College of Education confers degrees in a variety of programs, including a Master of Education in Educational Leadership, Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Education in Early Childhood Education, and a Master of Education in Educational Technology.[2] Ed.D. and Ed.S. in Leadership degrees were launched in 2013.[3] All courses are taught online.


American College of Education was formally incorporated in Illinois on February 25, 2005. Following incorporation, it purchased the intellectual property (the academic programming) of Barat College. American College of Education immediately applied to The Higher Learning Commission to continue the accreditation of Barat College under its new name and ownership. The Higher Learning Commission approved this request in March 2006.

In August 2015, The Higher Learning Commission awarded American College of Education its 10-year re-accreditation, securing the college's accreditation through 2025.

In March 2016, American College of Education announced a partnership[4] with the National Institute for STEM Education (NISE) and Accelerate Learning, inventors of STEMScopes, to provide a pathway to STEM certification and degree programs. Educators who earn the National Certificate for STEM Teaching from NISE are able to transfer their certificate coursework to American College of Education to complete an M.Ed. in STEM Leadership.

In support of its expanding healthcare offerings, American College of Education announced a transfer agreement with Ivy Tech Community College in April 2018, allowing Ivy Tech students who earn associate of science or associate of applied science degrees in the School of Health Sciences to transfer to American College of Education to complete a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration.

In June, the college formally announced its intention to expand into the nursing field with the RN to MSN program, a pathway program that allows registered nurses to complete both a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing degree in a three-year span. The first cohort of the nursing program will sit during the August 2018 term.


ACE has more than 100 faculty members across the globe. [5]

Degree programs[edit]

American College of Education offers master's degrees,[6] doctoral and specialist degree programs,[7] and a bachelor's degree completion program in Healthcare Administration.[8] A new Master of Science in Nursing degree was added in June 2018. The college also offers several graduate-level certificates, including programs in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education, Content Area Instruction, and Virtual Instruction.[9]


American College of Education is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).[10] The Professional Education Programs (M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed. in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education, M.Ed. in Educational Technology) are also accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).


  1. ^ IBJ Staff. "Online education college moving to Indianapolis".
  2. ^ Academic Programs Archived 2009-09-08 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "American College of Education: Advanced Degree Programs". Retrieved 7 December 2012.
  4. ^ "National Institute for STEM Education (NISE) Announces STEM Certification and Degree Programs for Districts, Campuses and Teachers". Yahoo Finance. Retrieved 2016-04-13.
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  8. ^ "Online Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration". Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  9. ^ "Certificate Programs". American College of Education. 2017. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  10. ^ American College of Education Accreditation Archived 2009-12-11 at the Wayback Machine

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