American College of Education

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Coordinates: 41°52′56.29″N 87°38′14.28″W / 41.8823028°N 87.6373000°W / 41.8823028; -87.6373000

American College of Education
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Type Private, For-profit college
Established 2005
President Shawntel Landry, Ed.D.
Location Indianapolis, Indiana, USA United States
Colors Blue, yellow, white, red, black

American College of Education is a regionally accredited, for-profit college based in Indianapolis, Indiana, delivering online master's, doctorate and specialist degree programs, and graduate-level certificates in Education.[1]

American College of Education confers graduate 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.


According to the National Center for Education Statistics, ACE has 30 instructional faculty members. [5]

Degree programs[edit]

American College of Education offers fifteen master's degree,[6] one doctoral degree program,[7] and one specialist degree program.[8] All are focused on education. The college also offers more than three graduate-level certificates, including programs in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education, Content Area Instruction, and Christian Education.[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).


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