American College of Education Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (12)
Employers will turn you away if ACE is on your resume! Happening to me now! You get what you pay for. This ended up being a degree mill. Students write useless papers, get no feedback, earn A's and graduate... HUGE regrets I will never get my money back. This school PURCHASED their accreditation from a bankrupt school called Barat College. Google It! ... and attend a real school instead.
I withdrew from ACE after 2 weeks. The professor was unresponsive to questions and requests for assistance, the course content is outdated, and the program very isolating. I deeply regret letting the low cost convince me to attend this school. It's truly not worth it. Spend a more to get a quality education somewhere else.
I dropped this program after the first week. I was working on a certificate in the content area of mathematics which is advertised for secondary and college level instructors. The discussion the first week of one of the courses MATH.5113 was all about primary education and modeling using manipulatives, pictures, and representations. STAY CLEAR OF THIS SCHOOL - THEY ARE JUST AFTER YOUR MONEY AND DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE PROGRAM YOU RECEIVE - JUST BECAUSE IT GOT ACCREDITED DOES NOT MEAN THEY HAVE QUALITY COURSES - STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL
First could the instruction be better? I suppose it could be but I can say that at every school. The facts are this, ACE has low tuition and is Regionally Accredited. Would you feel better if ACE charge you 4 times as much for the same thing, low tuition and accreditation means something to me. Pay more elsewhere as it is your money but the fact remains this school is growing a great reputation for a reason. The courses are outstanding and as I am a training manager for a Fortune 10 company I can tell you this, ACE has earned my respect and has advanced mty career.
Very Relevant program. Highly recommended for working adults. Not a diploma mill but an online rigorous program that requires you to read but as a professional in your field it is not difficult. Education should be thoughtful and conversational. This was provided and the professors really checked my submitted work. I really like the program that checked your written work that aids in someone not plagiarizing and writing poorly. Recommended for professionals in their field.
I chose to use the American College of Education for my masters program as it was a program for current teachers and educators. It was a program made for online learning, with some of the best leaders in education to facilitate the learning process. It was a lot of work, but supported me effectively. I loved the experience so much that I am now obtaining my Ed. D. from ACE.edu also!
The program is convenient being all online. The instructors are PhDs or EdDs from universities across the country and bring with them a wide variety of expertise. The program is consistent in that each course builds on the previous courses and has the same format. There are no textbooks, rather there is required reading of professional and peer reviewed journal articles as well as outside reading. The assignments within each course builds upon each other logically.
If you are looking for an easy and cheap masters, this it. If you have a teaching job and want to move up the pay scale, you won't regret going with ACE. They are accredited, and the program goes fast. By the end, I was knocking out 3 credit classes at about 10 hours of work each class. Not each credit, each class. If you actually want to learn, I have no idea if this program is any good. I never read the assigned readings or took the assignments seriously. All that matters is you write enough, use ed-speak buzzwords, and cite in APA. Very few profs actually cared what you wrote about. Some clearly just used copy and pasted feedback. Here is the work you need to do each week: 1 discussion post, 2 replies to discussions, 1 quiz (5 questions multiple choice) and 1 paper (3 pages, double spaced). Do that 5 times=3 grad credits. The last quiz is a final, 20 questions, multiple choice. Sometimes the papers were projects, like powerpoints, or making a video with an online tool. The multiple choice questions ranged from really obvious to anyone, all the way to annoyingly obscure. The annoying ones meant going through the course materials and looking for how something was phrased. For the most part, the quizzes and tests were fairly easy even if you just scanned the materials. You basically get 100% for your discussion posts, just do them on time. The grading of papers varied by prof, use your first as a feeler each class. I kept lowering the quality of mine as I went through the program.
Don't waste your time. The tuition is low and so is the quality of instruction. You don't select your next courses, somebody else does it, and often times you do not get the 1-2 week break between courses. No textbooks =no real world application. Run from this school as fast as you can because this school is nothing more than a diploma mill.
The classes were rigorous and informative. I loved being able to complete my master's degree from home since I had just had a baby. It was well laid out, expectations were clear, and it was extremely organized. If I had the choice again, I would definitely do the same thing.