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This school was exactly what I needed. As a 40 something father who works full time as a high school teacher, brick and mortar schooling was not an option. Truth be told, online education presents a different set of challenges. I found it more difficult than traditional schooling. However, it was worth it. This school understands that online learning is different and is constantly evolving to meet the needs of its students. I dealt with some wonderful faculty members, who encouraged me and challenged me to improve. At the dissertation stage they were extremely tough fair. I am very happy I chose to go to ACE.
Im very curious of those who reported low reviews of this fine online college. In some cases it was the technology (navigating, architecture) noted, which is still commensurate with most online institutions. In other cases it was the rigor some took exception to, something you would hope to see in a graduate level experience from any institution. I found the technical aspects of an online campus challenging and frustrating at times, but therein lies the rewards for those who persevere in an environment free of poster paper, smelly markers, and mind numbing presentations in a brick and mortar environment.The weekly mandate of digging into the research and challenging myself to produce graduate level papers on short timelines, was on par with any other institution. It was well worth it, and has already paid for itself in a short amount of time. In the past, I have witnessed colleagues submit less work in traditional environments from what most would consider fine institutions.Those who take issue with ACE should reconsider their angst and take their reviews inward. Thank you ACE for the value and professional advancement you brought to my life. Im extremely grateful.
Having earned both my Bachelor and Master's Degree from different reputable brick and mortar schools, I was not really interested in online degrees. However, when a friend told me about American College of Education doctoral degree programs, I realized that ACE offered what I was looking for in leadership and in education. The content of my courses was current and relevant to my work as an educator and could be infused in my everyday practice. The work at ACE is not cakewalk, so working and studying full time at ACE was not the easiest undertaking. However, developing priorities and following a structured schedule made it manageable. When the challenge was hardest, particularly during the dissertation process, my chair and other members of my dissertation committee were very supportive. The team provided prompt constructive which helped in moving my work along a timeline that did not take forever. If you are considering graduate study, ACE is an excellent choice because of the affordability, the quality and relevance of the courses and the level of support that you are likely to get from the professors and the team assigned to guide you through your studies.
I am surprised to see less-than-stellar reviews full of complaints. This school has fast-paced program; however, the workload each week is manageable for me (I have one full-time job, as well as two part-time jobs). I'm even involved in community activities, and I can still find time every day to complete my work. The professor in my current course is attentive, helpful, and provides useful feedback. If someone doesn't have a productive routine and does not have writing skills at the college/university level, it might be a deficit that needs more attention rather than complaining about the courses being "too hard." I actually find the course(s) very easy with a few new concepts to master.
I LOVED ACE. It was the perfect program for me. I was looking for something that I knew would be affordable and manageable for my life. I agree with comments that it takes discipline to complete the degree, however, what educational program doesn't? I graduated with a 4.0 and still kept up with my job and personal life. I also was AMAZED by the library and online resources. You can find research on any topic you are looking for. The structure is very clear and the staff is supportive. They do not offer grants, however, the the cost is affordable and they do offer different payment plans. When deciding on my degree program I read reviews as well. My advice- Go to ACE.
Im writing to support the program. Seems like the complauners just couldnt handle the work load ? Get it done on time and expect 15 to 20 hours a week to get a good GPA. Worth it as it adds knowledge and you will end up with work done that you can use in the school . People need to stop whining !
The only thing they care about is money. It is not accurate to make this comment but I believe my statement is highly correct. If you write about something to your advisor, the only thing they consider and look at that if you have made your payments on time or not. NEVER OFFERS tuition help or grand to its students. In my eye, this college does not worth spending your time in it. Classes are not teaching you that much You just go over and re-write what you know already. It is sad that I am graduating from this college with a degree of Master's degree.
I really enjoyed this degree and getting to know other students. ACE has an orientation program to help you learn their system and most professors give very clear directions. If you need help, you can contact your professor, ask the other students, or contact your Success Coach. Everyone I have spoken to has been very friendly and ready to help. The work load is nothing more than I would expect for an expedited degree. If you follow the guidelines, do your work with integrity, and look at the rubrics, you will be successful. I finished the program with a 4.0 and in less than a year. I am beginning my dual Master's program on Monday!
I have NO idea what everyone is whining and complaining about! I graduate with my Masters in July and ACE has been the BEST experience for me. I work full time and I have managed to get straight As in my program so far. Usually, the work is manageable and just takes a bit of discipline. Ive had some late nights and some frustrations, but there has never been anything assigned to me that I could not accomplish. The instructors have been very knowledgeable and supportive. Ive had such an amazing experience at ACE that I decided to go for my Doctorate in January. And no, I do not work for this institution. I am baffled by some of the people saying that the workload is too much for adults that work full time. I have not found that to be true. Attending this school will be the best decision you make for your sanity and career. As long as you have some self discipline and common sense, youll excel at this school.
I highly recommend this school for Master level programs. I earned my M.A. Degree while committed to my career and while committed to earning my degree; in other words, I spent long hours involved in both. There were few days that I remember getting only an hour to two of sleep because I was completing a paper or studying for an exam while working full-time. You will have to do the work. You will have to write your own papers. You will have to study for your exams. If you want a program that is one of the best values for your money...Go with ACE.