American College of Education Reviews

  • 77 Reviews
  • Chicago (IL)
  • Annual Tuition: $6,273
73% of 77 students said this degree improved their career prospects
65% of 77 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Jorge Perez
  • Reviewed: 4/1/2021
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"My experience at the American College of Education (ACE) has been one of the best in my career as a professional in the education field. From the recruiter Zach Byrd, to the Student Success Coach Bonnie Rios to each and every one of the professors and other staff members they provided me with an excellent service and knowledge. The quality of the professors and their classes are high quality. It is very doable even if you are teaching full-time like me, but keep in mind that you need to establish a routine in order to have an effective time management. They respond very quickly making sure that your doubts are clarified. They grade within the time frame so by mid next week your grades are ready and posted with specific constructive feedback. The tuition is very affordable and you can pay per course. I paid out of my pocket. I did not need to apply for a loan. They are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Accreditation. I recommend the Major in Educational Leadership to anyone who wants to pursue a school leading position. Today, I just received my notification that I passed my Principal license for the state of New Jersey and it was all thanks to the preparation I received at ACE. I just decided to continue my studies and reach the highest degree with them, Doctor of Education (EdD) in Instructional Technology. This college has really had an impact on my career as a current teacher and a future school leader."
Science Teacher
  • Reviewed: 2/6/2021
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"DO NOT ENROLL. I wish I found these reviews before enrolling. The lack of feedback is accurate. If you value your time, then do not waste it here! Faculty is awful. Zero feedback is given. If you expect any of your questions to get answered, forget it!!! If they do respond, its like they didn't actually read the email. Points majorly reduced on assignments without any explanation or justification. Want an explanation of how to do something? Want to know the length requirements? Sorry, that information is nowhere to be found, but they will easily take points off if your discussion is too short- I'm sorry, how short is too short if there isn't an explicit length requirement? The titles of classes and the content do not always match up. The Foundations of STEM Education class is 100% about pollution. I even asked the instructor about it but they basically wrote me off and said they didn't understand the question. Seriously? If you're looking for a cheap way to increase your salary by earning credit and don't mind wasting your time, then by all means, enroll. But my goodness, if you value your time at all, LEAVE NOW!!! This has been nothing but an incredible waste of time. Oh- don't even get me started on the required NISE Certificate- which is also supposed to be about a STEM classroom, but the majority of it is basic teaching principles. Another incredible waste of time that you have to do concurrently with the ACE STEM classes."
  • Reviewed: 1/2/2021
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Same grading rubric for all classes. The statistics class begins at the elementary level and finishes at a very advanced level within 10 weeks! No practice at all. Lectures and videos are short and are not related with the work. Do not waste your time. What I learned with ACE that it is better to wait to apply yearly to your state university, and you will pay about the same price for a reputable school."
Wyoming Cowboy
  • Reviewed: 9/24/2020
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I am about halfway through my program here and am satisfied. The interaction with instructors is minimal and constructive feedback is almost non-existent. The course work can be mildly tough and time consuming but is very doable. I am raising 3 kids under age 6, and without help from my wife who allows me to spend hours in front of the computer, I don't think I could do it, but thanks to her I am. Even without the benefits of a more traditional school environment, I feel that the course work is relevant regardless of whether I will ever actually use this degree or not. I have paid for every course out of pocket (once again thanks to my wife) so I cannot comment on any financial matters with the school. I can say that getting straight answers from school personnel, whomever they may be, is not going to happen. They have a knack for misinterpreting your emailed questions and not giving you the information you need, AND they will refuse to give you any phone number to actually speak to them. After you are finished with the recruiter you will probably never talk on the phone to anyone again. I have had questions that could have been answered in 5 minutes over the phone that took days to get answered through email and being referred to this document or that. However, the education I am receiving is pretty good and I feel it is preparing me for a role in ed. leadership as much as any online school can. Don't think this will be a silver bullet and make you an amazing leader automatically, but approach everything with a positive attitude and you'll get a lot from it - and will pay a fraction of the cost of other schools. This school awards a degree that will allow me an admin endorsement which will open doors for me if I pursue them, and I have already been able to move over on the pay scale and increase my income. Those two things are what I want most."
  • Reviewed: 7/15/2020
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I completed Ed. S. in Leadership within 18 mos. All courses were offered online. Some courses were easy and some were challenging. I found the school's online course app easy to navigate. Most professors I've had were responsive to my queries. There were some who gave very little feedback and support. Self-motivation played a role on my completion of the program. I have yet to see the fruit of my labor, career wise. Overall, I am satisfied with the program and the support I received from the college."
  • Reviewed: 4/3/2020
  • Degree: Instructional Technology
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I am very pleased with my experience at ACE. The affordable online program made it possible for me to earn a Master's degree. I found all my instructors to be present and responsive. The coursework is well designed to give solid base of knowledge. A few negative reviews stated the coursework was too heavy a load. I found the amount of work to be rigorous but reasonable. I spent about 15-20 hours a week on school work. I liked the consistency in class and assignment schedules. Each course is 5 weeks. Typically each week there are presentations, required readings, and assignments that required research to complete. The smaller assignment is due on Wednesday and the larger assignment is due on Sunday. There is some interaction with other students in your class via a discussion board that is part of the required assignments."
Daniel David Osborne
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2020
  • Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I chose this school because of their cheap tuition. Well, I guess what they say is true, "You get what you pay for." This online school is very new and seems to be still trying to figure out how to be successful. The quality of education is poor, with a great deal of work required in order to graduate. Communications with faculty take days. They offer no financial aid. My recommendation is enroll in a more established, respectable online school and use financial aid to offset the cost difference."
Clay Lawyer
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2020
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Communication to it's students is definitely not a forte of ACE. With all of it's classes being online, it is critical for an online university to set their students up for success by constantly keeping them in the loop with what is coming up and what the students should be working towards. Ace does not do this. They effectively took the money I had paid for a course and when an extenuating circumstance forced me to drop the course before the end of the 2nd week, would not let me use it towards a future course."
  • Reviewed: 2/29/2020
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
  • Graduation Year: 2023
"While I am relatively new to the program, I have been impressed with the feedback I receive from the professors. In addition, a doctoral program is about individual discovery and application, which is very much the experience I have had at ACE. When assistance is needed, it can be found and most of the professors are very responsive and supportive. As in any program professors have different strengths and areas of expertise. If you enjoy doing independent research, this program will suit you well. If you prefer high levels of guidance, this doctoral program may be challenging. So far, I have very much enjoyed the doctoral journey at ACE!"
  • Reviewed: 2/19/2020
  • Degree: ESL
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"ACE is a fantastic school. I went here for my M.Ed and it was challenging yet incredibly relevant and rewarding. The courses emphasize your own classroom/school/district and you end up leaving with practical skills that will help you improve your teaching immediately. I am returning to ACE to continue my studies and have recommended ACE to my co-workers and family members. The offices and advisors are very responsive and helpful, which means a lot to those of us who work full time, take classes, and have a family."