American College of Education Reviews of Master's in Educational Leadership

  • 13 Reviews
  • Chicago (IL)
  • Annual Tuition: $6,273
89% of 13 students said this degree improved their career prospects
85% of 13 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Master's in Educational Leadership

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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."
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."
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."
Bassant Abdelrahman
  • Reviewed: 12/10/2019
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"ACE has been a very rewarding learning experience for me. I enjoyed the course work and the professors were very knowledgeable and helpful. There practicum course is top notch and helped me gain the field experience I needed to be able to perform the tasks of an education leader at a great capacity. I highly recommend this school."
Elementary Department Chair
  • Reviewed: 7/23/2019
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Brick and mortar was not an option as a full-time working parent. Ace provided a wonderful alternative. I was concerned at first, that I would not be able to navigate through an online program. Having received my BA from a very reputable university the old fashion way. The professor put my mind at ease that it could be done. Discipline and good organization skills is a must. Degree has helped me further my knowledge and has increased my earning potential. Thank you ACE!"
  • Reviewed: 4/30/2019
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
H. Walker
  • Reviewed: 2/17/2019
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"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!"
Barbara W.
  • Reviewed: 9/30/2018
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"The program at American College of Education can be challenging if you are not self-motivated. You are required to write numerous papers, participate in discussions, and take quizzes and tests. There I are courses that require peer reviews, research, and inquiry with current administration. You get out of the program what you put in. Yes, its time consuming, and at times, challenging. It is a huge commitment that is worth the challenge."
Former ACE Student
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2017
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"Up until my most recent course, I had only positive learning experiences at ACE. However I had an awful instructor during my course internship. The instructor was confusing and unclear. She was late with pertinent course information. For instance she informed the class about required activities a month into the course. She was consistently late on providing feedback/grades. She did not comunicate with students regularly. She made less than a handful of announcements during the entire course. My experience was so negative that I ended up dropping the course and leaving the school completely. I even took the time to file a complaint about the instructor. The school proceeded to place blame on me rather than investigate my complaints. I was 3 classes away from completing the program however this carried no weight with the school. ACE is not concerned with valid student complaints."
Mr. Wolfe M.Ed
  • Reviewed: 7/14/2017
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I earned a Masters of Educational Leadership from ACE this year. I live in Maryland, and I work in one of the largest public school systems in the country. My county provided tuition reimbursement, and I ended up paying LESS than HALF of the $8,000 tuition. In addition, I used the payment plan for affordable monthly payments. Since my county ups the pay for a Bachelors +30, I received a significant payscale bump before graduating, so I was able to quickly benefit from the advantages of the degree. Once I completed my program and submitted transcripts to my county's Human Resource, they added an Administrator's endorsement, immediately qualifying me for multiple positions of administrative leadership outside of the classroom. Everything about my experience at this college has been top notch and professional. I graduated from one of the top universities in the nation for undergraduate, and I honestly say that I better enjoyed this experience and education. I am very proud. My diploma arrived this afternoon, and I have a great sense of accomplishment. The college reserved discounted rooms at one of my favorite hotels (4 star), and the ceremony is being held at the beautiful Palladium in Indiana (Google it to see pictures). The program moved quickly, and before I knew it, the ride was over. I highly suggest this high-quality, fast-paced, accredited college. I live in the Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia tristate area. Many colleagues who have been Georgetown, Trinity, Catholic Universities say they follow the exact same format as ACE. We all have the same endorsement on our teaching certificates, but I saved more and enjoyed my experience. If I can do it - you can! I worked full-time teaching high school, community college adjunct instructor part-time, and consulted for 40 hours a month with the government - with a spouse, two teens, and a dog! The program still fit my life well - and I had time (a week between classes; longer for Christmas and New Year) to relax, live, and have fun."