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ACE offers a curriculum which is both challenging and engaging. Courses are accelerated, each is 5 weeks for the Master's program and 10 weeks for the doctoral program. Accelerated courses are NOT a red flag, most graduate programs offer 5, 8 or 10 week courses. I know this because I have worked in higher education for several years. Student support services are readily available to students--whenever I sent an email with any question, I typically received a response within hours. The best part about ACE is that I will graduating debt free! However, I must admit, it isn't all rainbows and sunshine. I experienced a few minor inconveniences while enrolled at ACE: for example, the university only offers one commencement ceremony per year (and it's in July), this is upsetting because I'll graduate 7 months before the ceremony; another downfall is that most people are not familiar with the university; the final set back I experienced was that all the rules are not clearly communicated--I had an issue submitting a payment and was forced to pay a $100 late fee, despite never making a late payment and sending multiple emails explaining the difficulty that I had experienced attempting to pay. Apparently, I failed to follow a policy I was never aware of. In any case, for those of you who think that earning a degree online is somehow less work than attending a brick and mortar institution--you are sadly mistaken. At ACE, students must submit a paper, complete a quiz and an additional assignment, each week, every week. I have friends who attended graduate schools at more well known, prestigious universities who would complete 3-5 assignments during an entire course. My thoughts are all over the place and for that I apologize; however, I hope this provides insight to anyone who's considering ACE. Overall, I would recommend it.
Red Flag! Red Flag! $8,500.00 for a masters Degree that, so far, not one employer recognizes. ACE has one of the highest faculty/staff turn around in the country. Additionally, ACE purchased a small accredited university when their application for regional accreditation was turned down. The University wants your money. The education you receive is sub par. Most classes are only 5 weeks in length. You get what you pay for. Good luck.
I highly recommend the American College of Education if a person is looking for a challenging, online, degree program that certainly is affordable. Instructors were connected and available. No hidden degree requirements; instructional pacing was straight forward. Great experience.....Thank You ACE!
It was a great experience. I have referred three colleagues to ACE, they are also having an amazing experience in learning and growing. ACE was a great learning environment I highly recommend ACE. Every professor was engaged, positive and an asset to my learning and development.
I took online classes here and they were so easy and convenient. I was able to do things on my time, and make sure that I met my due dates. The due dates are all outlined on the class page prior to the semester, so you can work ahead and easily plan in order to make sure that you are able to complete all of the work and that your life won't get in the way. Perfect for people who are busy in their careers.
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.
The Ed.D. program is incredibly organized and all assignments are relevant and interesting. The faculty members are quick to respond to question, and they are incredibly helpful in providing assistance when needed. Everything is well organized, and I am impressed with the professionalism of all staff and faculty. Faculty members take their time to make sure that you are effectively learning the curriculum. The program is also affordable, and you pay as you go.
I began attending classes at ACE two days after graduating with my BA at CSU, Channel Islands. I am a mother, run a business full-time, and have been in school for three years straight with no break. I am tired, but I am GRADUATING this weekend!!! I found the instructors helpful, attentive, answered my questions within the time frame stated on the syllabus, communicated comments for improvement on every assignment, and offered valuable feedback. I felt a sense of camaraderie with my classmates and as though I began to build formative relationships with others. I have even invited some to stop by my school if ever in my area! I am truly going to miss attending ACE as this has made a significant difference in my role as Director. Quality is of the utmost importance for early childhood and ACE is a wonderful program for any busy professional desiring a quality, affordable education. They offer scholarships and district discounts, too! They are accredited and this is the main thing that matters when determining where you will attend (besides quality and cost, both of which ACE possesses). Yes, they are strict on APA, but in the field of education, we must have excellent APA writing skills. I am very happy with ACE and have recommended this school to countless people!
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.
ACE offered excellent advice regarding research. The coursework was challenging and rewarding. Overall, I highly recommend this program - especially to teachers currently working in the field. Concepts learned could be applied immediately to active learning environments.