American College of Education Reviews

3.48 out of 5 stars
(74 Reviews)
  • Chicago (IL)
  • Annual Tuition: $6,273
73% of 74 students said this degree improved their career prospects
66% of 74 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Raheem - 11/21/2015
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Cheryl Phillips - 8/17/2015
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2011
"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."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Nate - 4/17/2015
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014
"I obtained my Masters degree from ACE (in Education with a specialization in TESOL) while working as a full time instructor in South Korea. I loved the 5 week structure, to echo the sentiments from the earlier review. The classwork itself was challenging but not impossible in my opinion. It's definitely not one of those schools where you can submit anything and get a 100. Granted some professors were more picky than others, but I felt the grading was pretty fair overall. Not having to purchase physical textbooks (a godsend for me being in a foreign country with no Amazon to order from) was fantastic. Although not perfect, they did put a lot of effort into the library and always sent notifications when it would be down, even if for just an hour. Each class has the usual requirement of discussion board posts/replies and an essay-like paper to be submitted every week. There are also short quizes every week that come directly from the class notes (and rarely from the readings). In lieu of a thesis, there is a cumulative capstone project that requires an original contribution at the conclusion of the degree. As you are able to submit classwork as you progress, I found this to be simple and easy (it would be a nightmare if you waited until your last few courses to complete it). My only complaint (besides the occasional bad professor) would be the long time it took to confer my degree and then get the diploma (looking at around 2 months or more after completing all requirements). All in all, I'm proud of the work I did there and felt that I learned a lot to help me in my profession. It's not the cheapest or easiest school, but it does have regional/national accredidation and makes an effort to give you a decent education. I'd recommend it to anyone. Now I am considering their Ed.D program, but we'll see..."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Elyse Damiani - 7/24/2014
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2013
"I found the online degree program through ACE to be rigorous and relevant, but also extremely convenient. I loved that I didn't have to leave my house to get my education (except for the internship part of the education leadership degree). The workload was sometimes intense, but I also enjoyed the structured of the 5 week classes, with a one week break. It was nice to be able to focus on one class at a time intensely, instead of several classes over a long semester. In a recent interview, I actually quoted some information from the school law class almost verbatim. I was glad to have had that knowledge which directly impacted my ability to answer questions correctly in a real interview. The ACE program is also more affordable then a traditional college degree, which is helpful to a struggling teacher wanting to continue their education. All in all, I would recommend ACE to future educators who are looking to advance their careers."
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