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ACE has to be one of the best online programs that I have attended. I received my Master's and Doctorate from another online institution, paid a lot of money for them. However, with ACE's mission for affordability, this was the way to go for another Master's. The registrar, student services, library, student commons, department chairs and instructors are all willing to help you. For an online college, it is amazing the communication that is provided. The curriculum is also amazing,relevant and rigorous. Not to mention, for Ed Tech students, we get a seat in Articulate 360! The courses are 5 weeks long, and there is a lot of work to do in them. That is expected as it is a Master's course. I have read other reviews stating that the work was too hard, too long, and too much. Perhaps a Master's was not for them. Master's degrees are hard to obtain. Most Master's programs have working students. But, there is still a level of rigor that has to be upheld. ACE does a great job of providing students with the knowledge, practice, and rigor for their degree programs.
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!
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 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 !
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.
First rate professors: Dr. E. is amazing! Lots of work if you are not organized. Strict deadlines. Grades are always in on the Thursday after the assignments are due. Each week, expect to write at least one paper, complete a discussion board, watch 4-5 presentations, read 4-5 peer reviewed journal articles, and take a quiz or final exam. The school offers lots of assistance/help, but I did not use of the services, so I cannot comment on them.
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.