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American College of Education

108 Reviews

Locations:   Chicago (IL) 

Annual Tuition: $6,600

74% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
66% of students said they would recommend this school to others
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Sara Reed

Reviewed: 10/18/2023

Degree: Health Sciences

I attended during the Pandemic and it was a worthy experience. I gained a great deal of knowledge in Health and Wellness education, and subsequently I was able to obtain my Certified Health Education Specialist ( CHES) certification. The classes were manageable. Now I'll say this I had some instructors who were totally off the grid for me and really had me think twice about being there. I stuck it out though and in retrospect, having a Masters is an achievement.


Reviewed: 10/12/2023

Degree: Health Sciences

I had an extremely positive experience at ACE. I enrolled in a Master's degree in health and wellness to expand my knowledge and make a financial lane change for my job as a teacher. The online program is designed for a working adult trying to balance life's demands. Applying, registering, and receiving financial loans is very streamlined and stress-free. The college sets the expectations immediately and what is required to be successful. Orientation includes the tech demands, which are very easy... Read More

Scott Moreno

Reviewed: 9/9/2023

Degree: ESL

I am so disappointed with my experience at ACE. The courses could be better designed and easier to follow. I don't know if a school of education knows how to educate. I have a Bachelor's, 2 Master's degrees, a PH.D., and an Ed.D. I have done online at three different schools. This is the worst experience I have ever had, and I went to for-profit schools. I feel like this is more of a scam than the for-profit schools ever were I would stay away.

Mireille Archer

Reviewed: 7/27/2023

Degree: Educational Leadership

Attending ACE was a wonderful experience. The Adjunct faculty members were helpful, encouraging. The staffs always check up to ensure all is going well and if assistance was needed. I have and will continue to recommend ACE for continued education when pursuing a career.


Reviewed: 6/28/2023

Degree: Instructional Technology

Great program! I find the readings and video lectures useful and a great reference for my job. I appreciate the opportunity to interact with classmates to share ID resources and ideas. Professors go above and beyond to set office hours and answer questions. One of them, takes the time to recorded a videos to provide feedback.


Reviewed: 6/25/2023

Degree: Teaching

The other negative reviews are accurate. Canned curriculum, readings that don’t relate to the modules in meaningful ways, professors who can’t really clarify the assignments, heavily recycled materials, library is frustrating to use. It’s a paper mill, but a paper mill wrapped in trial by ordeal.

Angela Fitzpatrick

Reviewed: 5/24/2023

Degree: Instructional Technology

One of the major issues I encountered was the lack of guidance and examples provided during projects. It often felt as though we were thrown into the deep end without clear directions or tutorials. This lack of direction made it challenging to navigate through assignments and felt like a waste of time when I spent 98% of this course googling. It would have been beneficial to have concrete examples or real-world applications to refer to, enabling a better understanding of the expectations and objectives.... Read More


Reviewed: 5/21/2023

Degree: Instructional Technology

ACE is a wonderful place to earn your doctorate. I loved my professors and the support from other staff along the way. While I felt like some of the classes had information that I knew already, I tried to find a way to make it new and apply it to my career. I had a goal to become a college professor, and by earning this degree, I have achieved my goal!

Richelle Jose

Reviewed: 5/12/2023

Degree: Instructional Technology

ACE gave me the flexibility I needed to pursue my Masters but still earn a time and money worthy degree. It was challenging enough to push you to learn new things but also has bandwidth to where you can show your individuality and creativity. I enjoyed my time at ACE and improved upon skills helping in my new job. My writing skills definitely improved and I learned networking, new applications, and gained a strong foundation for training/teaching. I’m more well rounded and ACE helped me cultivate... Read More

Janet Torres

Reviewed: 4/22/2023


I agree with the previous review. Professors want you to follow a sample paper and if you do not "carbon" copy the style of the paper, or use "words" and "sentences" recommended you will NOT receive a good grade. I am not paying for a computer to grade my papers. You have to navigate through SO many postings to find information. The readings and videos are old. The class did not help me with the goals I wanted or was hoping to achieve. You are basically asked to write a lesson plan and answer questions... Read More


Reviewed: 3/28/2023


Unfortunately, the courses are very out dated. Old laws are still discussed and the videos are pre-recorded and some blurry because they are so low quality. Most professors give a valiant effort to comply, but the courses are a one-size-fits-all (so hopefully you get a supportive professor!) Some professors provide examples, others do not. I am a full time teacher, with two small children at home and I manage properties. I have been planning on completing my capstone, fitting it into all the small... Read More


Reviewed: 3/22/2023

Degree: RN to BSN

I had a horrible experience and I’m not recommending this to anyone who wants to succeed. There was so communication and clarification throughout program. I didn’t get any feedback and had no support and nobody cares about your hard work. They call you 100 times before you enrol into program but they don’t care about you later on.


Reviewed: 3/19/2023

Degree: Curriculum & Instruction

So many red flags: -You don't register yourself; they register you for classes -The teachers don't teach; the college creates all curricula. The teachers are just figureheads (you know what other school does this? University of Phoenix) -The counselors take DAYS to respond if they respond at all -The instructors take DAYS to respond if they respond at all -Assignments are due on Sunday, but the instructors will not respond on weekends -The first class is unnecessary, and I'm upset that I had to pay... Read More

Taylor Ingles

Reviewed: 3/17/2023

Degree: Liberal Arts

American College of Education makes is easy to get a degree while still working full time and parenting! The online format is easy to manipulate, there are a ton of resources for students, and if I go back for my doctorate, I will get a 5% discount on tuition!

Alex S.

Reviewed: 1/15/2023

Degree: RN to BSN

No financial aid accepted, online instructions confusing and challenging, the workload is overwhelming for every class that last 5 weeks, the students have to do the feedback for other students, writing papers APA that have to be sent to a website to verify plagiarism (quotations will affect % of plagiarism), teacher has 24-48h to answer student questions, ATI quizzes that are a waste of time, we do not need to take Nclex since we are already RN's; Must take 2 10 week classes that are part of the... Read More

Tawana Hughes

Reviewed: 12/26/2022

Degree: Education Administration

I completed the EDS program in leadership and will return to complete the EDD program in Leadership. The ACE program has been an amazing experience from the beginning to the end because of the workload,professor support and practical knowledge gained. The ACE program does not require textbook,instead ACE requires students to be researchers and self motivated learners. I appreciate having no textbook because it forces the student to research and be innovative in completing assignments. The workload... Read More


Reviewed: 12/16/2022

Degree: Early Childhood Education

I am more than halfway through the coursework for my master's program. I did not think I would be here anytime soon. The classes are five weeks at a time and though there are no live lectures some of my professors make themselves available for weekly zoom calls. I will complete my studies in 2 months and I am so excited. The work was not been a walk in the park, there were days when I thought I was bound for failure, especially for the first class, but yet still I stand. I wished that in the beginning,... Read More


Reviewed: 12/2/2022

Degree: ESL

I'm shocked by some of the reviews. I completed most of my program from overseas in China. My instructors were always which to respond, even though the tone change was inconvenient. The program was amazing as it prepared me in REAL TIME for the work I was doing. When I needed help getting the degree authenticated and sent to China, they were extremely patient and helpful in making that happen.

Forrest Flinn, BBA, MBA, EdS

Reviewed: 10/26/2022

Degree: Educational Leadership

I just finished my Education Specialist degree in leadership and am now in the doctoral program. So far, the experience has been good. I'm not going to lie or candy coat this: it's a lot of hard work and sacrifice. Some classes are more demanding than others. The most challenging courses were research methods and statistics for me. I am a lifelong learner, and ACE is perfect for my goals financially, academically, and professionally. You have to be good at managing time (this is where the sacrifice... Read More

Jose Tuset

Reviewed: 10/7/2022

Degree: Curriculum & Instruction

A rigorous program that requires a huge amount of course work, with a strong focus on collaboration and project based learning. Tuition is excellent as are the professors. If you're looking for a cheap, quick and easy pathway to an M.Ed., look elsewhere.


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