This is the first review I have ever written for an institution of higher learning. However, I thought I would write a review due to some of the “bad” reviews that I read. I do understand that everyone does not have the same experience and I respect the... Read More opinions of others. My experience at ACE was a great one. The state that I teach in does recognize ACE as an acceptable and accredited institution for preparing educators. I am in my final week at ACE and I have already been selected as an Assistant Principal in my district for the upcoming school year. I also know of 2 other colleagues who attended ACE and they were selected for AP positions as well. I have no doubt that ACE prepared me to successfully pass the Praxis for Education Administration and Supervision; and I passed it the FIRST time. I also have no doubt that ACE has prepared me to be an effective educational leader. Someone stated that the papers were 3 pages in length. Perhaps that is on the Bachelors level. I was never assigned a paper to write that was less than 7 pages. Yes, the quizzes were only 5 questions, but it was impossible to pass these short quizzes without having watched the video lectures each week. Any serious educator knows that you do not have to give students a long text to check for learning. That’s my two cents.
I highly recommend ACE to my friends and family because I had an excellent experience. I completed my Ed.D. in Educational Leadership in under three years by taking extra classes. The dissertation writing process was smooth and there was support every... Read More step of the way which I greatly appreciated. My dissertation chair, Dr. Evans, was absolutely amazing! She was always available to answer questions and reassured me that WE would complete this degree. The rest of the staff at ACE were always friendly and willing to support me and answer questions. Emails replies were often received within a day or two and all questions were answered by staff from various departments. Feedback by instructors on assignments was useful, timely, and applicable. I have several friends who have enrolled in the Ed.D. program and their experiences have been positive as well. Excellent value for your money, you receive high quality instruction for a fraction of what you would pay elsewhere.
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... Read More other staff members they provided me with an excellent service and knowledge. The quality of the professors and their classes are high quality and very challenging. 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 or before 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. Two months after I graduated I took the SLLA 6990 exam (for the Principal certificate) and I passed it, and it was all thanks to the preparation I received at ACE. Additionally, I was able to apply for an administrative position and get promoted to become the District Supervisor of Bilingual Programs starting next school year. I just decided to continue my studies and reach the highest academic 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 soon school leader.