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2018 Faculty Handbook 
2018 Faculty Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

About American College of Education

B Corp Certification

As the first and only Certified B Corporation and Benefit Corporation in the state of Indiana, ACE is committed to doing good in the world. The B Corp movement redefines success in business, and we are proud to meet the rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency required to be certified by B Lab. To learn more, see ACE’s B Impact Assessment and profile.

Committed to Providing High Quality Affordable Online Programs

American College of Education is committed to providing high quality, affordable educational programs for teachers, administrators, researchers and other professionals. The College increases access to educational opportunities by offering its programs online and reducing geographic and scheduling hindrances for busy professionals while keeping tuition and fees low. With programs grounded in current research, American College of Education enables its students to develop the knowledge and skills to be effective teachers and leaders.

Core Values

Corporate Social Responsibility

As a socially conscious institution, we believe we have a responsibility to our students, alumni, employees, local communities, and society as a whole. We strive to make an impact in the world that goes well beyond our bottom line.

Diversity Statement

At American College of Education, we believe that the best learning environment for students and staff is one in which we encounter viewpoints and experiences that are different, yet complementary to ours. This environment is fostered by the presence of persons with diverse backgrounds.  While a necessary precondition, diversity is in and of itself, insufficient.  To create and maintain a truly inclusive learning community, we must strive to make all feel equally valued.  We may celebrate diversity, but we “live” inclusion.

Non-Profit Partnerships

Our commitment to social responsibility is also manifest in our partnerships with non-profit organizations that provide services or materials to educators and schools in their local communities across the country.

Our History: A History Grounded in Innovation

Founded in the digital age, American College of Education exists to improve education across the United States through online graduate programs and professional development for educators. American College of Education has been incorporated in Illinois since February 25, 2005. American College of Education then applied to The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association for regional accreditation. The Higher Learning Commission approved this request in March 2006. ACE maintains regional accreditation through The Higher Learning Commission today. In May 2013 ACE was granted national programmatic accreditation through the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).


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