Jun 18, 2021  
ACE Catalog - Volume 31 
  
ACE Catalog - Volume 31

Non-Degree Options


Stand-Alone Courses/Students-at-Large

ACE permits individuals to enroll as students-at-large (SAL). In this enrollment status, students can take courses to satisfy educational, personal, or career goals. It is the student’s responsibility to know their state’s requirements for accepting these credits. Students are required to submit a new application after 365 days have passed since original application date to continue to take courses. 

Stand-Alone Courses 

PDELFL Educational Leadership Test Preparation (Florida)

This non-credit bearing professional development course provides an examination of the standards and competencies of educational leadership in Florida-Instructional Leadership, Operational Leadership, and School Leadership-and the skills that principals exhibit as a result of mastering these competencies. The course provides preparation for the Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE), including the written performance assessment.

The FELE Prep course is a comprehensive review of the material tested in the exam. The course includes video information, data reviews, discussion boards, practice exams, writing samples and a study guide. The course allows students to work at their own pace as they review for the 6.5-hour exam versus attending a one-day (8-hour) cram session. Feedback is provided, and students will have an opportunity to ask questions from faculty members who have both taken and passed the exam or have written for the FELE in recent years. Fees apply.

PDELTX Educational Leadership Test Preparation (Texas)

This non-credit bearing course provides preparation for the Texas Educational Leadership (EL) Principal as Instructional Leader (268) examination. This course includes readings, presentations, progress monitors, study materials, and suggested resources to prepare students to take the Principal as Instructional Leader (268) examination. Participation in PDELTX also requires the completion of a third-party practice exam. ACE provides access to the practice exam.

Testing eligibility is determined through a review of the student’s performance in the Educational Leadership program and successful completion of a third-party practice exam.

The following Texas Educational Leadership (EL) students are required to complete PDELTX:

  • Those who intend to obtain principal certification but are not eligible to test at the conclusion of ELX5983, or
  • Those who were eligible to test at the conclusion of ELX5983 but were not successful in their first attempt to pass the Principal as Instructional Leader (268) examination.
  • Those who were cleared at the conclusion of ELX5983 but did not test within a six-month window of eligibility.

Students enrolled in PDELTX will be cleared for test registration once they complete all components of the preparation course and have scored 80% or better on a third-party practice exam. Test clearance will expire six months from the date of issue. Fees apply.

PDELOH Educational Leadership Test Preparation (Ohio)

This non-credit bearing professional development course covers requirements for Ohio Educational Leadership (EL) students anticipating completing the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) Educational Leadership Exam (#015). The course includes modules on school law, school supervision, and teacher evaluation plus the critical knowledge Ohio requires of their principals: facilitating a vision, school culture and instructional programs, managing the school organization, collaboration and community engagement, ethics and integrity and understanding public. Fees apply.

PDELIN Educational Leadership Test Preparation (Indiana)

This non-credit bearing professional development course provides an examination of Indiana standards, domains, and competencies of educational leadership, preparing students for the Indiana Building Level Administrator Licensure Exam (039). The School Building Leader standards for human capital management, instructional leadership, personal behavior, building relationships, culture of achievement, and organizational, operational, and resource management, reflect the most current research on effective educational leadership and advance a new and powerful vision of principal effectiveness. The standards define those skills and abilities that school leaders must possess to produce greater levels of success for all students.

The Assessment Framework and Exam Structure consists of 6 domains directly aligned to 6 REPA School Leader-Building Level Administrator Standards:

  1. Human Capital Management (REPA Standard 1)
  2. Instructional Leadership (REPA Standard 2)
  3. Personal Behavior and Relationships (REPA Standard 3 & Standard 4)
  4. Culture of Achievement (REPA Standard 5)
  5. Organizational, Operational, and Resource Management (REPA Standard 6)

 

Bringing significant improvement to student achievement and teacher effectiveness requires an unapologetic focus on the principal’s role as driver of student growth and achievement. The standards provide a basis for professional preparation, growth, and accountability. However, the standards should not be viewed as ends in themselves; rather, they provide clarity for building leaders about the actions they are expected to take in order to drive student achievement and teacher effectiveness outcomes. The Indiana standards for School Leader-Building Level Administrator consists of “core” and “supplementary” content and skills. Content and skills considered “core” are indicated with bold text. Supplementary content and skills are indicated with non-bold text. It should be noted that all of Standard 6 is supplementary, including both the standard and the essential elements of knowledge within the standard.

PDELIL Education Leadership Test Preparation (Illinois)

This non-credit bearing professional development course provides an examination of Illinois standards, domains, and competencies of educational leadership, preparing students for the Illinois Principal as Instructional Leader (195 & 196) Exam, which focuses on principals serving as instructional leader with an emphasis on planning, change, and accountability; instructional improvement, visionary leadership, collaboration, contexts of education, school management, and legal/ethical guidelines.

This non-credit bearing course provides an examination of the test framework and sub-test areas of the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) to prepare educational leadership students for principal licensure in Illinois, as the exam focuses on Principal as Instructional Leader (Field: 195 & Field: 196), and as the framework applies to Planning, Change, and Accountability, Instructional Improvement, Visionary Leadership, Collaboration, and Contexts of Education, School Management and Legal/Ethical Guidelines.

The purpose of the principal licensure test is to measure the requisite knowledge and skills that a principal in an Illinois public school must possess. The test is made up of 2 Field Areas (195 & 196) and (Sub-test 1 & Sub-test 2), and is a requirement for candidates seeking Illinois Principal Licensure.

Additionally, the Illinois exam framework illustrates the alignment of State Board of Education adopted content-area standards with the Illinois Licensure Testing System’s (ILTS) licensure tests. The frameworks provide a set of objectives upon which the tests are based and also represent the content knowledge that is assessed on the Illinois licensure tests.