ACE has established articulation agreements with institutions of higher education, alternative undergraduate credit providers, and professional development/training providers to offer various pathways for potential students to apply earned credit toward a degree.
Professional Development and Training Partners - Prior Learning for Graduate Credit
Completers of the School Finance and Operations (SFO) Certification earn up to 6 graduate credits which may be applied to specific programs at ACE.
Bridge Education Group
Completers of Bridge Education Group’s International Diploma in English Language Teaching (IDELT) will qualify for six graduate credits in the following programs/areas at ACE: Teaching English Learners Certificate, Teaching English Learners, M.Ed., and in the Second Language Instruction focus of study in the Ed.D. programs.
Completers of iTeach’s program for teacher certification will qualify to transfer up to 12 credits into specific master’s degree programs at ACE. Completers of iTeach’s Principal Certification may qualify to transfer 9 credits into an Ed.D. program with an Instructional Leadership Focus of Study or General Track Focus of Study.
LETRS and Aspire Professional Development - Lexia Learning Products
Upon completion of specific Lexia Learning products, students can convert completed professional development into credits toward applicable ACE programs or request a transcript for completed graduate credit. Students who complete LETRS® coursework can apply up to 12 credits toward specific graduate programs at ACE. Aspire® coursework completers can apply 3 graduate credits toward applicable programs for each course bundle completed, a total of up to 9 graduate credits.
National Institute for School Leadership - National Center on Education and the Economy
Completers of the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) National Institute for School Leadership (NISL) program may transfer 9 graduate credits into American College of Education’s (ACE) Ed.D. programs with an Instructional Leadership Focus of Study option or General Track option.
National Institute for Stem Education Partnership
Completers of the National Institute for STEM Education’s National Certificate for STEM Teaching qualify for six graduate credits in the STEM Education, M.Ed. program or six graduate credits in the STEM focus of study in American College of Education’s doctoral programs. NCST completers are eligible to request a transcript annotating these 6 graduate credits on an ACE transcript.
National Virtual Teachers Association (NVTA)
Individuals completing the NVTA Certificate can earn up to 3 graduate credits toward specific ACE programs. NVTA Certificate holders are also eligible to request a transcript annotating 3 credits on an ACE transcript.
Completers of Navigate360 Education Bundle may earn 3 graduate credits toward specific ACE programs. Individuals who complete the Education Bundle from Navigate360 may also request a transcript annotating 3 graduate credits on an ACE transcript.
New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning
Completers of New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (NJCTL) endorsements may qualify for up to 15 credits into various advance degree programs at ACE. The credits will be awarded based on the classes/endorsement completed at NJCTL and may be applied to specific programs at ACE.
Teaching Channel with Learners Edge
Completers of Teaching Channel continuing education courses are eligible to transfer up to 9 credits into specific master’s and doctoral degree programs at ACE. If American College of Education is selected as the transcribing institution when enrolling in Teaching Channel courses, an ACE transcript can be requested and issued once Teaching Channel coursework is completed.
Completers of the Quality Matters Teaching Online Certificate may earn 3 graduate credits toward the M.Ed. in Educational Technology degree at ACE.
Professional Development and Training Partners - Prior Learning for Undergraduate Credit
Center for Financial Training
Completers of courses available through the Center for Financial Training can earn 3 credits per course. Several courses can be completed to earn multiple credits. CFT members also receive a 3% tuition discount when enrolled in an eligible program at ACE.
Completers of IGA Institute coursework who receive a certificate of completion are eligible to transfer up to 6 credits into the Applied Management and Leadership, B.S. program.
Through the relationship between MedCerts and ACE, completed courses for up to 18 elective credit hours can be applied in a number of American College of Education’s degree programs, including the RN to BSN, Healthcare Administration, B.S., Applied Management and Leadership, B.S., Education Studies, B.A., and Professional Studies, B.A.
Undergraduate Course Provider Partners
The following organizations partner with American College of Education and offer courses that the American Council of Education has evaluated for academic credit. These courses are accepted in transfer by the American College of Education as nontraditional credits to satisfy some undergraduate program requirements.
StraighterLine courses are evaluated by the American Council on Education for academic credit and are accepted in transfer by American College of Education. American College of Education will accept Straighterline courses as nontraditional credits to satisfy some undergraduate program requirements. StraighterLine coursework is transcribed as extended learning on an American College of Education transcript. Course specifics are located on the below link.
The following Community Colleges partner with American College of Education (ACE) to offer a seamless transfer pathway to enroll in a program at ACE. Completing an associate degree or individual courses may be applied as traditional credit to meet program completion requirements of an undergraduate or nursing degree at American College of Education. Specific transfer information can be found on each page*.
AIMS Community College
Arizona Western College
Ashtabula County Technical & Career Campus
Columbus State Community College
Community College of Denver
Edison State College
Ivy Tech Community College
Joliet Junior College
Lamar State College
Link in development.
Leigh Carbon Community College
Lone Star College
Lorain Community College
Link in development.
Pasco-Hernando State College
Prince George’s Community College
Sinclair Community College
Southern State Community College
Tarrant County College
Texas Health School
Link in development.
American College of Education is a member organization of the following organizations:
ACE Credit College and University Network
American College of Education is a proud member of the ACE Credit College and University Network. The ACE Credit College and University Network is a group of higher education institutions that consider ACE credit recommendations and other credit for prior learning options for transfer to degree programs.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American College of Education is approved for institutional membership of American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
National College Credit Recommendation Service
American College of Education is a cooperating college in this credit recommendation organization.
Applicants must meet all other program admission requirements.
*Applicants to the RN to BSN and RN to MSN programs must hold a current unencumbered state nursing license.