May 28, 2024  
ACE Catalog - Volume 48 
ACE Catalog - Volume 48 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ACE General Information

Welcome to American College of Education

Welcome! We are honored you have chosen ACE for your educational goals! We have created the Student Handbook to:

  • Provide you with an introduction to the College.
  • Support you as you get started in your program and help address questions.
  • Inform you of procedural steps to accompany the policies in the Catalog.
  • Offer a listing of departments/services available to support you and your academic pursuit.
  • Provide guidance for your capstone experience, if required as a part of your program.

It’s imperative you take the time to review this handbook, the catalog, and any supporting documents associated with your program of study to become informed of expectations. ACE makes every attempt to remain flexible; however, rules and penalties will not be waived, or exceptions granted just because someone is unaware of specific policies or procedures. In addition to this handbook, Student Commons also provides up-to-date information about the College, courses, and procedures you will find invaluable. When/If any changes occur at ACE, they will be communicated in the Commons.

As an American College of Education student, you will have access to experienced and accomplished faculty members, rich course content, and expansive library resources. Our state-of-the-art technology platform provides the ability to work on or offline with full access to all course materials, truly providing anytime, anywhere learning which gives you the edge to completing your master’s degree online.

Background and History

Founded in the digital age, since 2005 American College of Education has been committed to providing high-quality degree and non-degree programs for working professionals in education, healthcare, nursing and business. In early 2013, ACE launched its first doctoral-level degree programs, the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Leadership, and the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Leadership. In addition, the College introduced the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) and Transition to Teaching (T2T) programs, which lead to initial teacher licensure in Indiana. ACE has continued to grow into additional fields, such as healthcare, nursing and business. In 2014, ACE welcomed its first healthcare students and the department has since expanded to include degrees at all levels. In 2018, ACE added the RN to MSN as its first nursing program and the department has continued to grow upon receiving CCNE accreditation in 2020. In business, ACE added the B.S. in Applied Management to its program offerings in 2020. More business programs are being planned for the near future. 

Campus Security and Emergency Procedures

In the case of national and local emergencies that affect the delivery of education to the student body, the College administration will use the learning management system, email, the College website, social media sites, and telephone to alert students, faculty, and staff to alternate methods of accessing coursework.


The mission of American College of Education is to deliver high-quality, affordable and accessible online programs grounded in evidence-based content and relevant application, preparing graduates to serve, lead, and achieve personal and professional goals in diverse, evolving communities.

Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity

American College of Education is fully committed to complying with all federal, state and local civil rights, anti-discrimination and equal opportunity laws, rules and regulations, including  Department of Veteran’s Affairs regulations. ACE does not engage in harassment or discrimination against any person because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, citizenship status, marital status, military status or any characteristic protected by law, in admission and access to, treatment and employment in its programs and activities. Where possible, ACE will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, where a student’s immutable characteristic(s) substantially impairs the student’s ability to perform the requirements of an academic program or related program activities.