2013 tuition by program

American College of Education offers a broad range of affordable online degree programs.

Dependable tuition

American College of Education understands that affordability is a concern when selecting a graduate degree program, and we want you to know you can count on one consistent tuition rate during the duration of your program. The Tuition Promise applies to all current and future students.

Master's level programs

  • Tuition is $215 per semester credit hour.
  • Fees include technology fee of $7 per semester credit hour; application fee of $50; and program conferral fee of $100.

Online Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs


Semester Credits Tuition Fees Total Cost
Master of Education in Leadership 37 $7,955 $409 $8,364
Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction 37 $7,955 $409 $8,364
Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with any concentration 37 $7,955 $409 $8,364
Master of Education in Educational Technology 37 $7,955 $409 $8,364
Master of Education in Elementary Education 37 $7,955 $409 $8,364

Dual Master of Education degree programs for ACE alumni


Semester Credits Tuition Fees Total Cost
Dual Degree: Elementary Education for graduates of Curriculum and Instruction
19 $4,085 $283 $4,368
Dual Degree: Curriculum and Instruction for graduates of Elementary Education
19 $4,085 $283 $4,368
Dual Degree: Educational Leadership for graduates of Curriculum and Instruction
19 $4,085 $283
$4,368
Dual Degree: Curriculum and Instruction for graduates of Educational Leadership
19 $4,085 $283 $4,368

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) programs


Semester Credits 2013 Tuition Fees Student Teaching Fee Total Cost
Master of Arts in Teaching - Elementary 34 $7,310 $388 $1,000 $8,698
Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary 34 $7,310 $388 $1,000 $8,698

Ed.S. and Ed.D. programs

  • Tuition is $304.75 per semester credit hour *.
  • Fees include technology fee of $20 per semester credit hour; application fee of $100; and program conferral fee of $150.

Tuition Fees Capstone Fee Dissertation Fee Total Cost
Ed.S. in Leadership $11,275.75 $990.00 n/a n/a $12,265.75
Ed.D. in Leadership $19,504.00 $1,530.00 n/a $200 $21,234.00

* Continuing Ed.D. in Leadership students who were awarded grants under the “$10,000 Grant Toward an Ed.D. in Leadership” award program on or before December 17, 2013 will be billed at the new tuition rate.

Master's level certificate programs

  • Tuition is $215 per semester credit hour.
  • Fees include technology fee of $7 per semester credit hour; application fee of $50; and program conferral fee of $100.
Semester Credits Tuition 2013 Student Teaching Fee Fees 2013 Total Cost
English as a Second Language (ESL) 18 $3,870 n/a $276 $4,146
Bilingual Education 18 $3,870 n/a $276 $4,146
Digital Learning and Teaching 9 $1,935 n/a $213 $2,148
Louisa Moats Literacy Instruction 9 $1,935
n/a $213 $2,148
Implementing Common Core and State Standards in K-5 English Language Arts 9 $1,935
n/a $213 $2,148
Implementing Common Core and State Standards in 6-8 English Language Arts 9 $1,935
n/a $213 $2,148
Effective Classroom Management  9 $1,935 n/a $213 $2,148
Implementing K-6 Common Core and State Standards in Mathematics 9 $1,935 n/a $213 $2,148
Implementing K-6 Common Core and State Standards in Mathematics 9 $1,935 n/a $213 $2,148
Teaching Science 9 $1,935 n/a $213 $2,148
Transition to Teaching in Elementary Certificate 24 $5,160 $1,000 $318 $6,478
Transition to Teaching in Secondary Certificate 18 $3,870 $1,000 $276 $5,146

Doctoral level certificate program

  • Tuition is $304.75 per semester credit hour.
  • Fees include technology fee of $20 per semester credit hour; application fee of $100; and program conferral fee of $150.
Semester Credits Tuition Fees 2013 Total Cost
Certificate in Community Leadership 9 $2,742.75 $430 $3,172.75

Other non-degree offerings

2013 Tuition
NBCT credit conversion $215 per credit hour

Other tuition and fees

Tuition for Capstone Extension or Internship Extension courses

  • Educational Leadership program: Internship Extension fee $215, plus applicable fees
  • Educational Leadership program: Capstone Extension tuition at $215 per credit hour, plus applicable fees
  • All other programs charged capstone retakes/extensions at $215 per credit hour, plus applicable fees

Tuition for Specialist or Doctoral Level Capstone/Dissertation Extensions

  • Capstone/Dissertation extensions at $304.75 per credit hour, plus applicable fees
Tuition Technology Fee Capstone Fee Dissertation Fee Total Cost
Ed.S. in Leadership $17,057 $740 $150 n/a $18,197
Tuition Technology Fee Capstone Fee Dissertation Fee Total Cost
Ed.S. in Leadership $17,057 $740 $150 n/a $18,197

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* Due to a tuition decrease for the Ed.D. in Leadership program, as of December 17, 2013, American College of Education will no longer offer the “$10,000 Grant Toward an Ed.D. in Leadership” award program. Continuing Ed.D. in Leadership students who were awarded grants under the “$10,000 Grant Toward an Ed.D. in Leadership” award program on or before December 17, 2013 will be billed at the new tuition rate.