Academic Calendar

Start learning on your schedule

American College of Education schedules multiple five-week and ten-week terms each year for our students' convenience. There is a one- to two-week break between terms. Once you begin your course schedule, you will automatically be registered in the next course of your degree program each term.

With multiple terms per year, students may begin the process of earning an online graduate degree right away.


Master of Education & master's level certificate programs

Term Start Application
Due
Payment
Due
Drop
Deadline
Capstone*
Deadline
Term End
8/26/13 8/19/13 8/21/13 8/30/13 9/15/13 9/29/13
10/7/13 9/30/13 10/2/13 10/11/13 10/27/13 11/10/13
11/18/13 11/11/13 11/13/13 11/22/13 12/8/13 1/12/14
01/20/14 01/13/14 01/15/14 01/24/14 N/A 02/23/14
03/03/14 02/24/14 02/26/14 03/07/14 N/A 04/06/14
04/14/14 04/07/14 04/09/14 04/18/14 N/A 05/25/14
06/02/14 05/26/14 05/28/14 06/06/14 N/A 07/06/14

The M.Ed. in Elementary Education is available with April 22, 2013 and October 7, 2013 terms.

* Capstone deadlines are applicable during a student's last class in a master's program.

Thanksgiving Break: November 25, 2013 - December 1, 2013

Winter Break: December 23, 2013 - January 5, 2014


Master of Arts in Teaching and Transition to Teaching programs

Elementary programs

Term Start Application Due Payment Due Drop Deadline
8/26/13 8/15/13 8/21/13 8/30/13

Secondary programs

Term Start Application Due Payment Due Drop Deadline
8/26/13 8/15/13 8/21/13 8/30/13

Doctor of Education and Education Specialist programs

5-week introductory courses

For Ed.D. and Ed.S programs

Term Start Application Due Payment Due Drop Deadline Term End
8/26/13 8/5/13 8/21/13 8/30/13 9/29/13
11/18/13 10/28/13 11/13/13 11/22/13 1/12/14
03/03/14 02/10/14 02/26/14 03/07/14 04/06/14
06/02/14 05/12/14 05/28/14 06/06/14 07/06/14
08/25/14 08/04/14 08/20/14 08/29/14 09/28/14
11/17/14 10/27/14 11/12/14 11/21/14 1/11/15

Thanksgiving Break: November 25, 2013 - December 1, 2013

Winter Break: December 23, 2013 - January 5, 2014

10-week courses

For Ed.D., Ed.S., and Certificate in Community Leadership

10 wk course N/A
Term Start Application Due Payment Due Drop Deadline Term End
10/07/13 N/A 10/02/13 10/11/13 12/22/13
01/20/14 N/A 01/15/14 01/24/14 03/30/14
04/14/14 N/A 04/09/14 04/18/14 06/29/14
07/14/14 N/A 07/09/14 07/18/14 09/21/14
10/06/14 N/A 10/01/14 10/10/14 12/21/14