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Press Release


April 29, 2010
Contact: Heather Reams

Association of American Educators Offers Tuition Grants
Through American College of Education

Alexandria, VA — Today the Association of American Educators (AAE) and the American College of Education (ACE) announce their partnership to directly assist AAE members. The American College of Education is offering 240 individual scholarships totaling $125,000 in tuition scholarship funding for AAE members to pursue Master’s of Education Degrees.

"We are appreciative of generosity of the American College of Education to reward AAE members by offering educator scholarships," says Gary Beckner, AAE Executive Director. "We know that there are many teachers who desire to further their education to enhance their efficacy in the classroom. These scholarships can help educators reach their goals."

Each scholarship, worth $500, will offset tuition costs for the first two courses taken at the college. All courses are offered exclusively online. Students pursuing master’s degrees at American College of Education may choose from the following degrees:

  • M.Ed. in Education Leadership
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with ESL Specialization
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum with Bilingual Specialization
  • M.Ed. in Education Technology

The AAE-ACE Scholarships will be available through June 1, 2010. Teachers selected for the tuition grants must meet admission criteria, but the GRE is not required.

"It's an obvious match," says Dave Saba, Vice President of Development at ACE, "AAE is an organization created by professional educators and for professional educators. ACE exists to improve student performance through better teacher instruction. Bringing together these two organizations only serves to enhance classroom learning directly providing highly-trained professional educators for students."

Nearly 4,000 teachers have graduated or are now working toward their Master's degree through American College of Education.

AAE members interested in applying should contact the American College of Education Enrollment Department at 1-800-280-0307. Also, they can also visit a unique website designed for AAE teachers at

About the Association of American Educators
Dedicated to the academic and personal growth of every student, the Association of American Educators is the premier educators’ network that advances the teaching profession through teacher advocacy and protection, professional development and promoting excellence in education so that educators receive the respect, recognition and reward they deserve. AAE has members in all 50 states and welcomes professionals from all education entities.

About American College of Education
American College of Education is solely dedicated to providing educators the most affordable, high quality master’s degree programs in the nation. The College’s vision is to dramatically improve student performance by enhancing the instructional effectiveness of teachers through transformative technology and innovative online learning. It maintains a 95 percent graduation rate, along with a 100 percent pass rate on the Illinois principal’s exam. American College of Education is based in Chicago, Illinois. It currently serves online students in more than 36 states. American College of Education is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA). For more information about the American College of Education, visit