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American College of Education

Postgraduate Certificate Online
9 months
5100 USD/full
5100 USD/full
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This Certificate in Higher Education program at the American College of Education is designed for students wishing to learn more about the key areas of higher education.

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Students in this Certificate in Higher Education program at the American College of Education  will learn about relevant higher education topics that will allow them to advance their knowledge and career in higher education.

Key Features

  • Flexible: Study on your schedule. Our online format allows you to plan your coursework around your life.
  • Comprehensive Approach: You will study diverse areas in higher education: governance, student affairs, resource management, and relevant issues.
  • Transferable: If you choose to continue your education, you can apply most of the credits earned in this certificate program toward our M.Ed. in Higher Education and get your degree faster.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Adult Learning
  • Evaluating Instructional Programs
  • Law, Compliance, and Governance in Higher Education
  • Budgeting and Resource Management in Higher Education
  • Student Affairs
  • Issues in Higher Education

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines




18 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree   
  • Minimum grade point average cumulative 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for full admission
  • Number of courses per certificate restricted
  • Transcripts that are international and/or not in English must be evaluated through an NACES-recommended agency.
  • Texas applicants may only submit evaluations from agencies approved by the Texas Education Agency.
  • International applicants must request the course-by-course evaluation. The evaluation report must show that the non-U.S. education is equivalent to the education/accreditation level required for the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5100 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5100 USD for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
  • National

    5100 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5100 USD for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.


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