SOURCE: American College of Education

American College of Education

September 20, 2011 17:03 ET

American College of Education Collaborates With Barnes & Noble to Provide NOOK Color to Students

October, November Cohorts Enjoys Benefits of BYOT and New Degree Programs

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Sep 20, 2011) - American College of Education announces its partnership with Barnes & Noble to make the NOOK Color™ available for free to new students enrolling in its cohort of classes beginning October 17 and November 28, 2011. The distance learning college is also introducing four new master's degree concentrations for educators as part of its October schedule.

American College of Education students now have the opportunity to catch the "bring your own technology" (BYOT) trend for free. Those who enroll by October 10 and November 21 will have access to their online classes, discussion boards and videos through the NOOK Color. The College's students also become part of the Barnes & Noble Educator Program, receiving discounts and other resources. The tablet has over two million book selections with all the popular apps, a limitless library and 8GB of space.

"American College of Education understands the importance of BYOT as more and more school districts engage in some form of technology-based integration for students, curriculum and assessments," said Sandra J. Doran, J.D., president of American College of Education. "Our partnership with Barnes & Noble equips the in-service educators who comprise our student population with access to new technology in both their academic learning and teaching careers."

With the College's launch of four new degree programs, educators can also acquire advanced knowledge in subject areas essential to the P-12 student population: literacy, science, mathematics and digital learning.

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a Louisa Moats Literacy Concentration incorporates an affiliation with Sopris, a business unit of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. and the LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) program of the Louisa Moats Literacy Academy. The coursework prepares teachers to maximize student potential and impact reading results.

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a Sally Ride Science Teaching Concentration features a partnership with the Sally Ride Science Academy, founded by the former NASA astronaut. Educators learn techniques and best practices to expose students to the diversity of working in the science fields.

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a Concentration in Implementing K-6 Common Core Mathematics Standards trains educators to relate abstract mathematical principles to real-world applications for students.

The Master of Education In Curriculum and Instruction in Digital Learning & Teaching Concentration provides teachers with best practices in integrating technology in their classrooms to enhance student engagement.

For more information, visit American College of Education live chat or call 1-800.280.0307.

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About American College of Education
The mission of American College of Education is to deliver affordable, online degree programs that provide evidence-based content and relevant experiences to improve educators' knowledge, skills and performance. Based in Chicago, IL, American College of Education is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC/NCA).

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