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American College of Education

November 11, 2010 10:11 ET

American College of Education Honors Veterans in Its Online Master's in Education Program

American College of Education Veterans Are Featured on College Website

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - November 11, 2010) - American College of Education honors its military students this Veteran's Day by featuring several of its students who are now serving in America's classrooms. American College of Education accepts the GI Bill with a tuition that is actually below the maximum allowed by the VA. This ensures that veterans will not have to bear any of the cost of receiving an online master's degree in education. Veteran Affairs Secretary James Peake stated that "We have a collective obligation to extend opportunities to the men and women who volunteer to bravely serve in today's military and to defend the freedoms we so enjoy."

American College of Education student Denise Kemp is second grade teacher at Northwest Elementary School in Pikeville, NC and Air Force Reserve member. Kemp says, "I decided to go into teaching because my favorite part of being a supervisor in the military was training airmen how to do their job. My daughter's 4th grade teacher also was part of my decision making. She was such a good role model and teacher. So I decided to get my Master's of Elementary Education while I was in the military."

David Starr, an American College of Education Curriculum and Instruction student, teaches kindergarten through fifth grade at Parkside Elementary School in Normal, IL. He was a member of the Illinois Army National Guard for 8 years and served in the infantry. After a tour in Germany to support 9/11 operations, David also spent a year in Louisiana training troops for Afghanistan and Iraq operations. When asked why he chose teaching, David responded, "Desire to shape young minds." David is working on his online master's degree in education and says, "I have been exposed to new ideas that I have implemented in the classroom. I have been more focused on research-based theories and practices."

"I went into teaching because I wanted help students reach their full potential. Just as I had those teachers who inspired me growing, I wanted to inspire and help those students in today's generation," says Mark Osenko, US History teacher at Read School in Bridgeport, CT. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1998-2002, and was stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA with the Second Battalion Fifth Marines.

Mark was referred by a friend to American College of Education. After checking out the website and learning about what the college has to offer, he enrolled. "I find myself recommending it to other teachers who are looking to get a Master's Degree," adds Mark.

Veterans who have chosen to serve this country again in America's classrooms are now assured access to online accredited affordable master's degrees in education and online programs that can be fully reimbursed by the Post 9/11 GI Bill. American College of Education is dedicated to helping veteran's begin their online master's degree in education and is honored to be a top choice by American's veterans. 

"American College of Education understands the obligation that all of us have to our veterans and our master's degree programs online fit perfectly into a veteran's life and budget. We are very proud to partner with the VA to provide quality, affordable accredited affordable master's degrees and online programs," said Dr. Jeri Nowakowski, President at American College of Education. "And because all of our courses are offered exclusively online, our master's degree programs are ideal for veterans and active duty service members," she added.

About American College of Education

American College of Education is solely dedicated to providing educators the most affordable, high-quality online master's degree programs in education. The College's vision is to dramatically improve student performance by enhancing the instructional effectiveness of teachers through transformative technology and innovative online learning. American College of Education is based in Chicago, Illinois. It currently serves online students nationally and internationally. 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 American College of Education, visit

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