Greetings from the Provost

Dear Educators,

For nine weeks during March, April, and May, Acacia University provided more than 100 opportunities for educators to attend free presentations and sessions addressing needs of teachers during the implementation of online learning. Although these free sessions have ended, our Acacia YouTube channel has several free videos we are sharing to support your teaching/learning and to help you continue to adapt to the Covid19 pandemic educational needs.

Acacia University is a different type of learning environment featuring extensive collaboration in professional virtual learning communities.  Our students extend their skills, reignite their excitement and enthusiasm for education, and build their capacities for new educational positions. Our professors and learning coaches are specifically trained and skilled to mentor and guide you as you stretch your thinking, build understanding, and enhance your professional practice.

Whether you are in a master’s or doctoral program or would like to continue your professional growth in one of our professional development courses or certificate programs, you will find our courses energizing and helpful to you no matter what type of educational position you have.  We partner with Cognia, Inc. to provide the International Teaching Certification program and are pleased to provide services globally. Since education is all we do, Acacia works hard to do it better than anyone else!

We look forward to seeing you in class soon!  All application information is online and classes start five times per year.  Life-long learning is the mission of Acacia University.  Join now to envision the possibilities for your career.


Marilynn D. Henley, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Services

Professional Development

Acacia offers professional development for schools or individuals on a variety of topics.

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A Superior Education at an Affordable Price

All degree programs are affordable, convenient, relevant, research-based and online.

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Is Acacia Right for You?

Teaching and learning are our passions!  Since the field of education is the only focus, we spend all of our time making sure we do it right. We are looking for devoted educators that feel the same way.

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You CAN Succeed!

We will help you succeed.  Instructors and Acacia staff take a personal interest in your work and success from the time you apply to completion of your degree.

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We Ignite Your Passion

Acacia University seeks educators who strive to learn, grow, and make a difference in education. Our professors and instructors inspire learning and support you in all classes.

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Relevant to your Work

Whether you are a new teacher or an experienced teacher, in most classes you learn while you work and demonstrate skills on the job.

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What Teachers and Administrators Say About Acacia

  • The education faculty is so committed to student success. They were accessible all the time, experts in the field, and really want you to succeed. Acacia University offers the best of both worlds, a name you can trust and a quality education that is accessible anywhere in the world.

    Rebecca McLendon5th Grade Teacher
  • My journey so far with Acacia University has been an exceptionally rewarding and life changing experience. I have been immensely inspired by the most incredible team of instructors, whose consistent care, kindness, support, encouragement, patience, extraordinarily immaculate feedback, and motivating mentorship can never be overstated.

    Aliki Constantinou2016 Graduate of the Year
  • Acacia’s expertise, especially in terms of standards-based work and online learning, is outstanding. Both of the academic partners have experience in schools, districts, and state departments of education. They were instrumental in getting the state of Arizona onboard with quality learning, continuous improvement, and best-practice instructional strategies.

    Dr. David HurstVice President for Accreditation, AdvancED

What Makes Acacia a Best Choice

Acacia University is redefining education. Our mission is to deliver degree programs of the highest quality through innovative forms of distance learning.

Many schools mandate weekly attendance, campus residency, inflexible program requirements, and term schedules. Not Acacia University! We can help you balance your educational needs and career demands with your needs for personal and family time.

We invite you to compare the total cost of an Acacia University master's degree with the costs at other universities. When making your comparisons, be sure to consider the following costs:

  • Tuition cost per credit
  • Number of credits required for the degree
  • Registration, technology, and graduation fees
  • Textbooks
  • Travel expenses and other costs to physically attend classes, special sessions, or residency requirements

Acacia University uses e-textbooks in many courses. There is no additional cost for these e-textbooks

Acacia courses are 100% online. Attend class from the comfort of your own home, at times that are convenient for you.