Non-Degree Studies Program

Many learners enter studies not intending to obtain a new degree, but rather to enhance personal and professional knowledge. You may want to advance in your present career, acquire the background to make a career change, or make up academic deficiencies before entering a degree program. Other learners may need to earn professional development credits for satisfying district or state requirements.

If you want to take a course or two and begin your own exploration, Acacia University is the school for you. You will receive the same help and one-on-one support from our staff as our degree-seeking learners.

If you later decide to seek a degree and apply for admission to a degree program, your non-degree study credits will be evaluated and may be applied, if appropriate, to the degree requirements. As many as 9 credits may be transferred into a degree program

Courses available for Non-Degree Studies

EDC500 Power Strategies for Effective Teaching
EDC510 Power Strategies for Classroom Assessment
EDC540 Classroom Management
EDC550 Child and Adolescent Development
EDC560 Curriculum and Assessment
EDC570 Special Needs Students
EDA549 Principles of School Leadership and Management
EDA559 Education Law
EDA569 Education Finance

Click here to download the Catalog and Student Handbook with detailed descriptions of each course in the program.


All Master's Level Courses are $225 per credit

The cost for a single 3-credit graduate level course is $675.00.


Official Transcript Fee $10
Returned Check Fee $20

Payment Policies

Tuition and fees are payable at the time of registration for each course. Students will not receive Official Grade Reports, or transcripts until all financial obligations have been met. Students who have outstanding financial obligations to Acacia University will not be permitted to register for future courses unless special arrangements have been approved through the Finance Office.

Students may pay by check, money order, wire transfer, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). International students must pay with U.S. currency. Students whose employers will be invoiced for tuition shall submit a billing authorization form prior to the second week of class in lieu of course payment.

Military tuition assistance (TA) students may be eligible for a deferral of tuition once their DA 2171 Form has been completed, authorized, and received by Acacia University.

Veteran’s Affairs Educational Benefits
In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679(e), Acacia University adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post-9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from VA. Acacia University will not:

  • Prevent the student’s enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
  • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional resources) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Produce the VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) by the first day of class;
  • Provide a written request to be certified;
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Next Steps

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We look forward to you joining Acacia University.