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    Jun 25, 2024  
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Adult Basic Education Certificate

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As an Adult Basic Education (ABE) instructor, you are critical to providing the instruction adults need to transition into educational or career opportunities and to thrive in their communities.

ABE instructors are needed more than ever, whether providing GED/ high school equivalency, ESL, basic skills, improvement, digital literacy, career readiness, or other adult educational programming. Not only is Hamline’s program the only one of its kind in the region, but it is taught by nationally-known leaders  in adult learning, literacy, numeracy, and ESL.

With an ABE Certificate from Hamline, you will:

  • Understand the field of adult education and its essential components: effective communication, numeracy, and literacy.
  • Gain insight into the needs of adults for whom English is not their primary language and the implications on instruction.
  • Learn how to design courses to meet a variety of learner backgrounds and needs.
  • Develop authentic assessment tools for academic and workplace settings, including how to assess student progress in adult education programs.

Certificate Requirements

Elective Courses (2 credits)

  • Content course or courses in teaching math, reading, ESL, or science.
  • Co-sponsored courses offered in conjunction with Hamline’s ATLAS program (ABE Teaching and Learning System), such as Adult ESL Institute or STAR programs.

More Information

For more information contact the School of Education at 651-523-2600 or

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