Adult Basic Education (ABE) Certificate

Every adult should have access to the quality education services necessary to participate fully in community and economic life. 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. Hamline's certificate is the only one of its kind in the region, taught by nationally known leaders in adult learning, literacy, numeracy, and ESL.

Adult Basic Education Certificate frequently asked questions

Are my courses online or on-campus? Online
When can I start this certificate? Intro classes are offered in fall, spring, and summer terms
What is the typical time to complete this certificate? One year
How many credits do I have to take? 12 credits
How many courses is the certificate? Five courses. See course details.
How much does it cost? Your cost is calculated by the number of credits you take. For more information on the cost of tuition, see the School of Education and Leadership tuition page.

You can apply your certificate toward a master’s degree

Enrolling in a certificate program is a great way to experience what the master's programs at Hamline are like and take care of your electives. With the Adult Basic Education Certificate, you'll earn credits that you can apply toward a Hamline master's degree in education, or master’s in teaching (initial licensure), or an additional license in adult basic education.