• Adult Basic Education Certificate

    Every adult should have access to the quality educational services necessary to participate fully in community and economic life.

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

    The need is greater than ever for highly-qualified educators to provide instruction to adults in GED/ high school equivalency, ESL, basic skills improvement, digital literacy, career readiness, and other adult educational programming. Hamline’s ABE Certificate program is the only one of its kind in the region, and its instructors are nationally-known leaders in adult learning, literacy, numeracy, and ESL.

    Why Hamline?

    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. 

    Program Overview

    Flexible Structure: Fully online with some on-campus course offerings
    Program Begins: Fall, spring, and summer terms
    Time to Complete: 12 months
    Curriculum: 12 credits (10 required and 2 elective)
    Cost: View current tuition rates

  • Learn More

    Contact a Graduate Admission counselor and request information to learn more about how you can pursue an Adult Basic Education Certificate.

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  • State Eligibility and Complaint Process

    State Eligibility

    Hamline University, like all higher education institutions, is required to obtain authorization from individual states to enroll students residing outside of Minnesota. Hamline can enroll students residing in most states, but please confirm whether your state is among the eligible states.  

    Complaint Process

    Hamline University is committed to providing outstanding online education. If you have a question, concern, or complaint about your online education experience at Hamline, please review our complaint process for online education at Hamline.

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    About the Program

    Provide instruction adults need to transition into educational or career opportunities and thrive in their communities.

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