Get information about Adult and Continuing Education classes and enroll in a program that is right for you. The Department plays a significant role as a major contributor to Adult Education policy and has influenced policy development on equality of access to education, professionalisation of the sector, lifelong learning, and recognition of prior learning.
Applicants should have two years of experience designing and delivering learning experiences for adults which could include adult learning that occurs in workplaces, community organizations, civil society groups, international development, and government services, to name a few.
We offer not only Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Adult Education (GAE), and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, but we also offer business computer classes, computer assisted instruction, conversational Spanish classes, GED preparation, the W.A.G.E. program, the Career Readiness Certificate, and more!
The mission of the Adult Education Division of the City Colleges of Chicago is to provide educational programs that help adults become literate, learn English as a second language, obtain a GED® credential, and gain the knowledge, skills and guidance necessary for transition to college and career pathways.
This practitioner-oriented master’s degree prepares individuals interested in working with adult learners in a variety of fields, including but not limited to continuing professional education, corporate training and development, postsecondary education, government, non-profit organizations, human services, the military, and adult basic education.