The Adult Education and Literacy program offers preparation classes for adults who want to take the Missouri high school equivalency exam. Students must be 17 years old or older and not enrolled in school. If English is not your first language, you must be able to read at a fifth grade level or higher to enroll in HiSET classes. Career Pathways is a program that empowers students to receive Adult Education & Literacy services, workforce preparation activities, and a training certification concurrently. Workforce preparation activities may include, but are not limited to, employability skills, resume building, interviewing techniques and learning about soft skills.
The Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL) administers programs that help adults get the basic skills they need including reading, writing, math, English language proficiency, and problem-solving to be productive workers, family members, and citizens.. Our office provides funds to states for adult education and literacy programs. Students must be 16 year of age or older. 16 and 17 year olds are required to bring a letter signed by the principal or superintendent of the school they last attended indicating they are no longer enrolled and granting permission to attend Adult Education and Literacy classes.
Adult Literacy Education (ALE) is a new online, peer-reviewed, themed research journal published by Proliteracy twice a year. The new editors are Alisa Belzer, Rutgers University, Amy D. Rose, Northern Illinois University, and Heather Brown, University of North Carolina – Charlotte. The journal’s mission is to publish research on adult basic and secondary education and transitions to college and career programs. It informs practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and funders about best practices in adult literacy, numeracy, and English language education in publicly funded, community and volunteer-based programs.