Adult Education - Learn More, Earn More!
Programs and Services
Description of Services
Over 100 programs statewide provide a range of free or low cost services, such as:
- Adult Basic Education (ABE) – Help adults improve their reading, writing and mathematics skills for people below the ninth grade level.
- Adult Secondary Education (ASE) – Help learners achieve the education needed to obtain a high school equivalency credential and transition to college, training and/or employment.
- ASE options include:
- Remediation - You have your high school diploma but need to improve your reading, writing or math skills.
- High School Equivalency (HSE) – Instruction that prepares you to take and pass a high school equivalency test such as the GED®. Get more information about the GED test and GED to School program. (*Warning Regarding Misleading GED® Claims - The State of Michigan GED® diploma cannot be obtained through the internet. Passing the GED® tests usually requires extensive preparation. Tests are administered only at Pearson Vue® Testing Centers under the direction of Person Vue® and the GED Testing Service.)
- High School Completion (HSC) – Only need a few credits to earn your high school diploma? HSC allows you to earn high school credit and obtain an adult education high school diploma.
- ASE options include:
- English Language Acquisition (ELA) – Help non-native speakers improve their English skills to be able to further their education, help their children with schoolwork and activities, obtain training and employment.
- Integrated ELA and Civics Education (IELCE) – Assists non-native speakers to improve their English skills while learning how to become an effective parent, citizen, and worker.
- Literacy Councils – Provide one-on-one tutoring for a range of academic levels, but usually for adults who have very low-level reading and math skills.
Programs by County
Select a region for a listing by county for adult education program services near you and begin to unlock your dreams!
Region 1: Alger, Baraga, Chippewa, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Luce, Mackinac, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon, and Schoolcraft counties.
Region 2: Emmet, Charlevoix, Antrim, Leelanau, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Manistee, Wexford, and Missaukee counties.
Region 3: Cheboygan, Presque Isle, Otsego, Montmorency, Alpena, Crawford, Oscoda, Alcona, Roscommon, Ogemaw, and Iosco counties.
Region 4: Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola and Ottawa counties.
Region 5: Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Midland, Isabella, and Saginaw counties.
Region 6: Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair and Tuscola, counties.
Region 7: Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties.
Region 8: Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren counties.
Region 9: Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe and Washtenaw counties.
Region 10: Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.
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Need further assistance?
Please call 517-335-5858 if you have any questions or need assistance finding the adult education services you need.