Graduate Certificate in Adult Basic Education
Hamline University

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Adult Basic Education program prepares educators to provide adults with the instruction needed to transition into educational or career opportunities and to thrive in their communities, allowing them to participate fully in community and economic life.  Educators provide GED/high school equivalency, ESL, basic skills improvement, digital literacy, career readiness, or other adult educational programming.  They will understand the field of adult education and its essential components: effective communication, numeracy, and literacy, and gain insight into the needs of adults for whom English is not their primary language and its implications on instruction.  Educators also learn how to design courses to meet a variety of learner backgrounds and needs and develop authentic assessment tools for academic and workplace settings.


  • Official transcript of a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 2.5 from a regionally-accredited college or university

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission