Adult Learners & GED Test Takers
Through its 37 service delivery areas, the Office of Adult Education (OAE) promotes and provides adult education programs throughout the state of Georgia. Literacy programs are available to adults needing basic, general, or specialized skills instruction. The Office of Adult Education facilitates collaboration among state and local entities to improve adult education efforts.
For adult learners looking to obtain their GED and the improved opportunities that follow, then the State of Georgia’s adult education programs can help to prove that “it’s a new day” for you.
In fact, last year, we enrolled some 100,000 students in adult education programs and 18,000 of those Georgians proudly obtained their GED, opening doors to increased earning potential, higher education, and better lives. Another 36,000 men and women enrolled in our English language programs.
Online Professional Learning Center (external link – USG)
Map of Adult Education Program Locations (external link – TCSG KMS)
Find an Adult Education Program Near you (PDF Document)Grant Program Support Coordinators
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The mission of the adult literacy programs is to enable every adult learner in Georgia to acquire the necessary basic skills — reading, writing, computation, speaking, and listening — to compete successfully in today’s workplace, strengthen family foundations, and exercise full citizenship.
The Office of Adult Education administers the GED Testing Program and awards the GED diploma to successful GED test takers. It also facilitates cooperation among state and local entities for the purpose of increasing and improving adult literacy efforts in Georgia. Therefore, the Office of Adult Education has two primary roles: it provides direct services through the service delivery areas and Georgia’s technical colleges, and it coordinates services with other organizations.
The Office of Adult Education’s vision is a “Fully Literate Georgia” whose workers are exceptionally well prepared to compete in the global marketplace. OAE envisions this “Fully Literate Georgia” emerging as a world leader in economic development, and in the provision of educational programs and services that are seamless in delivery, responsive to the individual needs of students, and designed to overcome barriers to educational access and improve the quality of life of Georgia’s citizens.