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178 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Fax: 612-624-3377

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Adult Basic Education (ABE) Licensure

The adult basic literacy license is a teaching license that will allow you to teach adults in public school community education programs. A 24-semester credit teaching license is available for those who wish to teach adult literacy but do not have an elementary or secondary teaching license. All coursework may be applicable to each of the graduate degrees in adult education. Also available is a 12-semester credit endorsement option for licensed teachers.

There are currently three routes for becoming licensed to teach adults.

Program Coordinator

Dr. Cathy Twohig
If you have any questions about ABE licensure or to need to schedule an appointment, please email Dr. Twohig at

Revised October 2, 2012


Applications are due:

February 1 for summer session admission.

June 1 for fall semester admission.

October 1 for spring semester admission.

Online application and instructions

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