Welcome to Adult Education

Adult Education
  • Adult Education provides academic instruction to adults (16 years of age and older) who are out of school. Students who attend want to increase their skills in order to obtain a job or job promotion; access vocational training; enter college; support their children in school; and/or become more active in their communities. Through Adult Education, students can upgrade their Reading, Math and Writing skills; increase their English language proficiency; prepare for the GED® or complete their credits to obtain a State of Delaware high school diploma. Programs are available through the traditional classroom format or through virtual instruction.

  • Public Notice

    Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act contains the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act. In this section of the plan, the Delaware Department of Education's Plan for providing the services outlined in the law is described. This revision contains updates from the original plan submitted in 2020.  These changes resulted from pandemic conditions, dramatic changes in the economy and job market as well as planned program improvements.   All revisions are an effort to better serve adult learners, job seekers and employers.  Please see the revised plan here.   If you have any comments or additional ideas, please contact me Maureen.Whelan@doe.k12.de.us.  I look forward to hearing from you.  The deadline for submissions to this mid-term State Plan is March 7, 2022.   Thank you.

    If you have any comments, please send them to:

    Maureen Whelan, Director of Adult and Prison Education Resources

    Delaware Department of Education

    35 Commerce Way

    Dover, Delaware 19904


    Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Adult Education Links

  • Contact Information:

    Adult and Prison Education Resources
    Delaware Department of Education
    35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
    Dover, DE 19904
    Maureen Whelan, Director
    Phone: 302-857-3340
    Fax: 302-739-1769
Last Modified on May 15, 2023