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Adult Education
  • As Delaware continues to try to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Delaware Department of Education is modifying how it provides support to its customers. Those seeking help from department staff are encouraged to first call or email for assistance. If an in-person meeting is needed, the department will schedule an appointment. This is an effort to limit the number of people coming and going from offices, reduce gatherings of people and support social distancing.

    General questions (302) 735-4000 DDOE@doe.k12.de.us
    Licensure/certification (302) 857-3388 Deeds.Mailbox@doe.k12.de.us
    Charter School Office (302) 735-4020 infosco@doe.k12.de.us
    DEEDs Early Learning (302) 735-4295 DeedsEarlyLearning@doe.k12.de.us
    Higher Education Office (302) 735-4120 DHEO@doe.k12.de.us
    Child Nutrition Office (302) 857-3356  

    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.

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  • 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 October 17, 2022