Welcome to Adult & Prison Education Resources

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.

    The mission of Prison Education is to offer a quality adult education program that will provide an educational foundation to enable offenders to be productive workers, family members, and citizens while incarcerated and upon release from prison. Programs are offered at Baylor Women's Correctional Institution (BWCI), Howard R. Young Correctional Institution (HRYCI), James T. Vaughn Correctional Center (JTVCC), and at Sussex Correctional Institution (SCI). Programming includes academics, vocational training and life skills for successful re-entry back into their communities upon release.

    Private business and trade schools are educational institutions privately owned and operated for profit or nonprofit by an owner, partnership, or corporation offering business or trade and industrial courses usually associated with business training schools, trade schools or specialized skill training schools.  Applications for an initial certificate of approval to conduct a private business and trade school, and for annual renewal of such certifications, shall be made on forms approved by the Department of Education.  This website contains helpful information and all applicable forms for anyone interested in this initiative.

    Delaware Department of Education serves as a State Approving Agency (SAA) for the Department of Veterans Affairs to grant approval and supervision of programs of education and training under the GI Bill.  The agency is under annual contract with the US Department of Veteran Affairs to provide for these services ensuring that veterans and other eligible persons have access to high quality programs of education and training.

  • Contact Information:
    Adult and Prison Education Resources
    Delaware Department of Education
    35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
    Dover, DE 19901
    Maureen Whelan, Director
    Phone: 302-857-3340
    Fax: 302-739-1770