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Programs and Services

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

ABE services provide instruction in reading, writing, and math at grade-level equivalents up to eighth grade.

To find programs and classes go toFind Programs.

Distance Learning

The Distance Learning Project (DLP) is a statewide initiative that collaborates with agencies to provide distance learning opportunities for adult learners interested in preparing for the GED® tests, developing their workplace skills, and/or improving their reading, writing or math skills.

English Literacy/Civics Education

EL/Civics funding supports programs to teach English language instruction in the context of civics and citizenship goals.

Family Literacy

Family literacy programs address the literacy needs of all members of the family while promoting parents' involvement in their children's education. These programs integrate early childhood education and adult education in a unified program. The Pennsylvania Department of Education Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education administers the family literacy program through Pennsylvania's Adult Literacy Act 143.

GED® Tests Preparation

Instruction is available to prepare adults who do not have a high school diploma to take the GED® Tests to earn the Commonwealth Secondary Diploma.

To find programs and classes go to Find Programs.
For more GED® information go to Commonwealth Secondary School Information and GED® FAQs.
Request GED® transcripts: Click here to create and print a transcript request form

For additional information, please contact:

Division of Adult Education |
Pennsylvania Department of Education - Postsecondary and Adult Education
333 Market Street, 12th Fl | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717.787.5532 |