Adult Education - GED Classes

Adult Education Program

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The Adult Education program is a nonprofit program to assist individuals who have discontinued public education enrollment or who did not have a high school diploma when their high school class graduated. Adults who need to improve academic skills for work or college enrollment as well as gain basic job skills for employment purposes are also eligible to enroll. Today most jobs and postsecondary education programs require a high school diploma or equivalent to enroll. Classes are offered FREE OF CHARGE on the Wallace State campus and at affiliated sites throughout Cullman, Blount, Morgan, and Winston counties. Adult Education Flyer

Wallace State offers these Adult Education services both in class and online:

  • Academic Assessment: All adult education students will be administered a nationally recognized    standardized assessment to determine academic strengths and weaknesses. Results will also be used by the teacher to develop the student's individualized instructional plan.

  • Adult Basic Education Classes: Reading, writing, and computing mathematically for learners functioning at or below the 8.9 grade equivalency.

  • Transition Programs: Instruction specifically designed to prepare adult learners to enter postsecondary education, higher education, training programs, and/or to improve their employability.

  • GED Preparation Classes: Reading, writing, computing mathematically, social studies, science, literature, and the arts for learners functioning at the 9.0 –12.9 grade equivalency to prepare them to earn the State of Alabama High School Equivalency Diploma.

  • College Preparatory Classes: Remedial instruction in the areas of reading, writing, and computing mathematically that is designed to prepare learners who are high school graduates, but performing below the 12.9 grade equivalency.

  • Workplace Education: Workplace education programs shall provide the opportunity to build the capacity for the teaching of literacy skills in the technologically sophisticated workplace.

  • English Literacy/Civics Education Classes: Classes providing integrated English literacy and civics education services to immigrants and other limited English proficient populations so that they may effectively participate in the education, work, and civic opportunities of this country.

FREE English as a Second Language (ESL) and English Language Learner (ELL) Classes are also available.

Quality of Instruction

The Wallace State Adult Education program uses up-to-date, high quality, and high tech study materials. Labs are equipped with state-of-the-art computers and learning software to help students achieve goals. The instructors are experienced professionals dedicated to helping students succeed. 

Free Materials

All classes and materials are free. The program is funded through federal, state, and local grants and operates under the guidelines of the Alabama Community College System/Adult Education Division and the Office of Vocational and Adult Education. Therefore, materials, classroom supplies, and instructors are provided to students at no cost. 

Class Times and Locations

Classes are offered day and evening on campus at WSCC and off campus at work sites, career centers, churches, public service agencies, correctional facilities, and rehabilitation centers throughout Cullman, Blount, southeastern Morgan, and Winston counties. 


Students must be at least 17 years old and not enrolled in a K-12 program to register with the Adult Education Program. This program offers open enrollment throughout the year. Orientation is offered several times throughout each week, and required to start the program. 

Get started today! Call 256-352-8078 or toll free 1-866-350-9722 ext. 8078 to sign up for an orientation center and classes near you. 

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Adult Education - GED Classes

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