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About the Adult Education Degree and Credentialing Programs Portal

COABE in partnership with American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, the American Institutes for Research, the Coalition of Lifelong Learning Organizations, the National Adult Educational Professional Development Consortium, and TESOL International Association, bring you the Adult Education Degree and Credentialing Programs Portal.

The Adult Education Degree and Credentialing Programs Portal initiative is made possible through generous funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

The Portal connects you with higher education degree programs in adult education that best meet your professional learning needs. Applicants and graduates can find program information from across the country, write reviews, and rate what they like best about each program. Degree program coordinators can add and update information about their program offerings, feature their programs, and participate as guest discussants on topics of interest to adult education practitioners.



Learn more about our partners

The mission of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) is to provide leadership for the field of adult and continuing education by expanding opportunities for adult growth and development; unifying adult educators; fostering the development and dissemination of theory, research, information, and best practices; promoting identity and standards for the profession; and advocating relevant public policy and social change initiatives.
AIR is one of the world's largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. For us, making the world a better place is not wishful thinking. It is the goal that drives us. Founded in 1946 as a not-for-profit organization, we conduct our work with strict independence, objectivity and non-partisanship. Learn more about our history. The intellectual diversity of our 1,800 employees enables us to bring together experts from many fields in the search for innovative answers to challenges that span the human life course.
The Coalition of Lifelong Learning Organizations (COLLO) was started decades ago as a coalition of organizations working to advance adult and lifelong learning. We have brought together leaders of these organizations to advance knowledge, find common ground, and take collective action to benefit adult learners in areas like access, cost, and removal of barriers to participation in education at all levels.
The National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium will advance the leadership of state staff in adult education throughout the states and territories so that every program will be of quality and excellence as we together increase literacy and prepare adults for success as contributing members of our society through work, community and family; and, will be the leading voice in adult education for the nation.
TESOL is an international association of professionals advancing the quality of English language teaching through professional development, research, standards, and advocacy.