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Adult Education

Earn Your GED/Arkansas High School Diploma
 - Free GED Arkansas High School Classes      - Open Enrollment
 - Textbooks Furnished in Classroom                -  Register for free Monday—Tuesday
 - Start Classes Immediately                              -  Free Testing
 - Day and Night GED classes

Requirements

Program applicants must be 18 years of age, provide a picture identification (such as Arkansas Driver’s License), complete the official registration form, and complete the entrance test.
 
Testing (which is also free) is necessary and is used to let the prospective student know his current educational level and class placement. The recommended passing level for the GED/Arkansas High School diploma is grade 8 and the fifth month. Reviews for the GED diploma begin at the student’s level (whether it is 8.5 or above or below that point). GED testing guidelines may be found at http://ace.arkansas.gov/ged.htm. Free testing also includes the pre-GED and GED tests.

The GED credential is based on five tests which cover reading, writing, social studies, science, and mathematics. The tests also measure communication, information processing, problem solving, and critical-thinking skills. The GED tests are a nationally recognized measure of high school knowledge and skills.

Qualified instructors are utilized in all GED classes and other course offerings. Instructors must have a current Arkansas Teacher’s License and must hold the minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Education. Most current instructors have Master’s degrees in Adult Education and public school teaching experience.

Persons interested in more information on testing requirements for the GED test may visit http://ace.arkansas.gov/ged/faq.htm.


Other Classes Taught

English as a Second Language (ESL)
English as a Second Language is the study of conversational English for students who primarily speak another language.

Workforce Alliance for Growth in the Economy (WAGE)
Workforce Alliance for Growth in the Economy (WAGE) emphasizes job skills, resume preparation, and job hunting. The student must be a high school graduate. 

Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy is an introduction to computers course which teaches basic skills, how to use the Internet, and the use of Windows and the mouse.

Keyboarding 
A keyboarding tutorial is also available to help the student learn to type and build speed and accuracy. Also available are a Math Review and an English Review. The math review includes the study of basic math skills, problem solving, and basic algebra. The Adult Education English review includes the study of grammar, spelling, sentences, parts of speech, and writing essays.  


Locations: 

Faculty and Staff 

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Full-time GED program
Monday thru Friday 
8 a.m., 1 p.m., 5 p.m.
197 Dawson –Hicks Building
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
 
Department of Workforce Services
Call 870-575-8202 For Schedule of GED classes
Regency Square
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
GED Classes: Tuesday & Thursday
8 a.m. to 12 Noon
Program Director
Linda Kittler

Administrative Assistant
Karla Wilson

Paraprofessional 
Ruby Taylor

Instructors
Carolyn Boren
Leah Irvin
Patsy Strode
Debbie Clark (GED)
Janis Lovell (GED/ESL) 
Kathy Varnell (GED)

Contact:

Adult Education Department
Linda Kittler, Director | kittlerl@uapb.edu 
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Mail Slot 4957
Pine Bluff, AR 71601

Phone: (870) 534-0749
FAX: 870-575-4697