Adult Education

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The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, Adult Education Unit, promotes and supports free programs that help individuals over the age of 16 obtain basic academic and educational skills to be productive workers, family members, and citizens. Adult education classes provide a second opportunity for adult learners committed to improving their academic and career skills.

Adult education in North Dakota is based on and supported in the following philosophy:

  • All adults have the right to complete their education through the high school level.
  • All adults have the right to an education that enhances their ability to affect positive changes in their lives and for their family.
  • All adults have the right to obtain the life skill necessary to become self-sufficient and engaged community members.
We are very good at what we do - we boast an 89% GED pass rate!  Come see how we can help you earn your GED and increase your academic skills to achieve your personal goals!

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction receives federal funds under the Workforce Innovation & Opportunities Act, Or WIOA - Title II and state funds (NDCC 15.1-26) to support the operations and free programs of the Adult Learning Centers who serve individuals who: 

  • are at least 16 years of age;
  • are not enrolled in high school, do not have a high school diploma, or mandated by State Law;
  • may lack sufficient mastery of basic educational skills; and/or
  • cannot speak, read, or write the English language.

Services available in each Adult Learning Center include: reading/writing, science, social studies, math, digital literacy skills, English Language acquisition for adults who are unable to read, speak or write English, workplace and career planning and readiness, and GED® preparation and testing.

Should you not find what you need on this website, please contact Adult Education at 701-328-2393.  Our office is located on the 9th floor of the State Capitol and open 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday.