AEL Logo_WebThe mission of Adult Education and Literacy and GED Preparation Program is to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to successfully take the GED exam. Students will receive skills in communication, information processing, critical thinking and reading, and problem solving. Emphasis is also placed on students entering the workplace or continuing in higher education.

Adult Education is a partnership of programs through Temple College that focuses on the adult student. It offers GED preparation, Literacy Development, and English as a Second Language proficiency classes at no cost to the students. The goal of the program is to assist adults in becoming productive, competent, and adaptable members of their global and highly technical society. Please contact the Adult Education office or stop by for a schedule of orientation dates and to learn more about how the program may suit your needs.

Contact AEL

Phone: 254-298-8620


The AEL programs are:

  • GED – General Educational Development diploma
  • ESL – English as a Second Language
  • Basic Skills Enhancement
  • Work Readiness/Workforce Preparation (TIESL)
  • Family Literacy
  • Distance Learning

Class/Program Information:

  • Classes are free of charge
  • Books and materials are provided to use in the classroom
  • Classes are self-paced
  • Classes meet during convenient daytime and evening hours at several convenient locations in the Central Texas area (24/7 on-line access for those students participating in our distance learning GED program)
  • Instructors work with students to identify and plan out their individual learning goals
  • Encouragement is provided throughout the program

Adult Education and Literacy classes promote effective instruction and enhanced program quality to help ensure that Central Texas residents will have an integrated adult literacy system, which assists learners in reaching their full potential and goals as individuals, parents, community members and workers.

Adult Education and Literacy addresses a variety of learner goals.  AEL helps learners to:

  • Attain employment and/or better their current employment
  • Achieve high school equivalency (GED)
  • Attain skills necessary to enter post-secondary education and training
  • Exit public welfare and become self-sufficient
  • Learn to speak and write the English language
  • Master basic academic skills to help their children succeed in school
  • Become U.S. citizens and participate in democratic society
  • Gain self-esteem, personal confidence and sense of personal and civic responsibility