WHO WE ARE
Essential Education has helped millions of people take the steps towards a brighter future by creating resources designed specifically for adult educators and learners. We do this by listening to educators like you, then building innovative solutions to help you succeed in the classroom. We help students understand why they are learning what they are learning while adapting to a level of understanding that’s not intimidating. From Adult Basic Education and High School Equivalency to College and Workforce Readiness, we are your source for quality adult education.
ADULT BASIC EDUCATION
For many adults, learning is hard. They struggle with connecting abstract academic content with real-life scenarios. Our Adult Basic Education courses – TABE 11/12 Academy and CASAS GOALS Academy – focus on contextualizing lessons so that students can see the bigger picture of why they are learning what they are learning. When students can see the bigger picture, it keeps them engaged and coming back.
HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY
A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't work for most adult learners. Because of this, teachers often struggle to create a learning plan that will fit various needs. Our High School Equivalency courses – GED Academy™, HiSET Academy®, and TASC Academy – pinpoint the missing skills and then create a unique learning plan for each student, all while giving teachers the resources they need to make sure every student is successful.
Many adults lack the basic life skills to help them be successful in today's workforce. Designed to support Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) initiatives, our Workforce Readiness courses – Computer Essentials, Work Essentials, and Money Essentials – address key areas to help students become confident and successful students and employees. Through real-life scenarios, students will develop essential skills for critical thinking, problem solving, research, and decision making that are required in today's workforce.
Many adults entering community college or technical schools require developmental education courses. This can be discouraging for students. Our College Readiness course – College Essentials – is perfectly aligned with the Accuplacer College Placement test and is designed to eliminate the need for these developmental education courses.
Teaching adults is one of the hardest jobs there is. Our Professional Development Series courses – Identifying and Remediating Reading Skill Difficulties, Motivating the Adult Learner, and Blended Learning in Adult Education – identify common obstacles teacher face in the adult education classroom. We combine direct instruction with situational learning so teachers not only understand key ideas, but are able to immediately implement them into their classroom.