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Adult Basic Education Graduate Certificate


A bachelor's degree is required to register for these adult learning courses.

These adult education courses are also part of the online adult education and training master's degree. Most or all of these credits completed as part of this training program may be applied toward the degree after formal admission per University transfer policies. However, successful completion of the courses does not guarantee admission to the degree program.

Adult Basic Education Authorization (ABEA) for Colorado Educators

The four courses required for the online Graduate Certificate in Adult Basic Education also fulfill the Adult Basic Education Authorization (ABEA) requirements for educators in Colorado. The ABEA is issued through Educator Licensing at the Colorado Department of Education. In addition to coursework, the ABEA is obtained through documented evidence and demonstrated competency in foundational knowledge in the field of adult basic education and family literacy. Visit the CDE website for complete certification requirements.

EDAE 520: fulfills EDU 131
EDAE 530: fulfills EDU 133
EDAE 540: fulfills EDU134
EDAE 620: fulfills EDU 132

If you wish to only obtain your ABEA through the Colorado Department of Education, and not the certificate in adult basic education through CSU, you are still able to take courses to help you prepare. You can take any course in the program without seeking admission to the University, as long as you meet the course prerequisites.

All students completing the online Graduate Certificate in Adult Basic Education, regardless of residency, earn the graduate certificate from CSU. Non-Colorado residents needing authorization to practice adult basic education should check with their state’s Department of Education to see if these courses meet their requirements.