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ABE/GED Instructor Qualifications


  1. Master’s Degree in Education, Adult Education, or in a related field and
  2. Two years experience teaching basic skills (reading, writing, and/or math) to undereducated, at-risk, and multi-cultural adult or high-school populations and
  3. Have basic computer literacy skills


  • Degree in Adult Education, Special Education, English, Reading, Social Science, Math, Developmental Education
  • C-Best or an equivalent exam in Reading, Writing, and Math
  • Experience with Oregon Adult Basic Skills Learning Standards or other learning standards.

For Spanish GED® Instruction – Demonstrated Competency Requires

  • Masters Degree in any field
  • Native or near-native fluency in Spanish
  • 2 years of experience teaching academic subjects in Spanish

Possible Additional Requirements

Other specialized skills may be required according to ABE site and level needs. These requirements may also include:

  • Learning disabilities background
  • Reading instruction certificate, endorsement and /or significant course work
  • Course work in second language acquisition

Approved: April 2016

ABE/GED® Instructor Qualifications prior to April 2016

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