About Adult Education

FREE Adult Education helps New Mexicans:

  • Strengthen core academic skills
  • Earn a High School Equivalency Credential (HSE)
  • Learn English as a Second Language (ESL) and Civics
  • Use technology and navigate systems
  • Strengthen workplace readiness and “soft skills”
  • Transition to postsecondary education and training
  • Enter sustainable career pathways
  • Help children succeed, in and out of school

The New Mexico adult education system includes 26 subgrantee adult education programs across New Mexico, offering free instruction and training to eligible adults. It also includes 8 adult literacy programs that provide one-on-one and small group tutoring in reading and writing for adults. 


Directory of Local Adult Education Programs

State Office Contact Information:  Adult Education Division

Adult Education Fact Sheet 2019-2020

More information about the NMHED Adult Education Division

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