Adult Education


What is Adult Education?
The purpose of the Adult Education Program is to inspire and enable all adults, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Adults enroll to seek employment, advance on the job, pursue a college education, and/or for personal enrichment. All classes and instructional materials used in the classroom are also available free of charge. Classes are available in Navarro, Ellis, Freestone and Limestone Counties.

The program offers:

  • Basic reading, writing and mathematics classes.
  • General Educational Development (GED) preparation class.
  • English as a second language class.
  • Individual educational counseling and career planning.
  • As an Adult Education student, you can:

Work at your own pace
Experience one-to-one instruction from a qualified Instructor
Receive confidential educational counseling and assistance


Adult Basic Education (ABE)

ABE is a program that provides instruction for adults whose ability to compute, speak, read, or write the English language only at or below the ninth grade level substantially impairs their ability to find or retain employment commensurate with their real ability. The instruction is designed to help adults by:

  • Increasing their independence.
  • Increasing opportunities for more productive and profitable employment.
  • Making them better able to meet adult responsibilities.


Adult Secondary Education (ASE)

ASE is a program that provides academic preparation for GED testing to individuals. GED preparation classes provide a means for determining the edcational level of adults who did not complete a formal high school education. Courses included curriculum in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. Flexible class hours and locations make this program accessible to most individuals’ busy schedules. A certificate of high school equivalency may be issued to adults who successfully complete the GED examination, verifying that the holder has demonstrated a level of eduational competence equivalent to that of a high school graduate.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL is a program for those limited English proficient students who have a focus on improving English communication skills such as speaking, reading, writing, and listening. ESL classes are free of charge for out-of-school adults. These classes are made to help improve fluency, pronunciation, and to expand vocabulary.

Classes & Test Information


GED Classes

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a Texas Resident
  • Persons 18 years or older not currently enrolled in high school
  • Persons 17 years old must have a completed youth packet and official withdraw from last school attended on file.
  • Persons 16 years old must have a completed youth packet, an official withdraw from last school attended on file, and an original court order
  • Must attend orientation session prior to attending class

ESL Classes

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a Texas Resident
  • Must be 18 years or older not currently enrolled in high school
  • Must attend orientation session prior to attending class

Click here for GED Testing information

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Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Employment Opportunities
Part-Time Instructors & Part-Time Instructor Aides positions are available in Navarro, Ellis, Limestone, and Freestone Counties. For a current listing, please visit:

Requirements for Instructors:

  • Bachelors Degree Required
  • Teacher Certification Preferred

Requirements for Aides:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

Online: Human Resources Application for Employment

Volunteer Opportunities
If you are interested in volunteering for the Adult Education program, please contact us today.

Navarro College
Adult Education Department
3200 W. 7th Avenue
Corsicana, TX 75110
Gooch One-Stop Student Center – Lower level – Room 113
(903) 875-7464 or 1-800-NAVARRO (x7464)


Navarro College Adult Education
3200 W. 7th Ave
Corsicana, TX 75110
Toll Free: 1-800-NAVARRO (x7464)
Fax: (903) 875-7466

Leslie Hayes

Sherry Smith
(903) 875-7451

Thelma Johnson
Administrative Assistant
(903) 875-7464

The Navarro College Adult Education Department is located on the Corsicana Campus in the Gooch One Stop Student Center, lower level, Room 113.