LINCS Online Courses

LINCS Learning Portal

NEW - Access online professional development opportunities at the LINCS Learning Portal.

LINCS has a number of self-paced online courses for adult education practitioners.  These courses are available for use anytime, anywhere on the LINCS Learning Portal.  We will be adding new courses periodically, so be sure to sign up for the LINCS Community to receive announcements on new professional development materials.

Adult Career Pathways

The Adult Career Pathways courses are developed for state and local adult education providers to deliver programs that help low-skilled adults succeed in postsecondary education and employment. Topics include Building Strategic Partnerships, Developing Effective Bridge Programs, Designing Contextualized Instruction, Integrating Career Counseling and Planning, and Engaging Employers in Adult Career Pathways. Access these courses through the LINCS Learning Portal.


The ELL-U courses consist of five on-demand, self-paced online learning modules tailored to meet the needs of educators working with English Language Learners.

Learning to Achieve

There are currently three self-paced online learning modules under Learning to Achieve: Learning Disabilities and Accommodations, Learning Disabilities and English Language Learners, and Learning Disabilities and Neuroscience.

LINCS Science Courses

The LINCS Resource Collection team is developing a suite of Science Courses that will help teachers use Science in Adult Education classrooms. Each self-paced online course is free, includes multimedia activities, and will provide participants with a certificate upon completion. Access these courses through the LINCS Learning Portal.

Engaging Adult Learners in Science: The purpose of this course is to introduce ABE and ASE instructors to the relevance and importance of science in the ABE/ASE classroom and how to incorporate scientific practices.

Scientific Practices in Context: Curricular Planning and Lesson Development: This course builds on the first science course, Engaging Adult Learners in Science, and focuses on curriculum design and lesson planning and development within the context of an adult education science unit.

Project-Based Science Instruction for Career Preparation: This course connects scientific practices to science content and the use of science in adults' daily lives, especially in work and career-related contexts.

LINCS Technology and Learning Course

The Integrating Technology in the Adult Education Classroom course is designed for instructors who are at the beginner/intermediate level of knowledge of technology tools and technology integration in the classroom. This course examines the why, how, and what questions for integrating technology in the adult education classroom.  This course takes approximately 4 hours to complete. Access this courses through the LINCS Learning Portal.

Teaching Adults to Read

A series of five Teaching Adults to Read online, self-paced LINCS courses are available for adult educators who would like to learn more about teaching the components of reading: Alphabetics, Fluency,Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Assessment Strategies and Reading Profiles.

Understanding and Applying Research in the Classroom: A Guide for Today's Educators

The purpose of this course is to provide educators with the knowledge and tools necessary to make informed decisions that will positively affect their students. This course is based on the publication "What is Scientifically Based Research? Using Research and Reason in Education".