Advancing Innovation in Adult Education: Explore

The Gallery of Practices provides profiles of innovative practices in adult education. Explore the profiles to learn about innovative features and how these practices are implemented in adult education programs. The profiles included in the Gallery of Practices are being recognized by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education as part of a five-year project to identify and highlight innovation in the field. The Gallery of Practices will be updated as additional practices are recognized.

Secondary Credentialing Practices

The following practices illustrate innovative approaches for adults to attain a secondary credential while developing career-readiness skills, earning college credits, or obtaining an occupational certificate in a career pathway. Explore the gallery to learn more about each of the practices. 

Practice: Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training Program (IBEST)
Program & Location: Pima Community College | Tucson, AZ 

Practice: Integrated High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) Program
Program & Location: Western Technical College | La Crosse, WI + satellite sites

Practice: Multi-Craft Core Curriculum High School Equivalency Diploma (MC3/HSED) Program
Program & Location: Literacy Services of Wisconsin | Milwaukee, WI 

Practice: National External Diploma Program® (NEDP)
Program & Location: Mercy Learning Center | Bridgeport, CT