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  • To assist adults in becoming fully functional in their basic skills
  • To assist adults in obtaining the knowledge and skills necessary for gainful employment and self-­‐sufficiency
  • To assist adults in successfully completing their secondary school credential and transition to post-­‐secondary education or career training


  • Perseverance – The willingness to keep trying and not give up
  • Respect – Honoring our differences
  • Potential Realized – Understanding that all of us have something to contribute to society


  • Commitment to life-­‐long learning
  • The successful achievement of personal and educational goals
  • Adherence to honoring self, others and community


Office Hours

Please contact AE at 575.439.3812.

Adult Education (AE) provides assessment, High School Equivalences preparation, High School refresher classes, Workforce Readiness Skills, Career Pathways, and ELA (English Language Acquisition). The Adult Education Program offers classes at the Tays Center and Mescalero Empowerment Center. The TABE assessments and curriculum are used for preparing and teaching the students enrolled in our classes. The classes will run from January until May 2017.

The AE program has implemented managed enrollment. This means that no testing will be allowed while classes are in session and students may not join a class once the session has started (unless approved by the Director).

Registration is required before entering into the classes. This applies to High School Equivalences, ELA (English Language Acquisition), Citizenship classes. To register, visit the Adult Education office located at the Tays Center or call 575.439.3812.

NMSU-A offers GED® computer based test and HISET paper and pencil based test. AE strongly encourages students to take an assessment test and AE classes before signing up for the GED® or HISET test.

NMSU-Alamogordo Adult Education Class Schedule – Spring 2017 – Session II

The orientation/assessment period for Spring 2017 is from 3/13/2017 to 3/16/2017. Spring 2017 Session II classes will be held from 3/20/2017 to 5/11/2017.

Please ARRIVE FIFTEEN MINUTES EARLY for the orientation/assessment and plan to spend the entire 4 hours.

Students will fill out registration forms and receive important information about the Adult Education program. Students will take a locator assessment (37 minutes), Reading (25 minutes) Math (40 minutes) and Language (25 minutes). Student will receive a class schedule depending on the results of the assessment.

Classes are offered Monday through Thursday. AE offers morning and evening classes.

There is a $10 annual registration fee to be paid during orientation. Proof of hardship will be required to waive fee.

Adult Education will be offering Summer 2017 classes from June 6 – June 29, 2017.
Please call 575.439.3812 for more information.