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Adult Education


Adult Education


  • 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

Adult Education Building Entrance

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 ESL (English as a Second Language). 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 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 and ESL(English as a Second Language). To register, visit the Adult Education office located at the Tays Center or call 575.439.3812/3814.

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.

Fall 2018 Session II classes begin on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Classes run from October 16 through December 13, 2018.

A computer class will be offered from November 13 – December 13, 2018. A required onboarding session for this class will be held on Monday, November 12, 2018. Pre-orientation packets must be picked up and filled out and returned to the Adult Education office no later than Friday, November 9, 2018 in order to attend the computer class.

Onboarding must be completed prior to attending classes. Onboarding dates are October 8-11, 2018. Pre-Onboarding packets must be turned in by Monday, October 5, 2018.

A Fast Track class will also be offered.

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

When students are prepared to take the official test, they will be charged a $15.00 sitting fee per testing day which cannot be waived.