Nebraska Adult Education and GED®

Welcome to Nebraska Adult Education

The Nebraska Department of Education is the State Eligible Agency (SEA) eligible to receive Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) funding directly from the United States Department of Education.  With the authorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Adult Education serves Nebraska residents as Title II of a federal partnership focused on high quality education and workforce preparation activities.

Nebraska Adult Education and the Nebraska Department of Education are fully committed to preparing all Nebraskans for learning, earning and living.  The Nebraska Adult Education program will:

  • Promote proactive leadership to improve opportunities for adult learners
  • Develop partnerships that support Nebraskans’ learning needs
  • Provide opportunities to receive fair, equitable and high quality education activities
  • Provide access to positive transition through all phases of learning and into civic life
  • Promote access to quality professional development for all adult education instructors
  • Prepare adult learners to be college, career and civic ready

Mission Statement

To provide direct and equitable access to Adult Education programs that are focused on high quality English language acquisition, adult basic skills improvement and high school equivalency credentialing that promote opportunities to transition to postsecondary education, job training opportunities and life-long careers.

AEFLA-Funded Nebraska Adult Education Providers

Nebraska Adult Education programs are located throughout the State.  The following providers administer our program in select onsite classrooms and through distance education opportunities:

Central Community College Adult Education
Program Director:  Ann Chambers

Crete Public Schools Adult Education
Program Director:  Diane Bruha

Mid-Plains Community College Adult Education
Program Director:  Robin Rankin

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services
Program Director:  Susan Harder

Northeast Community College
Program Director:  Emily Duncan

Metropolitan Community College
Program Director:  Tammy Green

Plattsmouth Community Schools
Program Director:  Tallie VanWesten

Southeast Community College
Program Director:  Cristina Thaut

Western Nebraska Community College
Program Director:  Mary Kay Versen

Program Year 2021 Continuation Grants

In preparation for Program Year 2021, beginning July 1, 2020 only those local program providers awarded Adult Education and Family Literacy Act funding during the Program Year 2019 request for proposals (RFP) are eligible for a continuation of services grant for PY21.

Nebraska Adult Education will announce all future request for proposals for Adult Education and Family Literacy Act funding on this website as well as publish in statewide news publications.

Distance Education

As defined by the National Reporting System (NRS), Distance Education is a formal learning activity where students and instructors are separated by geography, time or both for the majority for the instructional period.

The purpose of Distance Education in Nebraska is to provide learning opportunities to a larger population of students across the State. Due to the large geographic area and the often challenging economic status of adult learners, distance education provides more students with the opportunity to enroll in basic skills improvement, high school equivalency test preparation and English language acquisition programs without the barrier of traveling to and from class on a regular basis.

Reality Check Video

This particular version of the Reality Check video was written for the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program at NDE.  Kevin Fleming, the creator,  changed parts of it so that the entire video addresses our AE students.

How to Request GED® Records

All requests for duplicate diplomas, transcripts and verification of GED® completions must be in writing. No confidential information will be given out over the telephone. The $2 fee (cash, check or money order payable to the Nebraska Department of Education) is required for transcripts and duplicate diplomas. Verification requests from potential employers, background investigators, and/or others must include a signed release from the individual along with the person’s printed name, date of birth, and approximate year of successful completion. These requests may be scanned and/or emailed to or faxed to 402/471-0117. Please allow 48 hours for verification requests; two weeks for duplicate diploma and transcript requests.

GED® Advisory

Please be advised that the State of Nebraska High School diploma can be neither earned nor obtained via the Internet or through correspondence programs. If you take a test on the Internet that claims to be GED® Tests, it is not a legitimate program. The tests of General Educational Development (GED® tests) developed by the General Educational Development Testing Service of the American Council on Education (GED® Testing Service) require extensive preparation and the demonstration of a high level of high school knowledge and academic skills.

The GED® tests are administered in Nebraska only at official GED® testing centers under the direction of the Nebraska Department of Education, Nebraska Adult Education section. Any other high school equivalency diploma not issued by the Nebraska Department of Education or other Nebraska GED® testing authority may be of dubious value and may not be accepted by employers, colleges and universities or the military.


Updated February 13, 2020 9:20am