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Maryland Adult Education and Literacy Services Program


Maryland Adult Education Standards


Professional Standards for Teachers in Adult Education

  • Framework (PDF document, 473KB, download Adobe Acrobat for free)
    The standards provide program a rubric for what adult education teachers should know and be able to do.
  • Self-Assessment (PDF document, 775KB, download Adobe Acrobat for free)
    By completing the self-assessment, teachers can identify their strengths as well as areas needing improvement. The self-assessment can help teachers better understand the skills and knowledge that they may want to seek out through professional development activities and personal exploration. This process will help to ensure well-qualified teachers who are capable of meeting the diverse needs of adult learners.
  • PowerPoint Presentation (PowerPoint document, 2MB, download PowerPoint viewer for free)

Maryland Content Standards for Adult ESL (English as a second language)/ESOL (English for speakers of other languages)

  • Maryland Content Standards for Adult ESL/ESOL
    This document is designed to help programs with instruction by defining “everything a student should know and be able to do”. Maryland Content Standards for Adult
  • ESL/ESOL Training Materials
    The purpose of this training guide is to provide local and state trainers the information they need to train other instructors in their programs about the purpose and use of the content standards document.

Maryland Program Standards

More Standards