Resources for Adult Literacy Education

Arizona Department of Education – Adult Education Services

1535 W. Jefferson St. Bin #26 Phoenix, AZ 85007

(602) 258-2410

Arizona Adult Education Services provides comprehensive literacy services to learners 16 years of age and older who are not enrolled in a K-12 school. It offers access to quality educational opportunities to support employment, job training and higher education aspirations through flexible learning models (both virtual and face-to-face) for busy adults. By assisting adult learners to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for effective participation in society, we help citizens realize their potential, businesses benefit and communities thrive.

GateWay Community College

Washington Campus 108 N. 40th St. Phoenix, AZ 85034

Central City Campus 1245 E. Buckeye Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85034

Deer Valley Campus 2931 W. Bell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85053

(602) 286-8000

GateWay Community College has built a legacy of innovation, pioneering vision and responsiveness to the needs of our community: the first technical college in Arizona; first to use community advisory committees; first to tailor courses to the needs of business and industry; first to offer classes at off-campus locations; even the first to install a computer. GateWay Community College offers more than 150 degree, certificate, as well as trade, technical and workforce training options to fit your life, your budget and your goals for the future.

Rio Salado College Adult Education

6 Locations in Maricopa County - limited in-person and live online instruction available


Rio Salado College has been offering adult education classes since 1978 and is the largest provider in Arizona. Rio Salado College provides programming to help nontraditional students gain basic skills and literacy with a bridge to college and career. Students can learn the English language, prepare for GED® tests, get workforce preparation and employment skills training, take industry-specific workforce training classes, and get help transitioning to college.