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Adult Education and Literacy

If you are an AEL professional, an ABE, ASE, AEL director, teacher or staff member we can help you meet your certification requirements and serve your professional development needs. We offer a variety of face-to-face workshops and online classes – take a look inside and see what’s available. 

PD Travel Approval Links: DESE PD Travel Instructions and PD Travel Request Form.  These links also can be found in the Important Links box to the right.

For more information, please contact:

Missouri Training Institute
Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business
304 Cornell Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-2600

Phone: 573-882-2860
Fax: 573-884-5141

Important Note Regarding PD Hours for AEL Personnel:  

Per Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) policy, in order to earn professional development (PD) hours, attendance is required for 100% of the time scheduled.  PD hours will not be granted if you do not sign in and out on the course roster nor if you arrive late/leave early.

Not Employed by a DESE-Funded AEL Program?  Be sure to read this message.

If you are not working for a DESE funded AEL Program, you will be required to pay for training upon registration. Choose the “Other” program name option on your registration and call 573-882-2860 to arrange payment. Credit card is preferred payment option. Here is the training pricing list:
4 hours: $125; 6 hours: $185; 8 hours: $240; 12 hours: $360

09-15-2016WEBINAR: AEL Passion-Driven Classroom Book Discussion Group
09-16-2016WEBINAR: AEL Passion-Driven Classroom Book Discussion Group
09-16-2016Adult College and Career Readiness - Creve Coeur
09-19-2016Adult College and Career Readiness - St. Joseph
09-22-2016WEBINAR: AEL Passion-Driven Classroom Book Discussion Group
09-23-2016Math and Science for Everyday Life - Springfield
09-23-2016WEBINAR: AEL Passion-Driven Classroom Book Discussion Group
09-27-2016Adult College and Career Readiness - Blue Springs
09-29-2016WEBINAR: AEL Passion-Driven Classroom Book Discussion Group
09-30-2016WEBINAR: AEL Passion-Driven Classroom Book Discussion Group
10-04-2016Evidence Based Writing-Developing Writers Who Succeed in Life - Blue Springs
10-06-2016WEBINAR: AEL Passion-Driven Classroom Book Discussion Group
10-06-2016Adult College and Career Readiness - Jefferson City
10-06-2016Pre-Certification Workshop - Columbia
10-07-2016WEBINAR: AEL Passion-Driven Classroom Book Discussion Group
10-07-2016Differentiate Instruction in a Multi-Level Classroom - One Size Does NOT Fit All - Kansas City
10-07-2016Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) - Columbia
10-13-2016Adult College and Career Readiness - Macon
10-18-2016Differentiated Reading - Springfield
11-08-2016Career Awareness in the AEL Classroom - Blue Springs
11-11-2016TABE CLAS-E Resources - St. Joseph
11-18-2016Pre-Certification Workshop - Columbia
11-19-2016Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) - Columbia
11-21-2016TABE CLAS-E
11-22-2016TABE CLAS-E
01-03-2017AEL - Time Management - St. Joseph
03-02-2017Pre-Certification Workshop - Columbia
03-03-2017Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) - Columbia
05-05-2017Pre-Certification Workshop - Columbia
05-06-2017Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) - Columbia

For a full list of courses offered by MTI, please see our catalog.