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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

07-16-2015Number Sense 4: Geometry, Word Problems, and Critical Thinking Development - Neosho
07-17-2015Number Sense #3: Integers and Algebra - Sedalia
07-23-2015The Science of Teaching Science - Cottleville
07-24-2015Differentiated Instruction in a Multi-Level Classroom - One Size Does NOT Fit All - Cottleville
07-24-2015DESE: Leading Change - Springfield
07-25-2015Civics and Government in the AEL Classroom - Cottleville
07-25-2015Role of Social Studies in the AEL Classroom-History - Cottleville
07-25-2015AEL - Stress Management - Cottleville
07-28-2015Pre-Certification Workshop - Columbia
07-29-2015Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) - Columbia
07-31-2015Session 2: Student Achievement in Reading - Poplar Bluff
08-07-2015Number Sense 4: Geometry, Word Problems, and Critical Thinking Development - Sedalia
09-11-2015Session 3: Student Achievement in Reading - Poplar Bluff

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