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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

10-23-2015Role of Social Studies in the AEL Classroom-History - Springfield
10-24-2015Economics and Geography in the AEL Classroom - Sedalia
10-24-2015Role of Social Studies in the AEL Classroom-History - Sedalia
10-26-2015The Science of Teaching Science - Macon
10-27-2015Pre-Certification Workshop - Columbia
10-28-2015Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) - Columbia
11-06-2015Civics and Government in the AEL Classroom - Creve Coeur
11-09-2015Economics and Geography in the AEL Classroom - St. Joseph
11-20-2015Civics and Government in the AEL Classroom - Joplin
11-20-2015Role of Social Studies in the AEL Classroom-History - Joplin
12-03-2015Role of Social Studies in the AEL Classroom-History - Jefferson City
12-04-2015Pre-Certification Workshop - Columbia
12-05-2015Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) - Columbia
01-04-2016AEL Leadership Series: Defining Your Leadership Role - St. Joseph
02-02-2016Pre-Certification Workshop - Columbia
02-03-2016Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) - Columbia
02-12-2016AEL Leadership Series: Communicating Successfully - St. Joseph
03-11-2016AEL Leadership Series: Finding and Keeping the Cream of the Crop - St. Joseph
04-01-2016Pre-Certification Workshop - Columbia
04-02-2016Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) - Columbia
04-15-2016AEL Leadership Series: Teams & Conflict - St. Joseph
05-13-2016AEL Leadership Series: Coaching & Motivating Employees - St. Joseph
06-27-2016AEL Leadership Series: Influencing Up - St. Joseph
07-22-2016AEL Leadership Series: Leading Change - St. Joseph

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