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Maine Adult Education Association


Maine Adult Education Association is a professional, non-profit organization that advocates for adult education locally, statewide, and nationally and supports members in order to meet the educational, training, and personal needs of Maine’s adults.

We do this by:

  • Advocating for and elevating Maine’s adults to meet, educational, training and personal goals.
  • Encouraging, promoting, and conducting professional development among adult educators.
  • Advocating for relevant and high quality adult and community education in Maine.
  • Promoting communication, networking, and collaborations among members and other partners.
  • Advocating and communicating with local, state and national policymakers to achieve the purposes of the organization.

Revised May 2018


Local Adult Education Programs

Maine Adult Education is a state-wide system with 78 programs located throughout the state in more than over 85% of Maine’s towns, cities, and unorganized territories; adult education programs are located in most areas with a high school. Most programs run year-round and combine both day and evening classes.

Affordable: The average course costs $40, many services are free.

Trusted and Familiar: Most programs have been in operation for more than 25 years, serving Maine communities and individuals. Maine Adult Education has the flexibility to meet local needs.

Searchable: Course listings are searchable statewide at for the majority of Maine programs.

Equipped: Certificate Programs in such areas as Certified Nurse Aid, Office Skills, Computer Skills and Customer Service are offered in many regions.

Diverse: Academic credentialing, worksite-based education, self-supporting community programming, English as a Second Language, literacy classes and tutoring, family literacy programs combining adult and early childhood education, parenting, distance learning and computer access are also offered across the state. In many areas, career and educational counseling is available.

Prepared: A nationally-recognized College Transitions program is available in all areas of the state.

Partners: Partnerships with Maine Career Centers and other agencies are encouraged by Adult Education programs

Funding for Maine Adult Education

Funds for adult education in Maine come from state subsidy on local expenditures, local tax dollars, federal funding for literacy and some vocational programs, and tuition and fees paid by individuals, businesses and agencies for community, workplace and vocational education. The bang for the buck in adult education is great; individuals and families are changed, our workforce is enhanced, and our communities strengthened.


5 thoughts on “Maine Adult Education Association”

    1. I am not sure how far back they are archived, but you can get on and set up an account to try to retrieve your scores. I hope you are able to find them.

  1. I am trying to find a notary class for an employee. Maybe I need to wait until a 2020 calendar is put together. when I go to your resources tab and click for the directory, I am linked to an excel spreadsheet that is a staff directory. I thought I used your sight before to find a class within a distance parameter for an employee….

    thank you!

    1. You would need to go to and click on the program you want to access and it will take you to their web page where you can find classes. Or, you can go to and search classes by using your zip code. Thank you for looking!

    2. The best way to do this is to go to and search by zip code. Thank you for looking! If you are trying to locate a program near you, go to

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