Professional Standards for Teachers in Adult Education
- Framework (Word)
The standards provide program a rubric for what adult education teachers should know and be able to do.
- Self-Assessment (Word)
By completing the self-assessment, teachers can identify their strengths as well as areas needing
improvement. The self-assessment can help teachers better understand the skills and knowledge that they
may want to seek out through professional development activities and personal exploration. This process
will help to ensure well-qualified teachers who are capable of meeting the diverse needs of adult learners.
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Maryland Content Standards for Adult ESL (English as a second language)/ESOL
(English for speakers of other languages)
- Maryland Content Standards for Adult ESL/ESOL
This document is designed to help programs with instruction by defining “everything a student should know
and be able to do”. Maryland Content Standards for Adult
- ESL/ESOL Training Materials
The purpose of this training guide is to provide local and state trainers the information they need to
train other instructors in their programs about the purpose and use of the content standards document.
Maryland Program Standards
- Maryland Program Standards
The Maryland Department of Labor Licensing & Regulation Program Standards are guidelines for improving
the quality and accountability of adult education programs throughout the state, from small rural programs
to large metropolitan ones.
- Program Self Review
A five-part Program Self Review survey is available online that provides each Maryland DLLR-funded adult
education program the opportunity to evaluate its performance on each standard and to use that information
to inform program improvement planning. To view the survey, go to:
- Maryland Adult Education Technology Standards
The use of technology in instruction can enhance the ability of adult learners to find, analyze and
evaluate information; solve problems and make decisions; communicate, collaborate and share ideas; to be
informed, responsible and contributing citizens; and to learn how to learn and keep up with the world as
- Maryland Adult ESL Quality Program Standards
The program standards are overall guidelines for identifying and improving eight major components of
quality adult ESL programs.
- Adult Education standards from other states may be found at the
Adult Education Content Standards Warehouse.