Adult Education

The Adult Education Department of UA Rich Mountain is committed in providing students with an opportunity to reach their educational goals and instilling in each student a dedication of "Learning for Life".


The following programs are available through the Adult Education Department at UA Rich Mountain

Adult Basic Education (ABE) - Adult Basic Education is designed for the adult learner who wishes to strengthen reading, writing, math, or life-coping skills. The program offers basic instruction for adults functioning below an eighth grade level in reading, math, and/or language. Individuals are pre-tested to determine reading, math, and vocabulary entry levels.

GED/Adult Secondary Education (ASE) Program - Adult Secondary Education or General Education Development classes offer instruction to adults who are preparing to pass the GED® exam or who desire to enhance essential skills. Four areas of instruction are provided: Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. Individual instruction is based on the student’s entry level and needs. Class enrollment/attendance is open-entry, open-exit. Program completion is attained with passing the GED® tests and receiving an Arkansas High School diploma or by reaching an individual’s goal.

English as a Second Language - ESL classes are provided for adults whose native language is not English. Adults receive instruction in English and in learning how to cope in American society. Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced ESL classes are available.

If you are self-motivated and self-directed and want to study for your GED® at home, then distance education might be your ticket to success. In order to be eligible, you must score at least 518 scale score on the TABE (Test for Adult Basic Education) in reading.

Distance learning is offered via Internet program Essential Ed. In order to stay in the program, you will be asked to sign a contract stating you will obtain at least 12 hours of instruction per month and return to the Adult Education Center to post-test on the TABE.

UA Rich Mountain
1100 College Drive, Mena
479-394-7622, ext 1380

Mt Ida Campus
31 Industy Drive

GED Transcript Request

If you need a copy of your GED transcript, please click on the link below.


Please complete the online intake form to begin registration for the GED classes. Once submitted, our department will contact you to schedule the pre-tests.

Adult Education provides equal access to all programs and activities. Funded by the Department of Workforce Services, Adult Education Section.