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Minneapolis Adult Education offers free, high-quality courses where you can learn and improve English proficiency, build academic skills, and prepare for college. In-person and online options available for many classes. Minneapolis Adult Education connects individuals to the skills, supports and opportunities they need to gain stability and self-sufficiency, get on the path to a career and contribute to society as workers, parents and citizens. MPS Adult Education serves over 6,000 adults annually in classes.


In addition to several community partners, the MPS adult education program operates out of two school district sites:

  • North Campus at 800 West Broadway
  • South Campus at 2015 East Lake

In-person and distance learning options are available.


Academic instruction is provided in:

  • General Educational Development (GED)
  • Adult Diploma
  • English Language Learning (ELL) 
  • Citizenship
  • Digital Literacy
  • COMING SOON - Career Pathways 

Minneapolis Public Schools Adult Education is a Program of Minneapolis Community Education

Minneapolis Community Education exists to facilitate the learning and participation of adults and children so they can improve their lives and their community. MCE provides opportunities for local citizens, schools, agencies and institutions to become active partners in addressing education and community concerns. Community Education brings community members together to identify and link community needs and resources in a manner that helps people to help themselves and to raise the quality of life in their communities.