Adult Education Program
Neal Hawkins, Director
Phone: (580) 924-8280 or (800) 522-6170
Kathy Springfield, Deputy Director
800-522-6170 Ext. 2122
This program provides GED classes for adult Native Americans who did not finish high school.
We offer classes to help students acquire the needed skills to earn their GED Diploma. Many Native Americans have received the GED diploma and gone on to better jobs, higher wages, or to continue their education.
The Choctaw Nation Adult Education program has qualified instructors to help prepare you to take the GED test. Classes are conducted within the 10 1/2 counties of the Choctaw Nation. Our GED instructors teach Writing, Grammar and Mathematics skills to provide each student with the skills to earn their GED diploma. Class sessions take approximately 3 months to complete.
There are no costs for the classes; books and class supplies are provided for each student.
- Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB)
- Government/State identification (driver’s license, passports, etc. .)
- Must be 16 years of age or older, restrictions apply to persons under 18 years of age
Distance Learning GED classes
Distance Learning Classes are now available in Atoka, Coalgate, Talihina, Bethel, Smithville and Wright City.
An experienced GED teacher will instruct you using the Distance Learning Technology. Distance Learning allows students and the teacher to see and hear each other on large monitors. Students will be able to interact with the teacher as they help you prepare to take the GED test.
Books, supplies and testing fees are provided. In addition, a $10.00 per day transportation stipend is paid at the conclusion of the classes. The stipend is based on student attendance and participation; the class will meet three days each week for approximately nine weeks.
The GED test consists of the following five tests:
- Language Arts, Writing, Reading and Grammar
- Social Studies
Beginning in January 2014 the GED test has become a computer based test. All testing will be given on a computer at an official GED testing center. For more information about the new test please contact our office. Accommodations are available.
How Do I Apply?
Contact the Adult Education Department for an Application Packet or print and complete the application packet online. You must include a copy of your CDIB or Membership card, social security card, and a state issued picture ID.
Mail entire application and documents to:
Choctaw Nation Adult Education Department
P.O. Box 1210
Durant, OK 74702.
For Native Americans living outside the Choctaw Nation boundaries, please contact our office to learn how we can help you.