Adult & Continuing Education (ACE) Adult Literacy Program
Medgar Evers College has been serving the communities of Central Brooklyn with outstanding grant-funded programs for more than 20 years and pursuing our passion of nurturing students in a student-centered environment. Services provided by the Adult Literacy Program include English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), and High School Equivalency (GED).
Medgar Evers College offers targeted GED and college preparatory classes through the Black Male Initiative (BMI) and CUNY Literacy. Participants in these programs also receive access to Peer Mentorship, which is designed to strengthen the pipeline to the College. Peer Mentorship is provided through Project Impact, which is a Young Male Initiative (YMI) project funded by the Mayor’s Office of Adult Education in collaboration with CUNY.
As a testimony to the success of our GED programs, the Peter Jennings Scholarship has been awarded to students every year since 2004. The scholarship is named after world-renowned journalist Peter Jennings, who was a passionate advocate for the GED programs, as he too had his education interrupted.
Free, Grant-Funded Services (please note that there is a waiting list for these services)
We provide services which assist students in building English proficiency. Through the use of technology and extended reading materials, students are able to build fluency and improve their writing and oral communication skills.
Lower level Basic Education (BE) students receive instruction in English and Writing skills. Students develop strategies that help them to become critical thinkers and informed writers.
Pre-GED (higher level Basic Education)
Classes operate as stand-alone classes where students have one instructor for all of their instructional hours. Instruction is provided in Reading, Writing, Math, Science and Social Studies.
The GED Program is divided into instructional modules. Instructors rotate according to their area of discipline so that students have a different instructor each day. Instruction is offered in Reading, Writing (emphasis on Essay), Math, Science and Social Studies.
Peer Mentoring is provided to participants in the GED classes through the Adult Literacy Program’s Project Impact. The Project Impact Coordinator works closely with mentors and mentees to strengthen GED outcomes and college enrollment.
Adult Literacy Program Director:
Phone: (718) 804-8880
Office: 1534 Bedford Avenue (2nd Floor)
Tuition Based Services
For individuals unable to wait for placement in the grant-funded GED programs, tuition-based GED classes are available through Continuing Education. There is no waiting list for these classes.
GED Classes ($395.00) These classes are offered over an eleven week span with flexible schedules to accommodate everyone’s needs. The GED (General Education Diploma) High School Equivalency course will cover the five basic areas of the GED examination: Language Arts/Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Science and Mathematics. Students will learn various test-taking techniques that will be beneficial for taking the exam. Textbook and calculator are required and are not included in course price.
All students who register for GED classes will be given a placement assessment to determine their level and an exit exam to determine their progress. You must be at least 19 years of age to register for our GED classes. See below for upcoming course dates:
ED-AC100A Mon. & Wed., 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 30 – Dec. 11 (20 sessions) $395
ED-AC100C Tues. & Thur., 6 – 10 p.m.
Oct. 1 – Dec. 12 (20 sessions) $395
ED-AC100E Sat. & Sun., 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 5 – Dec. 21 (20 sessions) $395
GED Assessment Workshop ($70) These workshops are designed to assess community residents’ preparedness to take the New York State GED exam and to provide them with counseling and advisement regarding the GED. It mimics the actual GED exam and consists of all five subject areas. We require that candidates achieve a minimum passing score of 450 on each subject area and a combined score of 2,250 to be qualified to take the state exam.
ED-AW907 Tues. and Thur., 2 – 5 p.m.
Oct. 1 and 3 (2 sessions). Additional workshops will run as needed.
Contact for Tuition-Based GED:
DeCarla Anderson, ACE Programs Coordinator
Phone: (718) 804-8850
Office: 1534 Bedford Avenue (2nd Floor)
Medgar Evers College GED Testing Center
Medgar Evers College is a New York State Certified GED Testing Center. Beginning July 1, 2008 the Official Practice Test (OPT) scores became mandatory on all Test Authorization Forms (TAF) in order to take the state exam. A valid state ID or passport is required to register. Please call us at 718-804-8880 or come into our office and consult with one of our representatives. Due to high call volumes you may be connected to our voicemail system. Please leave a message with your name and contact number(s) and your call will be returned in the order in which it was received.