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Principal, Adult Education and Career Pathways

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of, and reporting to the District Superintendent or designees, the Adult Education and Career Pathways Principal shall be responsible for all aspects of the management and operation of the Adult School. The Principal is expected to maintain an environment that promotes high academic and ethical standards among students and staff. The purpose of this
position is to provide strategic and program planning; budgeting; oversight; personnel supervision; service delivery; and accountability for the development and implementation of the district’s Adult Education and Career Pathways programs. Assists with the development, implementation, assessment, and continuous improvement of a District-wide program aimed at increasing student access to postsecondary education and employment opportunities.

CCAE MAY 2017 Membership UPDATE

Stay up to date with what is happening with CCAE by reading the May issue of the CCAE membership update. In this issue, you can:

  • Download our mobile app to engage with other conference attendees, engage with other attendees, grow your network, find member resources and more

Read the amazing story about Raymond Lopez our Student Spotlight of the month

Learn about professional development opportunities from CALPRO and OTAN

Enjoy this special CCAE benefit, and save up to 60% on thousands of hotels

Find out more about the Technology Integrator for Adult Education employment opportunity at SCOE Adult Education Office


The 55,000+ adult education leaders stand united in a national campaign to move learning opportunities forward for all Americans to achieve economic mobility. If you are an adult educator stand with us in this educational campaign to help funders understand the value we bring to students, workers and businesses in contributing to social mobility and economic growth. If we educate, then we elevate.  Learn more >

Call to Action

The Trump administration's initial budget proposal, which was recently released, proposed a budget cut of 13.5% in the U.S. Department of Education for FY2018. While adult education was not specifically mentioned in this proposal, we anticipate that the complete budget, which will be released in mid-May, will include the cut of 13.5% for adult education along with most other education programs.
Given the tremendous harm that a cut of this size would cause to adult education programs and students across the country, the National Council of State Directors and COABE (Coalition on Adult Basic Education) are launching a national advocacy campaign to ensure that members of Congress do not approve this devastating cut.
The message for this campaign is NO CUTS IN ADULT EDUCATION. Each of us as adult educators, students, and friends of adult education have the responsibility to take swift and decisive action to ensure that the proposed cut is not enacted. Learn more >

OTAN's Professional Development Opportunities

OTAN is offering WIOA funded adult education agencies an opportunity to try out EdReady - an online math curriculum designed to get learners prepared for both college and career math. Learners choose a math goal such as passing the AccuPlacer or GED® exam. Additionally, there are over 150 career pathways that help learners understand the math needed specifically for that pathway. Contact OTAN for additional information.

Another offering from OTAN is for adult education teachers who are interested in learning more about Blended Learning in adult education. This online course starts with the basics of educational technology concepts and then gives the instructor the tools and skills to blend the educational technology with their direct classroom instruction.

Research shows that blending traditional classroom instruction with technology improves student learning and motivation. The challenge is for the adult education instructor to find the time and technical knowledge to make it happen! This course takes approximately 6 -10 hours to complete online. Contact OTAN for access to the course.


Due to the outcome of the recent presidential election, there has been a great deal of concern among those in education, including those in adult education. Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, has issued a statement to assure California public school students that they are safe from discrimination and bullying: 

“In California, diversity is strength. Our students come from all kinds of backgrounds, cultures, languages, and religions, and they all come together to learn on their way to success in 21st century careers and college. California already has, and will always maintain, strong legal and state constitutional protections against any and all kinds of discrimination, regardless of a student’s race, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, or gender identity.” 

The California Council for Adult Education strongly supports the sentiments expressed by the State Superintendent and wants to assure the 1.3 million adult education students in California that we will continue to serve and support their educational needs and interests.

Adult Education: A Crucial Foundation for Middle Skills

More than 24 million US workers lack key foundational skills in reading, math, or spoken English, and would benefit from adult education to help them build the skills needed to pursue occupational training and compete for these jobs. 

Adult education models such as Integrated Education and Training (IET) have a proven track record in helping adult learners acquire key skills, earn secondary and postsecondary credentials, and obtain middle-skill employment.

The National Skills Coalition has developed a fact sheet that highlights four federal policies that can support the implementation of adult education program models such as IET, and provides examples of states that are capitalizing on these policies to do just that. Download the fact sheet (HERE). 

AEBG Resources

CCAE has established an AEBG resources page to support the efforts of AEBG in all 71 consortia. Please bookmark this page for additional information regarding:

  • Various regional meetings
  • Notes and information from CCAE/CAEAA sponsored regional meetings
  • Best practices from the field:
    • Data collection, reporting and analysis
    • Developing new programs
    • Student support services


TABE/TASC is the proud sponsor of the AEGB Resources website


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CCAE Scholarship Fund

When you support Adult Ed, you help adults reach their goals and achieve their potential. Adult education provides a pathway out of poverty into the middle class; it gives students a hand up, not a hand out. CCAE is dedicated to supporting schools in this endeavor by ensuring adequate funding for adult education.

However, we need your help in supporting students in the next step in continuing their education. So many of you have expressed an interest in helping in some way. That’s why CCAE has started a Scholarship Fund.

Please consider sponsoring a student today by donating to the CCAE Scholarship Fund! 100% of your donation will go to help students transition to college and Career Technical Education. Help spread the word!