Adult Education Program
Neal Hawkins, Director
Phone: (580) 924-8280 or (800) 522-6170
Kathy Springfield, Administrative Assistant
800-522-6170 Ext. 2122
This program is designed to provide educational opportunities for adult Native Americans who did not finish high school and will provide the basic education skills needed to acquire their GED Diploma. Many Native Americans have earned the GED diploma to get better jobs, higher wages, or to continue their education. Most employers and colleges consider the GED diploma equivalent to a high school diploma.
The Choctaw Nation GED program has qualified instructors to help prepare you to take the GED test. Classes are conducted within the 10 1/2 counties of the Chotaw Nation. In class, the instructors teach the Language Arts, Reading, Writing, Grammar and Mathematics. Each class lasts approximately three months. There are no costs for the classes; books and class supplies are provided for each student and the state GED testing fees are paid.
Upcoming GED Classes
- Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB)
- Government/State identification (driver’s license, 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 OneNet Distance Learning Technology. Distance Learning allows students and 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 to those who attend classes on a regular basis and attempt the GED test. The class will meet three days each week for approximately nine weeks. Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Adult Education Program is the official testing center for Durant.
The GED test consists of the following five tests:
- Language Arts, Writing
- Language Arts, Reading
- Social Studies
The GED test is an 8 hour test. Testing is completed in two consecutive days, with each individual test having a set time limit. The Language Arts Section requires you to write an essay, and answer 50 grammar questions. The mathematics has two parts, part I permits the use of a scientific calculator and part II does not. Accomodations are available.
How Do I Apply?
Contact the Adult Education Department for an Application Packet. Print and complete the application packet, include a copy of your CDIB, or Membership 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.
Distance Learning GED classes are offered in select Chcotaw Nation Community Centers. The Adult Education program can assist with GED testing fees for those who live outside of the Choctaw Nation. Please contact our office to learn how we can help you.