Which IACEA Division is for you?

In order to simplify and streamline the structure of IACEA, but still represent everyone, the decision was made to organize divisions around job function. The purpose of divisions is to promote and encourage the activities of groups having a common interest in one or more areas of adult education. New IACEA members select a division, one of four areas of specialization. Which division is meant for you?

Administration: This division includes educators whose primary concern is the operation of programs as opposed to working directly with students. This could include but is not limited to:

  • Program Directors and Coordinators
  • Administrative Support and Record Keeping Personnel

Student Support Services: This division is made up of educators, who are involved with the needs of adult students that extend beyond the instructional setting, in a supportive rather than an instructional role, and typically are employed in such areas as:

  • Counseling
  • Transition services
  • Office Support Staff
  • Student Support Services
    • Career Goal Setting
    • Family Assistance
    • Childcare
    • Transportation
    • Financial Aid
    • Recruitment, Retention and Referral
    • Advocacy
    • Assessment

Instruction and Curriculum: ESL: This division is intended to provide a professional base for all instructors and curriculum developers who fall into the following category of English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction, including:

  • Functional ESL
  • Academic and Career
  • ESL
  • EL/Civics
  • Citizenship

Instruction and Curriculum: Basic and Secondary: This division is intended to provide a professional base for all instructors and curriculum developers,who fall into the following categories of adult basic and secondary education instruction, including:

  • Basic Literacy
  • Adult Basic Education
  • GED Preparation
  • High School Completion
  • Special Learning Needs