Adult Education

Adult Education

Contact Information

For more information on these programs, please
call Martha Taussig, Coordinator of Adult Education, at 870.512.7824 or call the main campus number: 870.512.7800.

Newport Schedule
Marked Tree Schedule


The Arkansas State University – Newport campus offers on- and off- campus classes in Adult Basic Education (ABE) and General Adult Education (GAE). There are no charges for tuition and books for these courses. Classes are also open to adults who have already earned a high school diploma but wish to improve basic skills in reading, english, or math. Enrollment is open entry/open exit; students may start at any time.

About Adult Education

Another important goal of the GAE classes is to prepare the adult learner, 18 years of age or older, for the General Education Development test. Students aged 16 or 17 who meet certain eligibility guidelines may also enroll. The official GED® Test is also given free of charge at the Newport Campus. The test is scheduled at regular intervals throughout the school year. Passing scores on the official GED® Practice Test are required before the student may take the GED® Test.

For more information on Adult Education in Poinsett County, please call Ashley Buchman, Director of Student Services, at 870-358-2117.