Union Adult Learning Center

August 2021

Back to school is a time to return to our routines and what we used to consider normalcy. While we know that the post-Covid world may look different than it did before, we know that we can work to make it a brighter world by helping build bridges, not barriers for our students. We are offering both in person and virtual options for our HSE and ESL classes. We are excited to partner with Goodwill Industries and TulsaWORKS Career Academy to provide work credentials to our ESL students, at no cost. And we are working to build stronger relationships with our community partners to ensure that our students have the greatest access to resources, should they need to utilize them. The twists and turns of 2020 are behind us, and it is time to start again fresh, in a new school year.

Director of Adult Education

Dr. Amy McCready is in her 28th year in public education and 15th with Union Public Schools. She received her Bachelor's of Science degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska. She received her Master’s in Education with an emphasis in Sports Management from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS and her Administrative Certification from the University of Missouri in Kansas City. McCready completed her Ed.D. at Oklahoma State University in Tulsa in 2020.

While at Union, McCready has served as Director of Union’s spirit programs, Assistant Principal at the Intermediate High School, Assistant Principal at the Alternative School, Principal of the ASPIRE Program in addition to serving as the Assistant Director of the Adult Learning Center and Assistant Director of Union Virtual. Dr. McCready was named the Director of the Adult Education Program in 2021.

Before coming to Union, McCready was at Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, Kansas, for 13 years, where she taught math and was an Assistant Principal. She was recognized as a Teacher of the Month, TeenInk Honorable Mention Educator of the Year, and a Top Dawg in Teaching. McCready’s interests include spending time with her husband, Matt, who is Union’s Director of Fine Arts, and with friends and family. She also enjoys playing trumpet and piano, supporting the Jayhawks and traveling.

Associate Director of Adult Education

Jesi McGhee is in her 14th year in public education at Union Public Schools. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art and Painting from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. She received her Master of Science in Educational Leadership and administrative certification from Oklahoma State University in Tulsa, OK in 2012.

While at Union, McGhee has served as a visual art instructor, activity specialist and academic specialist for the Carrera Program, as well as guidance specialist for the Adult Education Program. She is currently the Associate Director of the Adult Learning Center. McGhee’s interests include spending time with her husband and children, traveling to various art museums, and creating 2-D artwork.

IELCE Work Certifications for ESL Students

Through our generous Integrated English Literacy & Civics Education grant, we are able to provide workplace certification training to our ESL students. We are continuing to grow our community partnership with Goodwill Industries and TulsaWORKS Career Academy, who deliver these trainings at no cost to our students. This year we will offer classes in computer skills, hospitality, and manufacturing. ESL students will be asked at enrollment if they are interested in obtaining any of the workplace certifications. Students who choose to earn the workplace certifications will be able to do so without losing their spot in our ESL classes. We are so excited to be able to offer these opportunities for our students to advance their careers.

For more information on Goodwill and TulsaWORKS Career Academy, click HERE

Pearson Vue Authorized Testing Center

Union Public Schools Adult Learning Center is a Pearson VUE authorized Test Center. We offer exams to obtain certification in industries such as IT, Health, Education, Finance and many more.
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UALC Testing Center


Regular Test Center Hours

9 a.m. - 4:45 pm, Monday - Thursday
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Friday

Open Enrollment

Monday, Aug. 2nd, 12am to Thursday, Aug. 5th, 11:45pm

This is an online event.

Open enrollment is for any student who would like to take ESL or HSE classes with our program. The enrollment link will be one our website ualc.unionps.org. ESL students will go to the ESL enrollment page and HSE students will go to the HSE enrollment page. Students will fill out the enrollment form online and a staff member will contact them to schedule a time to complete pre-testing requirements. The link for enrollment forms will close on August 5th. You must submit an enrollment form within these dates to enroll in classes.

Click HERE for ESL enrollment.

Click HERE for HSE enrollment.


Union Adult Learning Center

Union Public Schools provides adult education classes to the community at the Union Adult Learning Center (UALC). Partnering with Career Tech and CAP Tulsa, UALC provides GED and HiSET preparation classes, as well as English as a Second Language classes for those interested in furthering their education and expanding their knowledge and use of the English language.

All classes at UALC are available at no cost to the students.

Union ALC is also home to the Union Public Schools Testing Center where individuals can register and take the official GED and HiSET exams.