Union Adult Learning Center

September 2021

Course Offerings

English as a Second Language

Union Adult Education offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for adult students. Our classes help improve an English learner’s listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
Students take a pretest upon enrollment in order to place them in the appropriate class level. After attending 45 hours of instruction, each student takes a post-test to measure their language acquisition.
In-person and virtual classes are available to our students. Classes run throughout the traditional school year and new students can enroll quarterly. ESL Classes are free of charge.

High School Equivalency

UALC provides High School Equivalency test preparation classes throughout Northeast Oklahoma. Class schedules are determined each year based on the interest of prospective learners. Currently classes are offered at our Adult Learning Center in Tulsa, Goodwill Industries in Tulsa, Rogers State University in Claremore, Workforce offices in Pryor, Workforce offices in Muskogee,

The Union Adult Learning Center, operated by Union Public Schools, is a regional program based in Tulsa and grant-funded by Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, Lifelong Learning Section. All classes offer quarterly enrollment and offered free of charge; however, the GED and HiSET tests are offered with a fee set by Pearson VUE Testing Services and HiSET/ETS Testing Services.

Integrated English Literacy & Civics Education Classes

Our IELCE grant is for ESL students to learn and practice English contextualized for the workplace. These classes create opportunities for our ESL students to earn workplace certifications to become more productive citizens. Students must be eligible to work in the United States. We are partnering with Goodwill Industries to bring the following workplace certifications to our ESL students, free of charge:

Hospitality, Digital Readiness, Workplace Computer Skills, Forklift & Order Picker

For more information on Goodwill Programming, visit their website. Click HERE

Interested in enrolling in an IELCE class? Contact Kali Anderson anderson.kali@unionps.org

Covid-19 Protocols

Union Adult Learning Center follows the Covid-19 protocols and procedures set forth by Union Public Schools. This includes:


Students and staff are strongly encouraged, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask when inside Union buildings.

Physical Distancing

Physical distancing is encouraged. Our ability to provide adequate physical distancing in many instances may be limited given classroom size limitations and the number of students who select in-person learning.

Interruptions at School

In the event of a large outbreak of COVID-19 or a high risk of community spread at one or more schools, Union may decide to activate distance learning for all students who select “In-Person Learning.” Union will work with the Tulsa Health Department and other health officials in determining the level of risk. Please know the district’s ability to conduct contact tracing and notify all parties may be limited and delayed, depending on a number of factors. We will honor FERPA (student confidentiality) and HIPAA (medical confidentiality), but will do our best to notify students and families on a timely basis in the event there is an exposure to COVID-19 at school.

Career Guidance Specialist - Kali Anderson

Kali Anderson comes to the Adult Learning Center, from the high school, where she has been a school counselor since the 17-18 school year. Her previous career experience includes teaching, social work, and school counseling. She is tasked with making connections between Adult Education students and career pathway information and training. She can be reached by phone or email.


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.