Membership Benefits

VIP VENDOR October 2016–Essential Education

Essential Education  was founded in 2004 to improve the completion rates of adult learners.  Using innovative adaptive learning technology and situational instruction systems, Essential Education’s courses have helped over 1.5 million people make fundamental change in their lives. Our comprehensive suite of adult education solutions are designed to build core academic skills while also teaching computer literacy, critical thinking, and workforce readiness skills.  We believe it is our responsibility to educate the learner to be completely workforce ready. 

Health Insurance for Members

Many of our members report working part time jobs without benefits, and so we have begun the process of exploring offering a health, dental, and life term insurance program to our members. We are in the beginning stages of talks with some of the larger health carriers and need to gather a little information to ensure we can provide our members with the most competitive rates. If you are interested in this potential new membership benefit, please take a couple minutes to answer the questions in our brief survey below. 

Become a member of COABE and you will be eligible to receive:

COABE Journal: Members save $35 off the COABE Journal which has been a major voice in adult education for the last 35 years!

Employment Bulletin Board: Nationwide bulletin board created to assist our members in finding or posting employment opportunities.

Adult Educator Resources: Developed by and for members, you may upload professional development best practices to our national repository.

National Institute for Literacy Scholarships: In addition to the robust national awards, scholarships, and incentive grants that COABE offers, the National Institute for Literacy has endowed $20,000 in gift funds to COABE for members that wish to attend COABE conferences. One $1,000 award will be made annually, and all members may apply.

Conference Mini Grants: With generous funding provided by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, COABE will award fifty mini grants to defray conference registration costs.

VIP Vendor Partners: COABE is partnering with leaders in the adult education field to provide our members with special opportunities and substantial discounts on AE products and services. Visit the Partners page for a complete list of VIP vendors and partners.

COABE is an amazon smile partner

COABE is an Amazon Smile Partner. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to COABE.