COABE Membership


So many great membership benefits at such a low price!

Membership COABE has many advantages, including deep discounts on adult education products, advocacy alerts, discussion lists, professional development, and voting privileges.

The Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE) is rapidly becoming the premier national adult education association whose primary objectives include professional development and advocacy. Membership is comprised of adult educators from around the country who are represented on the COABE Board by region.

Membership in COABE may be accomplished on an individual or group basis. Some major benefits members receive include discounted conference registration rates; subscription to the COABE newsletter; the opportunity to apply for a COABE incentive grant or scholarship; and the chance to be a recipient of a COABE award. Most of all, being a member of COABE is very inexpensive. Join COABE by clicking the button below.

If you have questions about membership, please use the contact form below or if you would like to process your membership offline please download and complete the COABE Membership and Journal Subscription Form.

Aztec Software is a sponsor of COABE's membership system

COABE Membership Benefits

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.

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