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 40 years!
  • Employment Bulletin Board: Nationwide bulletin board created to assist our members in finding or posting employment opportunities.
  • Adult Education and Degree Credential Portal: The Portal connects you with higher education degree programs in adult education that best meet your professional needs.
  • National Institute for Literacy Scholarships: NIFL endowed $20,000 in gift funds to COABE for members that wish to attend our conferences. One $1,000 award is granted annually.
  • VIP Vendor Partners: COABE partners with leading adult education vendors to provide our members with special opportunities and substantial discounts.
  • Conference Mini Grants: With generous funding provided by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, COABE will award fifty mini grants to defray conference registration costs to attend the national conference.
  • Adult Educator Resources: The repository of best practices created by and for members contain many national conference presentations.
  • Awards, Incentive Grants, and Scholarships: Prestigious, competitive awards are given at the COABE Conference. Incentive grants and scholarships are also available.
  • Webinars: Members receive access to our new educational webinars from some of the top presenters at our national conference.

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