What is ABE?

  • ABE = Accelerated Bridge to Education program.  Visit the web site at http://abe.lincolncollege.edu/
  • The ABE program provides adult-friendly education and convenient locations in the Central Illinois area.
  • Full-time professionals can earn a bachelor’s degree while maintaining their career and personal life.
  • ABE students earn up to 27 credit hours per year, by attending one class, one night a week over a five-week session.

When was the college and ABE founded?

  • Lincoln College-Normal was founded in 1979.
  • The ABE program began in 2007.

Which accreditation(s) or designations do you have?

Where are courses offered?

  • We have three sites at which we conduct courses:
    • LCN = Lincoln College-Normal, 715 W. Raab Rd., Normal, IL 61761
    • IVCC = Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby, IL
    • LLCC = Capital City Training Center (Lincoln Land Community College), 130 W Mason, Springfield, IL 62702
  • Currently, we do NOT offer online-only courses.

What is the course format, structure, and demographics?

  • Courses use a blended-learning format (face-to-face + online).
  • Classes meet once a week from 5:30-9:30pm for 5 weeks.
  • The typical student in our program is a working professional.
  • The average age of our students is 36 years old.
  • Class sizes range from 1-24 students, but a typical enrollment is 12 students.

How much pay does an ABE instructor receive?

  • The pay for teaching one 5-week class in ABE is the same as teaching one of our 16-week traditional classes.

What is required to teach in ABE?

  • A graduate-level degree and/or 18 credit hours in a graduate field of study.
  • Submission of resume/CV, official transcripts, letters of recommendation. (See which positions we’re hiring for.)
  • In-person or phone interview.
  • Completion of ABE Certification.

How can I connect with ABE?  With whom may I contact with questions?