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?