Citizenship classes prepare permanent residents for the naturalization process and exam, as well as the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship. ABE programs offering citizenship classes typically require a student to be co-enrolled in ESL or other ABE classes.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers an online Citizenship Resource Center with resources for applicants, teachers and programs offering citizenship preparation.
The Minnesota Literacy Council offers an online Citizenship Tutor Training in their online learning center.
To see the MDE-ABE policy on citizenship instruction, visit the Policy section of this website and open the Citizenship Content Memo (in the "Policy Memos" section).
To find ABE programs that offer citizenship preparation, visit the Adult Literacy Hotline by clicking on the link in the upper right.