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Education Services

For work, citizenship, college & life: It’s up to you!

Our main goal is to ensure you have access to language and communication wherever you go, whether that is through an ASL interpreter or communicating through texts, emails, or captions.

While attending classes at ThinkSelf you can improve your vocabulary, grammar, and comprehension skills – in ASL and English.

Adult Diploma & GED

ThinkSelf offers two options for those who didn’t finish high school: the Minnesota State Adult Diploma Program and GED Preparation. Each option has differences in how competency can be demonstrated – through testing, past credits earned, coursework, or certificates. Find out which one is right for you.
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To earn a GED, you must pass four tests: Language Arts; Math, Social Studies, and Science. ThinkSelf can help you prepare for the tests through instruction and practice, and support you in finding appropriate accommodations at the testing center.

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Adult Diploma Program

Tests in written English can be very difficult. The Adult Diploma Program allows learners to use prior experience and achievements to fulfill various completion options for a high school diploma, instead of taking the GED or other High School Equivalency exam.

Learners will show competency in five areas: English Language Arts; Mathematics; Science; Social Studies; and Employability, Career Awareness, and Digital Literacy. Competency can be demonstrated through past credits earned, coursework, certificates, and/or exams.

Tutoring and Resume-Building

Nowadays, communication at work is mainly through reading and writing – emails, texts, memos, etc. Navigating this English-centered world can be difficult and exhausting. ThinkSelf staff can work with you so you feel more prepared and confident at work or college!
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College Tutoring

College is challenging, but you deserve support that helps you achieve your goals and succeed. Accessible tutoring and support for college students are available through in-person and video instruction. All instructors and tutors are fluent in ASL, allowing for direct communication, without the need of an interpreter.

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Language for Work

ThinkSelf staff can work with you to better understand the language specifically used at your jobsite, and provide instruction to improve your skills in order to get that raise or promotion you’re going for!

Discover Career Pathways

Not sure what you want to do? Worried you don’t have the right qualifications? Our Pathways Specialist will support you in finding a career that works for you, and guide you towards the courses and certifications you need to succeed. Our Pathways Specialist can help you figure out what’s next!

Certifications Offered by ThinkSelf

ThinkSelf offers the following courses that lead towards certification:

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Northstar Digital Literacy

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First Aid/CPR

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Driver's Education

We also provide instruction in Paraprofessional Skills for those interested in working in the K-12 setting. This course leads to volunteer and internship opportunities at Metro Deaf School, increasing your chances at getting a job.

If these options don’t interest you, the Pathways Specialist can work with you to get the resources and referrals you’re looking for.

Contact Us for More Information!