Pathways Adult Education at baker college

Pathways Adult Education provides opportunities to those who are in need of a high school education free of charge. Our Pathways students will even receive free vouchers to take the GED test.


Through hard work and dedication, you will be able to obtain the ultimate goal of achieving an education that is essential for a brighter future. Pathways provides the opportunity to finish your education by increasing your literacy, obtaining a high school diploma or GED.


The Pathways program includes a highly qualified staff that assist students with high school completion, career, and college advancement. A comfortable learning lab environment creates a positive atmosphere that enhances studying and schoolwork completion.

Pathways Adult Education students learn in a modern higher education environment on the Baker College campus with classrooms fully equipped with the latest computers, software, and technology.

Pathways Staff

Kim Janicek-teacher with reading literacy certification, Kimberly Montney-career navigator, Cheryl Korf-administrative assistant, Karen Wagner-program coordinator/teacher, Doug Sherwood-teacher with high school math certification, Troy Napier- Director and Clark Wilson-teacher with high school math certification.


Special Events

The staff at Pathways Adult Education strives to ensure a quality educational experience with a strong focus on celebrating student achievement and cohort development. Yearly student special events include end of year student achievement celebration and recognition, holiday, leadership, and college and career exploration events.

Student testimonials

Coming into an environment that was welcoming was everything that I needed to help me pursue my education. I felt very supported and encouraged to finish. I want to thank everyone for their patience.

-Sarah Bennett, Pathways 2022

Student testimonials

To put it plainly, I was surprised by everything this program had to offer, especially for being free. Everyone was quite helpful, and because it is self-paced I was able to get my GED within a couple months. They also went above and beyond by helping with various aspects after the GED; such as with resume, cover letter, portfolio creation, job skills, job finding, pursuance of education, and much more to help push you along.

-Gabe Allen, Pathways 2021

Hours of Operation

Open Monday - Thursday

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Follows the Owosso School Calendar

Info Workshop Dates

Informational workshops are usually offered on Thursday's at 10:00 a.m., they usually take about an hour and we would like you to test on that date as well. There are two Casas tests that will measure your reading and math level. Once completed, we can get you set up with information to get you started to complete your GED!

GED TEsting Dates

We usually have testing dates on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. We can work around your schedule if need be - just ask!!

Contact INformation

Phone: 989-729-3620

Email: pathways@baker.edu

Building 14: Education and Social Science Room 1423 (see map below)

Main Campus Address: 1020 S. Washington St. Owosso, Mi, 48867

Like us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/PathwaysAdultEducation


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