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TALA1Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Tier I

Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Tier I

The Online Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies (TALA) prepare middle school teachers to design appropriate instruction for all students, including those who struggle with reading due to limited English proficiency, learning disabilities, dyslexia, and other risk factors for reading difficulties. This series of resources (TALA Tier I) is designed for all teachers and includes a set of training modules on cross-curricular vocabulary, comprehension strategies, and academic writing.

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About This Course

This online professional development course is designed to enhance teacher’s knowledge and skills so they can effectively support the development of reading skills in adolescent students. The strategies presented in the course promote the implementation of effective reading instruction across content areas that is suitable for all students. Participants who successfully complete all modules and the assessment will earn 9 continuing professional education (CPE) credits.

Teachers who successfully complete all units are eligible for 9 continuing professional education (CPE) credits. There are a total of three quizzes (one per unit) in this course.


Participants must fulfill the following requirements in order to successfully complete this course and earn 9 CPE credits:

  • Review the 3 units and complete all activities.
  • Take and pass the 3 quizzes. You must receive an 80% or higher in order to pass the quizzes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Yes, you will receive a certificate of completion after you have fulfilled all of the course requirements. Course requirements are listed in the preceding section of this page.