Center for Research & Development in Dual Language & Literacy Acquisition


Our Mission & Goals

CRDLLA’s primary mission is to develop research that supports second language learners in schools to achieve academically through programs that promote dual languages and English language and literacy acquisition.

Conducting research (e.g. assessment and evaluation)
Provide professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators
Develop research-based educational materials
Provide leadership for teachers, administrators, and families in dual language, English language, and literacy acquisition

Our History

In August 2013, the Board of Regents approved the creation of the center and its operation as a designated Center within the Texas A&M University System. Today it conducts research and service for state and federal entities in the areas of teacher professional development and English language acquisition for English learners through rigorous science instruction and curriculum. The center also conducts research internationally in non-English speaking countries, such as Costa Rica and China, to promote English language learning.

Our Partners

CRDLLA partners with local, state, national, and international organizations, including school districts across the state, the Texas Education Agency, the U.S. Department of Education, international entities, and businesses in the private sector.

Connect with us

Physical Address: EPRC Building, 1411 Hensel Street, Room 201J, College Station, TX 77840 | Email: | Phone: 979-862-1472

For media and outreach inquiries, please contact Matthew Etchells at or 979-845-3193.