About North Texas Adult Education & Literacy (NTAEL)

  • NTAEL - North Texas Adult Education and Literacy, (formerly Denton ISD Adult Education & Literacy ), is a Texas Workforce Commission funded program that resides as a department of Denton ISD. NTAEL proudly serves the counties of Denton, Erath, Hood, Johnson, and Somervell by providing English as a Second Language, High School Equivalency, Career Pathway certification classes, and Workplace Literacy. We are an ongoing program that runs classes all year around with student enrollment every week that offers online and face-to-face classes. We have two main offices that are located in Denton and Cleburne, TX to better serve our counties.

    We prepare adults for higher academic instruction or skills training that leads to employment and self-sufficiency. If you are ready to take the leap, register for classes near you today, and ‘Let’s Move Forward Together!’

  • Mission

    “Dedicated to Quality Services and Programs”
    The North Texas Adult Education and Literacy (NTAEL) program exists to promote and support a responsive and accountable system that creates value and supports local solutions in addressing the educational and workforce development needs of Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) customers, businesses, and community stakeholders.

  • Vision

    “Learning for Work and Life”
    To deliver education, workforce, and higher education transition outcomes for students through innovative service delivery and partnerships that result in efficiencies, alignments, and accountability.

  • Values

    “Delivering Quality Service in a Caring Environment”
    We care about our adult learners, our community, and our work. Our core program values are Accountability, Commitment, Integrity, Loyalty, Learning and Positivity.

Let's Move Forward Together



    The North Texas Adult Education & Literacy program serves thousands of residents in the Denton, Johnson, Erath, Hood, and Somervell counties through academic instruction and skills training to improve their situation in life.

    Our program provides adult learners with quality programs and services to help them acquire and develop literacy skills, leading to a high school equivalency certificate needed to enter college or obtain sustainable employment, so that they can reach their full potential as family members, productive workers, and responsible citizens. 

    At North Texas Adult Education & Literacy Program, we are excited to be a part of this journey and invite you to join us. We are very thankful and fortunate to be a department of Denton ISD and have a supportive Board of Trustees, who sincerely understand and appreciate the added value our program provides.

    Adult Education serves a critical role in the development of a well-educated and highly skilled workforce. It prepares adults for further academic instruction or training skills that lead to employment and self-sufficiency. We know that it takes time and commitment to accomplish great things in life, and we want to be a part of the change. You are not alone, you have the support of your instructors, peers, and support staff. Let’s tackle this obstacle and Let’s Move Forward Together!