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The Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture (TLAC) encompasses students, faculty and staff whose efforts and interests center on the many different aspects of academics, teaching and classroom education. TLAC’s mission is to create experiences that advance teaching, research and service through the application of knowledge in the preparation and development of quality educators; placing high value on collaboration, diversity, critical thinking, creativity, democratic governance and global leadership.

One of four departments in the College of Education and Human Development, TLAC is currently home to over 1200 undergraduate students, about 400 graduate students, 47 faculty members and 26 staff members. From 2005 – 2010, TLAC produced more than 2600 teachers, 470 masters and 100 Ph.D. graduates.

U.S. News and World Report ranks our Elementary Teacher Education program 16th among all education colleges in 2013.

Vision & History

Over the years, TLAC has established a solid foundation of teacher preparation in undergraduate elementary and secondary education. In response to growing recognition to the need for more practical experience, the department continues to develop new programs and new approaches for the preparation of teachers. 

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Welcome from the Department Head

Howdy! Welcome to the Teaching, Learning and Culture Department (TLAC), home on the web at Texas A&M University. With this web platform, the department enjoys tremendous opportunities to share, communicate, connect and reconnect with our colleagues, students and friends all over the world. 

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