The Department of Teaching, Learning & Culture

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.

Having two highly-ranked graduate programs within one department serves as an index of the world-class academic programs and faculty who are committed to a culture of excellence in research and discovery, and the scholarship of teaching.

-Dr. Michael de Miranda, Dean of The School of Education and Human Development 

From Our Former Students

“One of the things that set this program apart is that it is located within the Teaching, Learning & Culture Department at Texas A&M. There’s more to teaching than just delivering a curriculum or instructional strategy; we have to consider the influence that culture has one what we do.”

Dr. Byron William

Online Ed.D in Curriculum & Instruction


Former TLAC student teaching middlegrades


TLAC offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Education, with one of three focuses.

Former TLAC student teaching middlegrades

Graduate Programs

The Culture and Curriculum program offers students the opportunity to learn and grow in many areas.

students studying on computer for teacher certification


Providing greater opportunities and flexibility for students, TLAC offers online degree programs, in addition to many individual Web-based classes.

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TLAC offers several types of certificates for students as well as Texas Teacher Certifications


Peer Mentor

Howdy! My name is Alexandria and I am a Junior 4-8 English/Language Arts and Social Studies major from San Antonio, Texas. A-A-A-Whoop! I am a transfer student, so this is my second year at Texas A&M. I am loving every bit of it! Growing up, I always longed to become a teacher (and an Aggie). It’s crazy to think that in just a couple of years, I will graduate from my dream school and have a classroom of my own! In the future, I hope to one day receive my Master’s Degree in Educational Administration, but we’ll see where life takes me!

In my free time, I enjoy playing the piano, baking new recipes, or hanging out with my friends and family. I also have the most adorable beagle named Ginger who takes up most of my free time when I go home to visit. I’m very outgoing and I love new adventures!

This is my first semester as a UPM, and I am beyond excited to work with Dr. Lynch in INST 362. Gig ‘em!

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