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, 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 College 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.

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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

Caroline Freeman

Caroline Freeman

Howdy! My name is Caroline Freeman, and I am a sophomore Secondary Education Major from The Woodlands, TX. After receiving my undergrad degree, I hope to pursue my Master’s degree in Reading and Literary Development. I have always desired to be a reading specialist because I have a heart for young children, and I want them to experience the joy of learning and discovering what they’re passionate about!

When I’m not studying, I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family, playing spikeball and pickleball, working out, reading, playing/listening to music, and exploring the great outdoors! Card games, watching my favorite TV shows, and walks around the neighborhood with friends are some of my favorites! 

This semester is my second semester of being a UMPT (University Peer Mentor in Technology) for EDCI 365. I took this class in the spring of 2022 and absolutely loved it! I look forward to getting to know all of you and helping you succeed in this course!!

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