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 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.

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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

Chavely Owens

Chavely Owens

Howdy! My name is Chavely Owens and I am a Special Education major from Denton, Texas. When I was little, I always remembered playing pretend teacher in my room with my stuffed animals. I’ve always loved learning, and the thing that I am most excited about in my future career is that I will be helping kids grow into their passions!

When I am not in class or studying I am most likely reading a book, rewatching a tv show, or playing video games on my Nintendo Switch. One of my favorite things to do is spend time with my husband and friends by doing a game night that is filled with board games, card games, and video games.

This semester is my first semester as a University Peer Mentor in Technology (UPMT) and I am so excited to help students with any questions they might have when it comes to utilizing technology in the classroom.

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