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.

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.

kid working online


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

Diana Delgadillo

Diana Delgadillo

Howdy! My name is Diana Delgadillo, I am a sophomore and my major is Pre-K-6th Generalist Certification. I am from Bakersfield, California and proud to be a member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2026! Upon graduating from Texas A&M University, I aspire to be an early elementary school teacher, primarily teaching 1st-3rd grade focusing on literacy subjects and skills. 

Throughout my free time I love going on sunset walks, finding new recipes to bake in the kitchen, or spending time at the Kappa Delta sorority house with my sisters and helping out with fundraisers! 

I am here to help with any problems, concerns, and questions you may have. I am so excited to be your UPMT for EDCI 365 this semester, it is going to be a great one – Gig em!

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