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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. Click here to read more about TLAC.

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, Department Head 

in Texas for producing teachers in Math & Science, English/Reading and General Elementary

Graduate Programs, US News & World Report Online School Rankings

Curriculum & Instruction, US News & World Report Online School Rankings

BACHELOR'S MASTER'S PH.D. ED.D. MINOR
Culture and Curriculum
Curriculum and Instruction
English as a Second Language
Generalist Online
Graduate Teacher Certification + MEd Online
Mathematics Education
Multicultural Education
Reading and Literacy
Science Education
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Online
Technology and Teacher Education
Urban Education
Interdisciplinary Studies
EC-Generalist
Middle Grades 4-8 Language Arts/Social Studies
Middle Grades 4-8 Math/Science
Denotes online option available

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

TLAC PROGRAMS

Former TLAC student teaching middlegrades

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

TLAC offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Interdisciplinary Studies, 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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GLOBAL ONLINE EDUCATION

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

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Certificates

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

DR. PATRICK SLATTERY

DR. PATRICK SLATTERY

Professor and Associate Department Head for Graduate Studies

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Dr. Patrick Slattery is Professor and Associate Department Head for Graduate Studies in the Department of Teaching, Learning & Culture in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University where he teaches courses in Philosophy of Education, Curriculum Theory, Social Foundations of Education, and Arts-Based Research. His books include: “Curriculum Development in the Postmodern Era” (Third Edition, Routledge, 2013); the co-authored text with Dana Rapp “Ethics and the Foundations of Education: Teaching Convictions in a Postmodern World” (Allyn and Bacon, 2003); the co-authored text “Understanding Curriculum” (Peter Lang Publishers, 1995); and the co-authored text “Contextualizing Teaching” (Addison-Wesley Longman, 2000). Dr. Slattery has published research articles in Harvard Educational Review, Journal of Curriculum Studies, Educational Theory, Qualitative Inquiry, Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Journal of Teacher Education and Practice, JCT: Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, and Curriculum Inquiry. He is a former editor of JCT: Journal of Curriculum Theorizing and co-editor (with James Henderson of Kent State University) of The Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy. Patrick Slattery is a past-president of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS), a member of Professors of Curriculum, the former chair of the Arts-Based Educational Research SIG of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and a council member of the Curriculum and Pedagogy Group (C&P). He is also an artist, lecturer, and activist for social justice issues in organizations such as Austin Childrens’ Shelter, Queer Studies SIG of AERA, Campaign to End the Death Penalty (CEDP), and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). The central theme of his work is the promotion of a just, compassionate, and ecologically sustainable global culture through holistic and reconceptualized approaches to curriculum, constructive postmodern understandings of education, queer studies in gender and sexuality, and Process philosophical visions of creativity and change. In his research he contends that spiritual, ethical, and social transformation is intimately linked to visual culture, public pedagogy, and aesthetics, and that wisdom can emerge in the artistic process.

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