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

Hayley Diehl

Hayley Diehl

Howdy! My name is Hayley, and I am a sophomore EC-6 Generalist Education major at Texas A&M University! After graduating with my Bachelor’s degree, I plan on pursuing an online Master’s degree while beginning my teaching career. While I do not yet know what grade would be ideal to teach, I am currently planning on teaching anywhere from kindergarten to third grade. I have had experience as a Christian summer camp counselor, VBS leader, and Sunday School teacher and have observed many public classrooms.

I am from Spring, Texas, and I completed my high school education at Klein Collins High School. While attending Klein Collins, I was involved in my school’s drumline, which provided me with a total of ten years of experience in percussion. When not playing or listening to music, I can be found spending time with family and friends (and pets!), taking walks around campus, and letting out my creativity through drawing and painting!

This is my first semester as a UPMT (University Peer Mentor – Technology), and I am beyond excited to help with any questions and concerns that arise. Feel free to reach out at any time! Cheers to a busy and bright fall semester!

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