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

Jackie Yedwab

Jackie Yedwab

Howdy! My name is Jackie Yedwab and I am a sophomore 4-8 ELA/Social Studies major from Plano, TX. In the future, I hope to foster a love for history in middle school students, especially by using some of the fantastic technology resources that we learn about in EDCI 365. 

When I’m not in class or doing homework, you can find me hanging out with my friends, family, or playing volleyball at the Rec. I also love being involved with freshmen mentorship opportunities on campus! This year, I am an Assistant Director for MSC FISH, this past summer I was a Fish Camp counselor, and I also am a Peer Mentor for a Hullabaloo U section this Fall semester. 

This is my first semester as a University Peer Mentor in Technology, and I cannot wait to embark on this journey with y’all! I am looking forward to helping all EDCI 365 students with their amazing projects this year!

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