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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

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
Middle Grades 4-8 Language Arts/Social Studies
Middle Grades 4-8 Math/Science
Denotes online option available


“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 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.

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.

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



Clinical Assistant Professor

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My name is James Laub and I want to tell you a little bit about myself. I received my Ph.D. from Prairie View A & M University, my M.Ed. from the University of Houston – Victoria, and my B.A. from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Education is my passion and I am a strong advocate of lifelong learning.

Before joining TAMU in January 2014, I taught classes in educational leadership at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, as well as supervising principal and superintendent certification candidates for Prairie View A & M University. Prior to teaching in higher education, I served public school students as a Teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent. Prior to entering public education, I served as a Juvenile Probation Officer and in the US Naval Reserve.

I live in College Station, Texas with my wife of 32 years, Joyce, and my youngest son, Jason. My oldest son, Justin, lives in Odessa, Texas with his wife, Aleesha, and grandchildren Lilly Grace who is 4 years old and Dalton Wade who was recently born on my birthday, August 14th – best birthday gift ever.

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