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

Kamryn Galvan

Kamryn Galvan

Howdy! My name is Kamryn Galvan and I am currently going into my junior year here at Texas A&M. My major is Education Generalist Ec-6th and I plan to later get my masters in Human Resources for Education. I am all the way from Sugarland, Tx which is only about 30 mins outside the Houston area, so I always say Houston has my heart! I also just recently ended my first internship with the Fort Worth ISD HR Department! 

When not in school I enjoy traveling and going shopping! I am a shopaholic and if I could stay at the outlet malls all day I would! For this semester I look forward to good grades and football season. I am a huge football fan and I cannot wait to cheer on our Aggies! !

I am here for nothing but support and as your UPMT I promise to leave no student behind and to always provide guidance. I hope this year runs smoothly and everyone has a safe semester! If you need me I will most likely be hanging out in the lab or chillin in Harrington Tower! Looking forward to a happy and blessed school year!

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