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

Kirstin Spence

Kirstin Spence

Howdy! My name is Kirstin Spence, I am a senior and my major is Special Education. My plan after I graduate in December is to become a teacher in a self-contained classroom. I want to teach for several years, before continuing my education and getting my PhD in educational policy. I am currently a student teacher and have a residency with CSISD. 

When I am not in school I enjoy reading, swimming, having stay-cations in Houston, and cuddling with my cats! I love to go to new boutiques, do escape-room, and to play any and all games!

I am from Fenton, Michigan and I have been in Texas for 3 years. I moved here to get away from the cold and knew I had to finish school, so I came to Texas A&M. I fell in love with Texas A&M and the education department. I am so excited to get the opportunity to be a UMPT for my last semester at TAMU! I am here to help y’all with anything you need during this semester, it’s going to be an amazing semester!

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