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, diversity, 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, Department Head 

in Texas for producing teachers in Math & Science, English/Reading and General Elementary

ONLINE MASTER'S IN EDUCATION PROGRAM, COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, US News & World Report Online School Rankings

Online Master's in Curriculum & Instruction, US News & World Report Online School Rankings

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

TLAC PROGRAMS

Former TLAC student teaching middlegrades

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

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.

students studying on computer for teacher certification

GLOBAL ONLINE EDUCATION

Providing greater opportunities and flexibility for students, TLAC offers online degree programs, in addition to many individual Web-based classes.

kid working online

Certificates

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

Lori Shumilak

Lori Shumilak

Howdy! My name is Lori Shumilak. I am a fifth year EC-6th Major with a minor in Spanish from Houston, Texas. I am a second-generation aggie on both sides and a second-generation educator. I look forward to helping my future students love learning as much as I do!

When not in class you can find me hanging out with my family, reading, watching anime, or at an aggie football game (WHOOP!). I love books by Rick Riordan and my favorite part of EDCI 365 was making my class website! I also enjoy creating things and spending time with my Bible study from Grace Bible Church. 

This is my fifth semester as a University Peer Mentor in Technology, and I look forward to helping EDCI 365 students with their technology projects!

Can't find what you are looking for?

Contact TLAC