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, 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.

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


Peer Mentor

Howdy! My name is Maria and I am a junior, 4-8 English/Social Studies major from Spring, Texas. I am a 3rd generation Aggie, so I think it’s safe to say that the Aggie Spirit is alive and well in my family! After I graduate, I would love to be a 6th Grade English teacher, with plans to become a reading specialist.

I love to spend my free time playing guitar, and I really enjoy reading and writing. Outside of class, I am a member of the Texas A&M Century Singers and I also enjoy singing at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, right across from campus! At home, I have a mischievous, but lovable dog named Teddie, and I love to spend a lot of time with my family and friends.

This is my second semester as a UPM, and I am so excited to be working with Dr. Matthews and her students in RDNG 372!

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