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

Randice Nelson

Randice Nelson

Former Mentor

Howdy! My name is Randice Nelson and I am a Sophomore 4-8 ELA & Social Studies major from Garwood, Texas. I plan to graduate from Texas A&M in 2024. I plan to teach 6th grade Language Arts in Fulshear, Texas.

When I am not studying or in class, I like to hangout with my friends and family, travel, and spend time with my Goldendoodle Oakley. I have a really close bond with my family as well as my fur baby Oakley. This is my first year working as a UMPT and I look forward to helping everyone in any way I can.

I am very excited to be helping the EDCI 365 students throughout the semester with anything they need in technology. This is my first semester being a UMPT and I look forward to working with everyone.

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