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 College 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

Savannah Berthelot

Savannah Berthelot

Howdy! My name is Savannah Berthelot and I am a junior EC-6th major from Lewisville, Texas. When I was in kindergarten I remember having an amazing teacher who fostered a love for teaching and watching her students grow into amazing learners. Watching her teach with the love and joy that she had for it helped me discover my love for teaching and wanting to be a teacher like her when I got older. I have always loved learning new things and broadening my horizons, and I hope to one day show that to my future students, and watch them grow and discover what they want to be in the future. I also hope to foster a love of reading for each of my students as that is something that I love to do whenever I get the chance.

When I am not in class or studying you can most likely find me relaxing at home either baking, reading a good book, or hanging out with my friends. Watching my favorite tv shows and movies and going to new coffee shops are some of my favorite things to do when I have free time.

This semester is my first semester being a University Peer Mentor in Technology (UPMT) and I am very excited to help students with any questions they might have when it comes to utilizing technology in the classroom.

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