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

TLAC PROGRAMS

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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.

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GLOBAL ONLINE EDUCATION

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

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Certificates

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

Teaching, Learning & Culture

Administration

Department Head


Claire Katz

Department Head and Professor

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Department Executive Committee Standing Members


Claire Katz

Department Head and Professor

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Robin Alderete

Executive Assistant I

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Andrea Williams - Caldwell

Business Administrator II

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Debra McKeown

Associate Department Head for Graduate Studies

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Sharon Matthews

Associate DH for Undergraduate Studies

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Department Executive Committee Representatives


Andrew Kipp

Clinical Assistant Professor

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Kara Green

Senior Administrative Coordinator I

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John Williams III

Assistant Professor

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Academic Program Chairs and Executive Committee Representatives


Hope Gerde

Professor

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Paul Hernandez

Associate Professor

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Joanne Olson

Professor

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Kausalai Wijekumar

Professor

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