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


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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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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


Secondary Education Minor (SEED)

aggieTEACH SEED Minor

A Secondary Education Minor with Educator Preparation for Non-Education Majors

Join the profession that transforms all other professions. TEACH.

The aggieTEACH SEED Minor provides teacher preparation and certification for degree seeking students enrolled at Texas A&M University.

The SEED Minor requires 18 credit hours of an educator preparation sequence plus one semester of clinical “student” teaching while concurrently completing the coursework in your major.

Minor Offered: Secondary Education (SEED Minor)

Target Audience: TAMU undergraduate non-education majors

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Currently enrolled as a TAMU undergraduate
  • Minimum of 3 semesters remaining
  • 12-15 certification credit hours
  • 2.75 overall GPA in undergraduate coursework
  • 2.5 minimum GPA in major-area content hours

If you’re interested in the aggieTEACH SEED Minor:

Step 1: Meet with your major Advisor to ensure the degree plan can accommodate the SEED Minor.

Step 2: Email to schedule a virtual or in-person appointment.

Step 3: Submit the aggieTEACH application.


If you have questions about the application process, eligibility, choosing a subject area or how your major qualifies for the program, contact us at

Teacher Certification

Certifications Offered

A minimum of 12-15 certification area credit hours are required prior to applying.

Certifications Offered

  • Chemistry 7-12 (15 hours required)
  • Dance 6-12
  • English Language Arts and Reading 4-8
  • English Language Arts and Reading 7-12
  • History 7-12
  • Life Science 7-12 (15 hours required)
  • Mathematics 7-12 (15 hours required)
  • Mathematics/Physical Science/Engineering 6-12 (MXET majors only-15 hours required)
  • Physical Science 7-12 (15 hours required)
  • Physics/Mathematics 6-12 (15 hours required)
  • Science 7-12 (15 hours required)
  • Social Studies 7-12 (15 hours required)

Contact Us


Joanna Hundl

Program Coordinator I

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Sharon Matthews

Associate DH for Undergraduate Studies

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Rodrick Lucero

Executive Director of the EPPC

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