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


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.

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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

M.Ed./M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in:

English as a Second Language

The ESL emphasis area is transitioning to the Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY), where it will be housed with Bilingual Education programs. Students interested in a master’s degree focused on ESL or a doctoral  specialization in this area should contact for more information and assistance.

English as a Second Language

We prepare students to work as teacher educators, in K–12 public school settings, to teach adults in community colleges, intensive English programs, community-based settings such as libraries, workplace or corporate settings and of course, those who plan to go abroad to teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL).

Note: This is not a teacher certification program

Program Details

Degree: Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction
Emphasis: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Program Delivery: On-Campus
Degrees Offered: Master of Science, Master of Education
Credit Hours: M.S. 32 hours, M.Ed. 36 hours

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