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.


“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 Interdisciplinary Studies, 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

Teaching, Learning & Culture

Field Experience Office

Field Experiences Office

The TLAC Field Experiences Office is responsible for administering and organizing field placements for EC–6 Generalist, Middle Grades 4–8 Math/Science, Middle Grades 4–8 Language Arts/Social Studies, Middle Grades 4–8 English and Secondary 7–12 students.

Students complete a consecutive series of methods blocks as part of their degree plan, before completing their clinical teaching experience the final semester before graduation. All senior methods students and clinical teachers are required to have liability insurance.

The TLAC Field Experiences Office also organizes the TAMU Education Career Fair. We welcome you to LIKE us on Facebook, where recruiting entities connect with current and former student teachers, job opportunities are posted and semester news is shared.

By starting with some of the best students in Texas and adding an outstanding team of Texas A&M faculty plus the support of excellent mentors in the Brazos Valley, we know we can Always Expect More of Aggie Teachers.

Description of Field Experiences

Junior II

  • One full day/week
  • 12 week placement

Senior Methods

  • Two full, consecutive days/week (M/T or W/R)
  • 12 week placement
  • Senior Methods Seminars are recorded and may be viewed on YouTube.


  • One half-day/week
  • 10 week placement
  • High school

Clinical Teaching


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