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, diversity, 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, Department Head 

in Texas for producing teachers in Math & Science, English/Reading and General Elementary

ONLINE MASTER'S IN EDUCATION PROGRAM, COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, US News & World Report Online School Rankings

Online Master's in Curriculum & Instruction, US News & World Report Online School Rankings

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

Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in:

Mathematics Education

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, emphasis in Mathematics Education


Today’s elementary, middle, secondary and university mathematics research, instruction and curriculum embrace a variety of strategies and technologies. The TLAC graduate program in mathematics education includes work with the latest research findings, curriculum developments, computer-based teaching tools, internet and web-based sources and information technologies such as modeling, visualization and data management. The program characteristics include:

  • Research-based degree with an emphasis on mathematics learning with understanding and how to advance mathematics performance for all students.
  • Opportunity for individualized projects that expand knowledge about teaching and learning with and through technology.
  • Technology-rich environment, not only in terms of instructional tools, but also in the opportunity to employ technology in collecting data, modeling applied situations and building representations of important mathematics concepts.
  • Opportunity to study with a group of like-minded and motivated colleagues. Scheduled and available courses, making it possible to complete a degree within a well-defined time period.

Students come from a variety of backgrounds, possess a wide array of experiences and achieve national exposure before graduation. As a result of mentorship by mathematics education faculty and through participation in extant research projects, graduate students will present their work at local, regional and national conferences as well as publish in relevant journals.

 

ADMISSIONS


To be admitted to a graduate program, you must apply to the TLAC department and Texas A&M University.

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Program Details


Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Emphasis: Mathematics Education
Degrees Offered: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Credit Hours: 64

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The Ph.D. degree plan includes quality course work and research experiences, preparing students to be involved in mathematics education research. The program encompasses core courses and specialized study in mathematics education, leading to a dissertation on an original research question. Students may pursue individual interests, while joining in ongoing research projects of the Mathematics Education faculty.

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