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 College 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

M.Ed./M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction with

Mathematics Education

M.Ed. / M.S. 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.


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: Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction
Emphasis: Mathematics Education
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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For a better understanding of your total cost of attendance (COA), please visit our cost and tuition rates webpage ( This webpage will provide you with an opportunity to review estimated COA information for undergraduate, graduate and professional students, as well as other resources such as the tuition calculator and billing and fee explanations.

Prior to 2019 M.Ed. Curriculum

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The M.Ed. degree plan requires a minimum of 36 credit hours. The degree is a non-thesis degree.

Prior to 2019 M.S. Curriculum

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The M.S. degree plan requires a minimum of 32 credit hours. This option provides the opportunity to conduct meaningful instruction level research in the completion of a thesis. The Master of Science degree requires the completion of 6 research credit hours during the fall, spring or 10-week summer semester.

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Master of Education Program Advisor (M.Ed.)

Sandra Meyer

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Master of Science Program Advisor (M.S.)

Kara Bond

Associate Director

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Yeping Li


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Jamaal Young

Director of Aggie STEM

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Dawn Parker

Clinical Professor

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