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

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

Multicultural Education

ADMISSIONS


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

Curriculum


Prior to 2019 M.Ed. Curriculum

REQUIRED COURSES COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
EDCI 602 Cultural Foundations of Education 3
EDCI 644 Curriculum Development 3
EDCI 673 Analysis of Teaching Behavior 3

 

An additional 27 hours of elective coursework is required to complete this degree. Up to two elective courses can be taken outside the department with faculty advisor’s permission and prior approval.

The student’s faculty chair will assist in choosing elective coursework for the degree plan. Some examples of electives are,

EDCI 677 Strategies for Teaching in a Culturally Pluralistic Society

EDCI 642 Multicultural Education: Theory and Research

EDCI 650 The bilingual/Multicultural Young Child in Family & Culture

EDCI 645  Society and Education in World Perspective

EDCI 611 Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language

EDCI 614 English as a Second Language for International and Intercultural Settings

EDCI 641 The African-American Learner in Urban Settings

EDCI 710 The Hispanic Learner in Urban Settings

EDCI 643 Urban Education

EDCI 648 Urban Schools and Communities

Prior to 2019 M.S. Curriculum

 

 

REQUIRED COURSES COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
EDCI 602 Cultural Foundations of Education 3
EDCI 644 Curriculum Development 3
EDCI 673 Analysis of Teaching Behavior 3
Electives 15
EDCI 691 Research 8
Total Hours 32

 

The M.S. requires 32 credit hours and a thesis.

The student’s faculty chair will assist in choosing elective coursework for the degree plan. Some examples of electives are,

EDCI 677 Strategies for Teaching in a Culturally Pluralistic Society

EDCI 642 Multicultural Education: Theory and Research

EDCI 650 The bilingual/Multicultural Young Child in Family & Culture

EDCI 645  Society and Education in World Perspective

EDCI 611 Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language

EDCI 614 English as a Second Language for International and Intercultural Settings

EDCI 641 The African-American Learner in Urban Settings

EDCI 710 The Hispanic Learner in Urban Settings

EDCI 643 Urban Education

EDCI 648 Urban Schools and Communities

Program Details


Degree: Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction
Emphasis: Multicultural 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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