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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. Click here to read more about TLAC.

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

Graduate Programs, US News & World Report Online School Rankings

Curriculum & Instruction, US News & World Report Online School Rankings

BACHELOR'S MASTER'S PH.D. ED.D. MINOR
Culture and Curriculum
Curriculum and Instruction
English as a Second Language
Generalist Online
Graduate Teacher Certification + MEd Online
Mathematics Education
Multicultural Education
Reading and Literacy
Science Education
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Online
Technology and Teacher Education
Urban Education
Interdisciplinary Studies
EC-Generalist
Middle Grades 4-8 Language Arts/Social Studies
Middle Grades 4-8 Math/Science
Denotes online option available

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

Former TLAC student teaching middlegrades

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

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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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

Quick Admit Applicants: Current Aggies graduating in spring or summer of 2020 are eligible to apply for the TLAC Quick Admissions process. Each program area will have unique essay question(s) that will need to be uploaded to the application and can be found on the program area’s web page. Please find the necessary Quick Admit essay questions in the drop down box below.

Quick Admit Essays

  • Provide a statement describing how this program and specific area of emphasis meets the objectives of your educational and professional career.
  • Please submit one prior writing sample from an individual assignment in either INST 222 or TEFB 273. If you did not take these courses please submit a similar assignment from the required International and Cultural Diversity Course or the required Cultural Discourse required course you completed as an undergraduate. This assignment should allow the committee to assess your understanding and commitment to multicultural and/or urban 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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Frequently Asked Questions


Masters

  • Can you guide me through the application process?

    Completed Application: A completed Apply Texas application. Apply online at www.applytexas.org. The name on your application must match your name as it appears in your passport. Application Fee: A non-refundable $65 application fee for domestic applicants and $90 application fee for international applicants. The application fee may be paid by check, money order or approved credit card. Applicants who wish to pay by credit card may do so as part of the online application. If you are unable to pay the fee online, you may call the Graduate Admissions Office at 979-845-1060. Official Transcripts and Records: Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. NOTE: You do not need to submit an official transcript from Texas A&M University. For information on submitting official transcripts to Texas A&M University, please visit their website. * If you are currently a graduate student at Texas A&M University, please contact our office at 979-862-8032 for information on applying to the TLAC department. TLAC Departmental Admissions In addition to the Texas A&M University admission requirements, the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture requires the following information: The departmental application will be submitted electronically. You will be required to upload a copy of your professional resume, three professional references, and writing samples.

    How to Apply: Master’s Application Information | Doctoral Application Information

  • What are the typical program costs?

    The following website can help you estimate the cost of the program, including current costs of tuition and fees: Click here for the cost of attendance estimator

    Please note, you must update the program hours.

  • I still have further questions—who can I contact to help me answer those?

    Please feel free to contact the Graduate Advising Office in 211 Harrington Tower. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We can be reached at (979) 862-8032. (This is our front desk phone.) You can e-mail us at tlacgant@tamu.edu. Our mailing address is 4232 TAMU; College Station, TX 77843-4232. Office fax number: (979) 862-4352. Please make sure to include a cover sheet when faxing.

  • How soon can I apply?

    Prospective students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible!

  • I live out of state. Do you accept out-of-state applicants?

    Yes, we accept in-state and out-of-state applicants.

  • Is there any opportunity for financial assistance?

    Yes, there are opportunities for financial assistance through the following departments: Office of Graduate Studies Financial Aid

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