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.

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 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. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in:

Reading and Literacy (Online or On-Campus)

Reading and Literacy


Spring 2019 Admissions Deadline: October 1, 2018

Summer 2019 Admissions Deadline: March 1, 2019

International Deadline for Spring 2019: August 1, 2018

Reading & Literacy offers Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Curriculum and Instruction. The M.Ed. is offered online or on-campus. In addition to taking a core curriculum shared with all students of Curriculum and Instruction, students will complete courses specific to the Reading and Literacy program. Students also have the option to pursue a Reading Specialist Certification and Master Reading Teacher Certification.

Curriculum


M.Ed. Curriculum

The M.Ed. degree requires 36 credit hours

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

 

REQUIRED ELECTIVES COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
RDNG 602 (674)*+ Teaching Reading in the Elementary Grades 3
RDNG 603 (649)* Using Advanced Literacy to Teach and Learn across Disciplines 3
RDNG 604*+ Assessment for Literacy Intervention 3
RDNG 616*+ Organization and Leadership of Reading Programs 3
RDNG 620* Literacy and Language 3
RDNG 605 (642)*+ Practicum in Literacy Intervention 3
RDNG 609 (650)* Foundations of Reading Instruction 3
RDNG 630 Writing Development Assessment and Instruction 3
RDNG Electives Choose one: RDNG 612: Children’s Literature and Literacy OR RDNG 613: Multicultural Children’s Literature and Literacy 3

*Courses required for the Reading Specialist Certification.

+Courses required for the Master Reading Teacher Certification.

Additional certification requirements must be met to be eligible for the Reading Specialist or Master Reading Teacher Certifications. Please contact an advisor for additional information.

M.S. Curriculum

The M.S. degree requires 32 credit hours

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

 

REQUIRED ELECTIVES COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
RDNG 602 (674) Teaching Reading in the Elementary Grades 3
RDNG 603 (649) Using Advanced Literacy to Teach and Learn across Disciplines 3
RDNG 604 Assessment for Literacy Intervention 3
RDNG 616 Organization and Leadership of Reading Programs 3
RDNG 605 (642) Practicum in Literacy Intervention 3
RDNG 691 Research 8

 

Program Details


Degrees Offered: Master of Education  (M.Ed.), Master of Science (M.S.)
Program Emphasis: Reading & Literacy
Program Delivery: M.Ed. Online or On-Campus, M.S. On-Campus
Credit Hours: M.Ed. 36 (non-thesis), M.S. 32 (thesis)

 

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Frequently Asked Questions


Online M.Ed.

  • 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

  • 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.

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