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, Dean of The School of Education and Human Development 

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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


Former TLAC student teaching middlegrades


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

Online M.Ed. in:

Curriculum and Instruction

Online M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: Generalist Emphasis

Webinar Series

If you want to learn more about our programs, we will be having two webinars in February, before the March 1, deadline for Fall 2023 admissions. This is a time where you can speak to our Generalist program faculty lead and an academic advisor about any questions or concerns you may have.

Time and Zoom link to be announced.

About the Program

This Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction degree, online option (also known as the Generalist program) provides a sound combination of theory, methodology and a substantive content area, with some flexibility within the program emphasis, supporting areas.

This 36 hour non-thesis graduate degree option in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to develop effective teaching and research tools that increase educational opportunity and workplace access.

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree is rooted in evidence-based research to promote the agentive development of teacher practitioners in PK-12 settings. The practical framing of coursework yields transformative curricular teacher leaders prepared to impact a variety of local and global contexts. Program experiences equip master’s students with translational tools to hone classroom practices from the local classroom setting to the larger educational settings.


To be admitted to the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction program, you must apply to the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture and to Texas A&M University.


Program Design

The program incorporates the following content elements:

Academic Learning

  • Research-supported, effective instructional techniques for high rates of student academic learning;
  • Research-supported, effective instructional techniques for efficient and successful classrooms;
  • Techniques for developing, enhancing and evaluating curricula and lessons for K–12 learners;
  • Classroom research techniques for evaluating and documenting student and program success and
  • Techniques for enhancing student success on high-stake, state-wide assessments.

Social Climate and Emotional Well-Being

  • Techniques for enhancing learner self-efficacy and student general self-concept and
  • Techniques for ensuring school-wide respect for the linguistic/cultural diversity of students and their families.

School Improvement

  • Skillful participation in school improvement efforts, including needs assessments, goal setting, developing an action plan and evaluating improvement results. School improvement efforts should target academic learning of students.

Family and Community Partnerships

  • Techniques for developing inclusive partnerships with families and
  • Techniques for working with the broader community and other social service agencies (interagency partnerships and collaboration)

The primary delivery system is online. Online formats vary by class, dependent on material presented, but will include eCampus, PowerPoint presentations, video lectures, assignments, group projects, chat rooms, reading assignments and additional course materials.

Note: This is not a teacher certification program.

Prior to 2019 Online 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
EDCI 634 Reflective Inquiry (must be taken during final semester) 3

An additional 24 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.

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
Elective Choose from any 600 level EDCI or RDNG course offered. 3
Elective Choose from any 600 level EDCI or RDNG course offered. 3
Elective Choose from any 600 level EDCI or RDNG course offered. 3
Elective Choose from any 600 level EDCI or RDNG course offered. 3
Elective Choose from any 600 level EDCI or RDNG course offered. 3
Elective Choose from any 600 level EDCI or RDNG course offered. 3
Elective Choose from any 600 level EDCI or RDNG course offered. 3
Elective Choose from any 600 level EDCI or RDNG course offered. 3

Program Details

Degrees Offered: Master of Education, M.Ed.
Program Delivery: Online
Credit Hours: 36, non-thesis

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