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

Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in:

Reading & Literacy

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, emphasis in Reading & Literacy


The program offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Reading and Literacy. 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.

ADMISSIONS


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

How to Apply

Program Details


Degree: Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction
Emphasis: Reading & Literacy
Degrees Offered: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Credit Hours: 64

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Curriculum


 

Ph.D. Curriculum

For a student who has completed a master’s degree, a D.V.M. or M.D. at a U.S. institution, a minimum of 64 hours is required on the degree plan for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. For a student who has completed a baccalaureate degree but not a master’s degree or a U.S. D.V.M. or M.D., a minimum of 96 hours is required on the degree plan for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Required Courses

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
EDCI 601 Disciplinary Knowledge and Research in C&I (must be taken during the first semester) 3
EDCI 646 Instruction Theory 3
EDCI 647 Curriculum Theory 3
EDCI 658 History of Education 3
EDCI 662 Philosophical Theories of Education 3
EDCI 606 Cognition, Culture and Literacy 3

 

Research Core
Requires 15 Hours

Students and their advisors will choose one of the following four research sequences that is most appropriate for their needs. Any substitutions to these sequences will need to be approved by the student’s chair and dissertation/thesis committee.

Note: Adjustments may be made to the various research sequences due to course availability. Students should meet with their major advisors to make the necessary changes. To fulfill the research requirement, the remaining 6 hours should be selected from approved advanced courses (see ARM) and in conjunction with their advisor.

Learn more: http://education.tamu.edu/advanced-research-methods-certificate

 

SEQUENCE A

RESEARCH CORE COURSES COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
EDCI 605 or EHRD 655 Qualitative Research Methods in C&I or Qualitative Research 3
EPSY 640 Experimental Design in Education I 3
EPSY 641 Experimental Design in Education II 3

 

SEQUENCE B

RESEARCH CORE COURSES COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
EDCI 605 or EHRD 655 Qualitative Research Methods in C&I or Qualitative Research 3
STAT 651 Statistics in Research I 3
STAT 652 Statistics in Research II 3

 

SEQUENCE C

RESEARCH CORE COURSES COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
EDCI 686 Research Methods in EDCI I 3
EDCI 687 Research Methods in EDCI II 3
EDCI 688 Advanced Research Methods in EDCI 3

 

SEQUENCE D

RESEARCH CORE COURSES COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
EPSY 640 or STAT 651 Experimental Design in Education or Statistics in Research I 3
EDCI 605 or EHRD 655 Qualitative Research Methods in C&I or Qualitative Research 3
EDCI 689 Advanced Research Methods in EDCI 3

The remaining two research courses (6 hours) should come from this list of “advanced” research courses. Students, their advisors, and dissertation/thesis committee will choose the most appropriate “advanced” courses. The “advanced” research courses may be chosen from the following list:

 

Qualitative Research Courses

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
EDAD 623 Advanced Fieldwork Methods 3
EHRD 651 Models of Epistemology and Inquiry in Human Resource Development 3
EHRD 656 Narrative Analysis 3
EHRD 657 Life History Research 3

 

Mixed Methods Courses

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
EDAD 620 Educational Program Evaluation 3
EHRD 618 Evaluation Models in Human Resource Development 3
EHRD 641 Evaluation of Adult Teaching and Learning 3
EDCI 628 Analyzing and Reporting Field-Based Research 3
EDCI 689 Standards and Models of Curriculum Evaluation 3
EDCI 661 Mixed-Methods Research in Education 3

 

Quantitative Research Courses

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
STAT 653 Statistics in Research III 3
EPSY 622 Measurement and Evaluation in Education 3
EPSY 630 Single-Case Research 3
EPSY 636 Techniques of Research 3
EPSY 642 Meta-Analysis of Behavioral Research 3
EPSY 643 Applied Multivariate Research 3
EPSY 651 Structural Equation Modeling 3
EPSY 689 Hierarchical Linear Modeling/Multi-level Modeling 3
EDCI 627 Teaching and Learning Data Analysis and Uncertainty Concepts 3

 

Dissertation Research

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
RDNG 634 Reading Research Trends 3
RDNG 635 Theories of the Reading Process 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3

 

Students will consult with their advisory committee to determine what courses can be used as electives on their degree plan. If coursework for the Reading Specialist certification has not already been completed, it will not to be completed as part of the electives.

 

13 Dissertation Research Hours Required

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
EDAD 691 Research 13

 

The student’s advisory committee will consist of no fewer than four members of the graduate faculty representative of the students’ several fields of study and research, where the chair or co-chair must be from the student’s department, and at least one or more of the members must be from a department other than the student’s major department.

Students will refer to the Office of Graduate Studies (ogs.tamu.edu) for information on:

• Residence requirements

• Time Limit

• Transfer of Credit Hours

• 99-hour cap on doctoral degrees

For more information on the Ph.D. degree in C&I with emphasis in Reading and Language Arts please visit our website.

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Frequently Asked Questions


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  • 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.

  • 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: Departmental Application for Online Ed.D. Program 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

  • 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

  • What are the typical program costs?

    You can base the cost of attendance on 64 graduate credit hours (for doctoral students). The following website can help you estimate the cost of the program, including current costs of tuition and fees: Cost of attendance estimator

  • Is the GRE required?

    GRE is only required for Ed.D. and Ph.D. applicants.

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