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, 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 

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

STEM Certificate

Graduate STEM Certificate

Graduate STEM Certificate

The Texas A&M Graduate STEM Certificate provides teacher-practitioners specializing in grades 6-12 with an opportunity to expand their skills and methods for engaging students in rich, powerful STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning experiences in a cutting-edge online environment. The 12-credit hour online certificate focuses on topics of importance to teachers and districts within a high-impact, two-semester timeline.




The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Certificate is comprised of four courses:

  • Two courses offered in the summer
  • Two courses offered in the fall

Required Certificate Courses

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
EDCI 620 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Teaching and Learning 3
EDCI 720+ ENGR Design for School Teaching and Learning
EDCI 721+ How People Learn STEM 3
EDCI 723+ Developing Students’ Disciplinary Language and Reading in STEM 3

This program is unique because it offers the flexibility for students to continue their studies beyond the 12-credit hour STEM Certificate and apply to pursue a M.Ed. online, where each credit earned from the STEM Certificate can be applied toward your Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree.


Program Details

Degree: Texas A&M Certificate
Program Delivery: Online

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