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

TLAC PROGRAMS

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

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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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

Teaching and Teacher Education

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction: Emphasis in Teaching and Teacher Education


The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) emphasis in Teaching and Teacher Education (TTE) offered by the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture (TLAC) targets practitioners and researchers with a specific interest in the scholarship related to technology and the various stages of teacher education.

Scholars in the TTE Ph.D. program will be encouraged to develop research agendas to investigate relevant issues in the use of technology and preparation and continuing development of teachers in K-16 settings. The degree plan for this program builds on a strong foundation of all TLAC’s Ph.D. program and provides the flexibility for students to explore and develop in multiple areas of technology and teacher education. Each student will be required to develop a level of technological competency to be able to use technology as an instructional delivery system.

New applicants: Funding is available for new 2024 admits.

Admissions


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

How to apply

Program Design


This 64-hour doctoral program is designed to develop effective teaching and research tools that include educational opportunity and workplace access.

Students come from a variety of backgrounds, possess a wide array of experiences and achieve national exposure before graduation. As a result of mentorship by technology and teacher education faculty and through participation in extant research projects, graduate students will present their work at local, regional and national conferences as well as publish in relevant journals.

Program Details


Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Emphasis: Technology and Teacher Education
Degrees Offered: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Delivery: Traditional
Credit Hours: 64

For a better understanding of your total cost of attendance (COA), please visit our cost and tuition rates webpage (https://aggie.tamu.edu/billing-and-payments/cost-and-tuition-rates). This webpage will provide you with an opportunity to review estimated COA information for undergraduate, graduate and professional students, as well as other resources such as the tuition calculator and billing and fee explanations.

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Sydney Zentell

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Contact Faculty


Cheryl Craig

Professor

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Radhika Viruru

Clinical Professor

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Shaun Hutchins

Clinical Associate Professor

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Andrew Kwok

Assistant Professor

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Michelle Kwok

Assistant Professor

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ArCasia James-Gallaway

Assistant Professor

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Claire Katz

Department Head and Professor

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Robin Rackley

Clinical Professor

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Marcus W. Johnson

Associate Professor

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George Slattery

Professor

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Ashlynn Kogut

Associate Professor

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Eleanor Su-Keene

Assistant Professor

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