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

Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction with

Technology and Teacher Education

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

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) emphasis in Technology 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.


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

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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

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