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:

Urban Education

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, emphasis in Urban Education

The Urban Education program offers two graduate programs: a 36-hour Master of Education (M.Ed. Online) degree and a 64-hour Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. The program is committed to developing leaders nationally and globally in urban settings, and is one of the greatest producers of urban scholars and researchers in the nation. Students work closely with the Center for Urban School Partnerships, and are able to work in the field of urban education through research, publications and outreach programs.

ADMISSIONS


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

How to Apply

Urban Education PROGRAM DESIGN


The 64-hour doctoral degree plan emphasizes strong research and analytical skills, a broad knowledge base and an individuated area of concentration. The program aims to achieve national and international visibility of its students. Some of the courses meet on the Texas A&M University campus, some are offered online and some are hybrid courses, meeting both in person and online. The coursework includes foundational courses in instructional, curriculum and philosophical theories. Foundational courses also include history of education and a basic disciplinary knowledge in research courses. The foundational courses guide the students into research courses in which the doctoral student and their advisor decide upon a research path. Students are provided opportunities in study abroad programs, presenting at conferences as well as publishing books, articles and research briefs.

 

Program Details


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

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Frequently Asked Questions


Doctoral

  • 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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