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


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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

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Bachelor's Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions Deadlines

Freshman and Transfer Admissions Deadlines


Freshman admissions, students with no previous college credit, must apply through Texas A&M’s Office of Admissions.

Transfer Admissions

Transfer students are students who have earned college credit after high school, at a local 2-year community college or another 4-year university.

Transfer Requirements:

For questions about transferring to TLAC, contact the Undergrad Recruitment Office or call (979) 862-4345.


Readmits must follow all Texas A&M readmit requirements.

Change of Major

Change of Major Requirements

Students now submit their change of curriculum requests online through Howdy. Specific change of major requirements can be found on the Undergraduate Studies website.

Applicants are reviewed by a committee and admitted on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee admission.


Fall 2024: May 14, 2024 – June 25, 2024

Spring 2025: August 14, 2024 – September 16, 2024

Summer 2025: December 17, 2024 – February 10, 2025

Prospective change of major students must submit a change of major application and meet the minimum change of major requirements at the time of application. Students will be notified no later than 10 business days after the application deadline.

To complete the change of major process, accepted applicants must attend the mandatory Change of Major processing meeting. Details about this meeting are in the email you will receive if accepted.


The SEHD Advising office will have change of major walk-ins in-person and virtually the first Friday of every month (unless otherwise noted) from 1:30pm to 4:00pm.

Access the virtual change of major walk-ins via Zoom on the specified dates below:

  • June 7th, 2024
  • August 2nd, 2024
  • September 6th, 2024
  • October 4th, 2024
  • November 1st, 2024
  • December 6th, 2024

If you have any questions in regards to change of major walk-ins, please call our front office at (979)862-4345.

Upper Level (Teacher Education)

Students must be admitted to the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) through the Aggie Educator Portal (AEP) before they are permitted to begin their Clinical two (C2) coursework. The minimum requirements for admission into the AEP are detailed below. The first day of class following your admission into Educator Preparation begins your official start into teacher preparation. Students are not permitted to take any shaded coursework until being formally admitted into the Educator Preparation Program. All shaded coursework must be completed after admission to the EPP to allow you to meet the clock hours that are required by Texas Education Agency (TEA) to be certified as a teacher in the State of Texas. Subsequently, if you take any shaded coursework before your official acceptance into the Aggie Educator Preparation Program, your ability to be certified will not be possible.


Below are the minimum requirements you must meet to be admitted to Aggie Educator Portal:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 credit hours that count towards your degree
  2. Minimum GPR requirement of 2.75 or higher at Texas A&M
  3. Complete the following bold courses with a grade of “C” or better:
    1. 6 Hours of core Mathematics courses
    2. 6-8 Hours of core Life and Physical Science courses
    3. ENGL 103 or 104
    4. TEFB 273
    5. INST 222
    6. INST 210

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Transfer Information Sessions

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Bachelor’s Programs

Students applying to an undergraduate program must follow all department admissions. Program faculty will determine the admission of an applicant to the specific program.

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