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. Click here to read more about TLAC.

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.

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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

Doctoral Admissions

Teaching, Learning & Culture

Doctoral Admissions Deadlines


Online Ed.D:
Students will be admitted to this program only as members of a cohort. Our next cohort is scheduled to start in Spring 2019. Applications will be accepted April 1, 2018 – August 1, 2018. Applications for the Spring 2019 cohort are due August 1, 2018.

Ph.D.:
International Applications: October 1, 2018
Domestic Applications: December 1, 2018
* Ph.D. program admits once per year for fall semesters only. The next application deadline is for Fall 2019 admission

1. START YOUR APPLICATION


To apply to Texas A&M’s College of Education graduates degree program you must first apply online at www.ApplyTexas.org. The name on your application must match your name as it appears in your passport. The major is Curriculum and Instruction. 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.

2. SUBMIT 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 more information on submitting official transcripts to Texas A&M University, click here to visit the admissions website and view the section titled ‘How to Submit Your Documents’.

3. SUBMIT YOUR TEST SCORES


Ed.D. / Ph.D. Test Score Requirements

• GRE Scores should be sent directly from the Educational Testing Services to Texas A&M University and be from a test date within five years of the date the application form reached the Office of Admissions and Records. Use code 6003 for reporting GRE scores (Department code not needed).

• For international applicants only: TOEFL scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to be considered official. The institutional code for Texas A&M University for the TOEFL is 6003 (no department codes needed).

 

4. SUBMIT OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS


Ed.D Requirements

Online Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

Please note, to be considered for the Online Ed.D. program in Curriculum and Instruction you need to complete both the Texas A&M graduate admissions requirements and the TLAC departmental requirements below.

Texas A&M Graduate Admissions

If you are currently a graduate student at Texas A&M University, contact our office at (979) 862-8122 for information on applying to the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture (TLAC) department.

  • Completed Apply Texas Application: A completed ApplyTexas application. Apply online at www.applytexas.org. The name on your application must match your name as it appears in your passport. (Applications for Spring 2019 will be available April 1, 2018.)
  • 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 Texas A&M University 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 the registrar’s website.
  • GRE Scores: GRE Scores should be sent directly from the Educational Testing Services to Texas A&M University and be from a date within five years of the date the application form reached the Office of Admissions. Use code 6003 for reporting GRE scores. Department code not needed.
  • Departmental Essays: Responses to all essays, prompts included below under “TLAC Required Essays” must be uploaded as one document with appropriate essay headings into Texas A&M’s Applicant Information System (AIS) portal.
  • Resume/ vita: Upload your resume/ vita, which includes employment, professional presentations, publications, grants, professional certifications/ licenses held and participation in professional organization to the Applicant Information System (AIS) as a document.
  • Writing Sample:  Writing sample of 10-15 pages that demonstrates your writing abilities and potential for success in the program should be uploaded into Texas A&M’s Applicant Information System (AIS) portal. Examples include, but are not limited to, a journal article, a paper written for class, or a graduate capstone project. Examples do not include lesson plans, school handbooks, intervention plans or other informal pieces of school writing.
  • Reference Surveys/ Letters: Submit information for at least three references to the electronic reference system in the Applicant Information System. Reference letters can be uploaded in addition to, but not in place of, these surveys.
  • TOEFL Scores (international applicants only): Test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to be considered official. The institutional code for Texas A&M University for the TOEFL is 6003. Department code not needed.

For questions regarding the EdD application” to read “For questions regarding the Ed.D application, contact the Graduate Advising Office at (979) 862-8032 or tlacgant@tamu.edu

TLAC Required Essay

Please submit these essays as one document with appropriate headings to Texas A&M’s Applicant Information System. Your responses will be evaluated holistically by rubric using these four criteria: (1) Focus, (2) Content, (3) Style and Organization, and (4) Mechanics and Format. Employ your best writing skills and include in-text citations to attribute specific ideas to experts. APA format is required.

  1. Describe your personal and professional experiences that have contributed to your current desire to pursue a leadership-focused doctoral degree. What are your professional goals for the foreseeable future? How do you think obtaining an Ed.D from Texas A&M University will help you reach these goals? Keep in mind that the Ed.D is a degree best suited for experienced educators who want to lead and implement changes in educational organizations whereas a Ph.D is a degree best suited for individuals who want to pursue a career in academia/educational research.

Ph.D. In Curriculum & Instruction

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

Please note, to be considered for the Ph.D. program in Curriculum and Instruction you need to complete both the Texas A&M graduate admissions requirements and the TLAC departmental requirements below.

Texas A&M Graduate Admissions

If you are currently a graduate student at Texas A&M University, contact our office at (979) 862-8032 for information on applying to the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture (TLAC) department.

  • Completed Apply Texas Application: A completed ApplyTexas application. Apply online at www.applytexas.org. The name on your application must match your name as it appears in your passport. (Applications for Fall 2019 will be available August 1, 2018.)
  • 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 Texas A&M University 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 the registrar’s website.
  • GRE Scores: GRE Scores should be sent directly from the Educational Testing Services to Texas A&M University and be from a date within five years of the date the application form reached the Office of Admissions. Use code 6003 for reporting GRE scores. Department code not needed.
  • Departmental Essays: Responses to all essays, prompts included below under “TLAC Required Essays” must be uploaded as one document with appropriate essay headings into Texas A&M’s Applicant Information System (AIS) portal.
  • Resume/ vita: Upload your resume/ vita, which includes employment, professional presentations, publications, grants, professional certifications/ licenses held and participation in professional organization to the Applicant Information System (AIS) as a document.
  • Reference Surveys/ Letters: Submit information for at least three references to the electronic reference system in the Applicant Information System. Reference letters can be uploaded in addition to, but not in place of, these surveys.
  • TOEFL Scores (international applicants only): Test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to be considered official. The institutional code for Texas A&M University for the TOEFL is 6003. Department code not needed.

For questions regarding the EdD application” to read “For questions regarding the Ph.D. application, contact the Graduate Advising Office at (979) 862-8032 or tlacgant@tamu.edu

TLAC Required Essay

Please submit these essays as one document with appropriate headings to Texas A&M’s Applicant Information System. Your responses will be evaluated holistically by rubric using these four criteria: (1) Focus, (2) Content, (3) Style and Organization, and (4) Mechanics and Format. Employ your best writing skills and include in-text citations to attribute specific ideas to experts. APA format is required.

  1. Successful applicants to this program indicate a match between their professional goals and the research-extensive Ph.D. offered in this department. Explain your views regarding the match you see between (a) what a specialty area in this department has to offer and (b) your desire to advance your education and experience to meet your professional research goals. Please use the information provided on the TLAC website about faculty and specialty areas to identify at least one faculty member from an area of specialization whose interests match your own. Discuss the match that you see between that person’s qualifications and your professional research goals. (1000 word limit)
  2. One of the critical skills for a doctoral student is to be able to develop a research-based argument. Pick an issue in education and write a paper where you present different sides of your chosen topic. You should use, and properly cite, the ideas of others to support your argument. (1500 words maximum, not including references.)

Doctoral Programs


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

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