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.

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, Department Head 

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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

Teaching, Learning & Culture

Doctoral Admissions

OUR ONLINE PROGRAMS ARE NOW RANKED TOP 10 NATIONALLY!

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Doctoral Admissions Deadlines


 

Domestic Applicants

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DOCTORATE IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
DELIVERY METHOD
FALL 2022
SPRING 2022
FALL 2023
SPRING 2023
ONLINE ED.D.
ONLINE
NA
AUG. 1, 2021
NA
AUG. 1, 2022
PH.D.
TRADITIONAL
DEC. 1, 2021
NA
DEC. 1, 2022
NA

International Applicants

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DOCTORATE IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
DELIVERY METHOD
SPRING 2022
FALL 2022
SPRING 2023
FALL 2023
ONLINE ED.D
ONLINE
JUN. 1, 2021
NA
JUN. 1, 2022
NA
PH.D.
TRADITIONAL
NA
OCT. 1, 2021
NA
OCT. 1, 2022

1. START YOUR APPLICATION


To apply to Texas A&M’s College of Education graduate degree program you must first apply online at https://texasam2022.liaisoncas.com. The name on your application must match your name as it appears in your passport. The major is Curriculum and Instruction. A non-refundable $89 application fee for domestic applicants and $114 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, visit the Office of  Admissions website at https://admissions.tamu.edu and view the section titled ‘How to Submit Your Documents.’

3. SUBMIT YOUR TEST SCORES


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

• There are no test score requirements for the 2022-2023 application cycle.

• 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 University graduate admissions requirements and the TLAC departmental requirements below.

Texas A&M University 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).

  • Completed UniCas Application: Apply online at https://texasam2022.liaisoncas.com. The name on your application must match your name as it appears in your passport.
  • Application Fee: A non-refundable $89 application fee for domestic applicants and $114 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: There are no test score requirements for the 2022-2023 application cycle.
  • 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 University’s https://texasam2022.liaisoncas.com UniCAS application 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 https://texasam2022.liaisoncas.com UniCAS application portal 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 University’s https://texasam2022.liaisoncas.com UniCAS application 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 professional or academic references (no friends or colleagues) to the electronic reference system in the UniCas application portal https://texasam2022.liaisoncas.com. 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 Ed.D. application, contact the Graduate Advising Office at (979) 862-8032 or tlacgant@tamu.edu

TLAC Required Essay

Please submit this essay with appropriate headings to Texas A&M University’s UniCAS application portal. Your response 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.

Each student in the online EdD program designs and executes a problem-based dissertation (known at Texas A&M as a record of study) that is intended to focus on a specific problem of practice and to offer concrete solutions for these problems. Our EdD Prospectus outlines the differences between the EdD and PhD.

Describe an idea for a possible dissertation in practice that you might be able to carry out. Justify your choice of problem using the existing literature on this topic (cite at least three sources) and formulate at least one possible research question.

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 University graduate admissions requirements and the TLAC departmental requirements below.

Texas A&M University 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).

  • UniCAS Application: Apply online at the UniCAS application portal at  https://texasam2022.liaisoncas.com. The name on your application must match your name as it appears in your passport. (Applications for Fall admission will be available August 1st)
  • Application Fee: A non-refundable $89 application fee for domestic applicants and $114 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 are not required to apply to the Ph.D. program.
  • Departmental Essays: Responses to all essays, prompts included below under “TLAC Required Essays” must be uploaded as one document with appropriate essay headings into UniCAS application 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 UniCAS application portal as a document.
  • Reference Surveys/ Letters: Submit information for at least three references to the electronic reference system in the UniCAS application portal. 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 Ph.D. application, contact the Graduate Advising Office at (979) 862-8032 or tlacgant@tamu.edu

TLAC Required Essays

Please submit these essays as one document with appropriate headings to Texas A&M University’s UniCAS application portal. 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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