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.

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“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 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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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

Master's Admissions

Teaching, Learning & Culture

Admissions Deadlines


  • Graduate Certification Cohort Summer 2018: Dec. 1, 2017
  • Online STEM Cohort Summer 2018: March 1, 2018


  • Fall 2018: March 1, 2018
  • Spring 2019: October 1, 2018


  • Spring 2019: August 1, 2018
  • Fall 2018: January 1, 2018


To apply to Texas A&M’s College of Education graduate degree program you must first apply online at 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.


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’.


All applicants must upload the following items in the Texas A&M Applicant Information System for the application package to be considered by the review committee. Please note that applicants will not have access to this system until after they have submitted their Apply Texas application and received a login and password. Also, it will take Admissions at least 3 business days to issue a UIN once the ApplyTexas is submitted. Therefore, please plan to submit your ApplyTexas several days prior to the application deadline to allow enough time for you to access and upload required documents to the AIS.

  • Two essays uploaded in one document addressing following essay topics with appropriate APA formatting and citations. These essays must be submitted to the Applicant Information System portal. Essays sent separately will not be accepted.
  1. Explain a critical problem and a possible solution in education related to teaching, learning or culture. (Sample problem areas: Teaching, learning, culture, administration, funding, policy, standards, technology, teacher preparation, student achievement, urban education, motivation, school violence, assessment, 21st Century Skills, subject area curriculum, tablet technology, social networking, international education, middle school and secondary education, etc.) 400-600 words.
  2. Explain at least three behaviors or attributes that have contributed to your success as a student. Provide personal examples. B.) Explain two specific areas that you would like to improve during your graduate studies. (400-600 words total, for A and B.)
  • Three letters of recommendation should be submitted to the Applicant Information System (AIS) portal.
  • A minimum GPR of 2.75 is recommended for admission to the M.Ed. and M.S. programs.
  • Note: The GRE is not required when applying to Master’s programs.
  • International Applicants must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores to the Admissions Office. Please see our International Graduate Applicants page for additional university requirements.
  • Complete the Department Data Sheet in the AIS. You will need to select the emphasis area within the major of Curriculum and Instruction you wish to pursue. This is for internal coding purposes only, and the emphasis area is not reflected on diplomas or transcripts.

Once you have submitted all documents and your application is complete, you will be able to click on the “Confirmation Page” link. The link will not be active unless all required documents have been submitted.

For questions regarding the on-campus M.Ed./M.S. applications, contact the Graduate Advising Office at (979) 862-8032 or For questions regarding the online M.Ed. applications, contact (979) 862-8122 or


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