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 

in Texas for producing teachers in Math & Science, English/Reading and General Elementary

ONLINE MASTER'S IN EDUCATION PROGRAM, COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, US News & World Report Online School Rankings

Online Master's in Curriculum & Instruction, US News & World Report Online School Rankings

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

Former TLAC student teaching middlegrades

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

Master's Admissions

OUR ONLINE PROGRAMS ARE NOW RANKED TOP 10 NATIONALLY!

Online Master's in Education Program, College of Education and Human Development, US News & World Report Online School Rankings

Online Master's in Curriculum & Instruction, US News & World Report Online School Rankings

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Admissions Deadlines


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MASTER'S IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
DELIVERY METHOD
SPRING 2022
SUMMER 2022
FALL 2022
GENERALIST EMPHASIS
ONLINE (M.ED.)
OCT. 1, 2021
NA
MAR. 1, 2022
STEM EMPHASIS
ONLINE (M.ED.)
NA
MAR. 1, 2022
NA
READING AND LITERACY EMPHASIS
TRADITIONAL (M.ED./M.S)
OR ONLINE (M.ED.)
OCT. 1, 2021
MAR. 1, 2022
MAR. 1, 2022
GRADUATE TEACHER CERTIFICATION EMPHASIS
ONLINE (M.ED.)
OCT. 1, 2021
DEC. 1, 2021
MAR. 1, 2022
MATHEMATICS EDUCATION EMPHASIS
TRADITIONAL (M.ED./M.S.)
OCT. 1, 2021
NA
MAR. 1, 2022
SCIENCE EDUCATION EMPHASIS
TRADITIONAL (M.ED./M.S.)
OCT. 1, 2021
NA
MAR. 1, 2022
MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION EMPHASIS
TRADITIONAL (M.ED./M.S.)
OCT. 1, 2021
NA
MAR. 1, 2022
URBAN EDUCATION EMPHASIS
ONLINE (M.ED.)
OCT. 1, 2021
NA
MAR. 1, 2022

International applicants must have a completed application on file by the following deadlines:
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MASTER'S IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
DELIVERY METHOD
SPRING 2022
SUMMER 2022
FALL 2022
INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS
ALL
AUG. 1, 2021
NA
JAN. 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://texasam2021.liaisoncas.com. The name on your application must match your name as it appears in your passport.

The major is “Curriculum and Instruction.” If you are choosing an online program, you must select the “Distance Education” option on the TAMU UniCAS website. Otherwise, you will not be coded as an online student.

A non-refundable $89 application fee for domestic applicants and $114 application fee for international applicants is required. 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 OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS


All applicants must upload the following items in the Texas A&M University UniCAS application system for the application package to be considered by the review committee.

  • Two essays uploaded addressing the following essay topics with appropriate APA formatting and citations.

Essays for all on-campus and online M.Ed./ M.S. applicants (EXCEPT STEM)

  1. Explain a critical problem and a possible solution in education. (Sample problem areas: 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 total)
  2. Explain at least three behaviors or attributes that have contributed to your success as a student. Provide personal examples. Explain two specific areas that you would like to improve during your graduate studies. (400-600 words total)

Essays for online M.Ed. with STEM emphasis applicants

Essay topics are included below for your planning purposes; however, final submissions must be included in the UniCAS application system as one document to be considered. Emailed or mailed essays will not be accepted. You will also need to submit your vita, which includes your education, job experience, and any professional presentations, publications, grants, professional certifications/licenses held and participation in professional organizations. Essays must be written with appropriate APA formatting and citations.

  1. Successful applicants to this program indicate a reason matched to a need for earning this professional certificate. Explain your views regarding the match you see between your reason for wanting to earn your STEM Certificate and the need for earning one (1000 word limit)
  2. Successful applicants to this program come with a set of professional and educational experiences that “set the stage” for learning. OUR GOAL is that your learning in the certificate program will advance your own career goals and will contribute to the learning of your students and to peer faculty members at your school. Describe your professional and educational expertise that you bring with you to the STEM Certificate at Texas A&M University and your goals that you will have achieved when you are finished. (1000 word limit)
  3. In dealing with humans we all experience time commitment issues and barriers we need to recognize, plan for and address. Describe your barriers to participating in a certificate program where you will participate in two graduate level courses during the first summer and two courses during the fall semester and how you will overcome each. (1000 word limit)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • A 3.0 GPA 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.
  • 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 uploaded all documents and your application is complete, you will be able to submit your application.

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

 

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