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


Former TLAC student teaching middlegrades


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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Research & Outreach


The Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture strives to prepare quality future educators through research conducted in the areas of teacher preparation and educational achievement particularly in the areas of culture and curriculum, English as a second language, mathematics and science education, reading and language arts, technology and urban education.

Individual faculty projects as well as those affiliated with the department’s two centers – the Center for Urban School Partnerships (CUSP) and the Education Research Center (ERC) – continue to affect policy and program development for the betterment of education across the state, nation and world.

By the Numbers

Since 2018, principal investigators (PIs), Co-PIs, and Co-Is in the department received approximately $7.1 million in external funding, including grant awards from the National Science Foundation, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, US Department of Education, Texas Education Agency, among other agencies and foundations.

Download the TLAC Research information flyer.

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Aggie STEM

Education Research Center

Center for Urban School Partnerships

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Financial Assistance

Texas A&M University offers many financial aid options to help pay tuition and fees, including scholarships, loans, grants and work-study programs.

Annual Funding

Proposals Submitted by TLAC Faculty for a Total of $3,138,855

Funding Broken Down by Agency Type

Funding Trends: Annual Dollars

Faculty who are PI/CO-PI on Funded Projects


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