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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

Graduate Programs, US News & World Report Online School Rankings

Curriculum & Instruction, US News & World Report Online School Rankings


“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 Interdisciplinary Studies, 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

Celebrating & Exploring Diversity in:

K-12 Literature & Literacies

September 5th & 6th, 2019

Texas A&M University • College Station, Texas

The Department of Teaching, Learning & Culture (TLAC) in the College of Education & Human Development at Texas A&M University is hosting its 2nd annual Celebrating & Exploring Diversity in K-12 Literature & Literacies (CEDK12) conference. This conference seeks to bring together diverse voices in interdisciplinary scholarship, inquiry, and authorship related to and cultivating of research in the exploration of literacy, [K-12] literature, and multicultural and topics related to diversity, including, but not limited to, equity and inclusion; pedagogical practice (with emphasis in literacy, K-12 literature, and cross-curricular design/interdisciplinary content); literacy and multicultural education in pre-service teacher training; social justice advocacy and agency; identity politics; curriculum development, assessment practices and instruction; implications for higher education literacies and inclusion practices; topics related to mirrors and windows in literature; YA literature; critical perspectives and intersectional studies in race, class, gender, sexual orientation, politics, philosophy, theory, epistemology, education, post/colonial studies, multicultural studies, arts, economy, law, urban/suburban/rural spaces; among others.

Register for this Event

Research presented may consist of qualitative, postqualitative, mixed methods, or quantitative research methodologies. Authorship presented may consist of poetry or prose. All research involving human participants must conform to the researcher’s IRB process.

Consistent with the fundamental values of TLAC and the university, you are invited to submit finished or unfinished interdisciplinary works for presentation related to the conference purpose and this year’s theme, Movement Forward to Inspire. We encourage you to think about the meaning of this year’s theme as it relates to you.

This year, our keynote speaker is acclaimed, award winning author, Matt de la Peña, whose voice and work in YA and children’s literature continues to inspire folks of all ages and backgrounds.

For more information about our keynote, please visit

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