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 College 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.

students studying on computer for teacher certification


Providing greater opportunities and flexibility for students, TLAC offers online degree programs, in addition to many individual Web-based classes.

kid working online


TLAC offers several types of certificates for students as well as Texas Teacher Certifications

Teaching, Learning & Culture

Journal Editorship

Journal Editors

Dr. Lynn Burlbaw

Editor, Curriculum History Journal

Dr. Mary Margaret Capraro

Editor, Journal of Urban Mathematics Education (JUME)

Associate Editor, Journal of Mathematics Education

Dr. Robert M. Capraro

Chief-Editor, Journal of Urban Mathematics Education (JUME)

Editorial Panel, Journal for Research in Mathematics Education

Associate Editor, Middle Grades Research Journal

Associate Editor, School Science and Mathematics

Dr. Malt Joshi

Editor-in-Chief, Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Dr. Cheryl Craig

Executive Editor, Teachers Teaching: Theory and Practice

Associate Editor, Teaching and Teacher Education

Associate Editor, Frontiers of Teacher Education

Editorial Board, Reflective Practice

Dr. Yeping Li

Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of STEM Education

Editor-in-Chief, Journal for STEM Education Research

Dr. William Rupley

Editor-in-Chief, Reading Psychology

Dr. Hersh Waxman

North American Editor, Learning Environments Research: An International Journal

Editorial Board, American Educational Research Journal, Section on Teaching, Learning, and Human Development (TLHD)

Editorial Board, Middle Grades Research Journal

Editorial Review Board, Journal of Teacher Education

Editorial Review Board, Journal of Technology and Teacher Education

Additional Editorship

Dr. Emily Cantrell
Editorial Board, Annals of Dyslexia

Dr. Michael Clough
Associate Editor, Journal of Research in Science Teaching (JRST)
Editorial Board, Science & Education (SCED)

Dr. Zohreh Eslami
Co-Editor and Managing Editor, Journal of Applied Pragmatics

Dr. Larry Kelly
Associate Editor, Journal of Curriculum History

Dr. Sharon Matthews
Editorial Review Board, Literacy Research and Instruction

Dr. Karen Rambo-Hernandez
Editorial Board, The Journal of Educational Psychology
Editorial Board, Gifted Child Quarterly 
Editorial Board, The Journal of Educational Research 
Editorial Board, The Journal for the Education of the Gifted

Dr. Kay Wijekumar
Editorial Board, Journal of Educational Psychology
Editorial Board, Educational Technology Research and Development


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