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.

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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

Teaching, Learning & Culture

Lohman Learning Community

Lohman Learning Community

The Lohman Learning Community is a first year experience program for education majors. Funded through the generosity of Carolyn S. Lohman, members have a common first year experience through shared courses and activities. Students chosen to participate in the learning community have declared majors in TLAC or EPSY, and possess a diverse mix of interests and backgrounds.

As part of the experience, students will take at least one class together per semester, which are specifically designed with this group in mind. Outside of class, the Learning Community members share fun activities to help them get to know each other. Activities include:

  • Group dinners,
  • Movie nights,
  • MSC OPAS performances and
  • Field trips, such as the Holocaust Museum of Houston, Texas.

Student Testimonials

Being in this community with so many diverse students definitely impacted me and the way I think about other cultures.

Many of the activities pushed us outside of our comfort zones in the best way possible and allowed us to learn new things in ways that really were beneficial.

Coming to A&M was really scary for me. I was the first in my family to go to college. Everyone where I grew up looked like me. At A&M, I felt like no one looked like me. Lohman gave me the opportunity to feel loved, welcomed, and at home. I don’t know if I would have made it through my freshmen year without Lohman.

In this community I felt like I had a safe place to talk about my opinions, my experiences, my background, my worries. I felt like I had a voice that was valued and heard.

I’m so thankful to have learned about all A&M has to offer and the support that is available for us. Lohman did a great job of connecting us with so many valuable resources and supporting us through our first year.

I have friendships to last a lifetime. Lohman has impacted my life in big ways.

The students and coordinator are incredibly grateful to the vast and continued generosity of Carolyn Lohman as well as her late husband, Tommie. They have and continue to positively impact former, current, and future Aggies in profound ways through their benevolence. We can never adequately express all of our gratitude.

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