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.

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

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

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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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

Undergraduate Advising

Teaching, Learning & Culture

Undergraduate Advising


Advisors work with students to give advice on course load, course transfer questions and other general advising information. Students should see their advisor if they have any questions regarding their degree.

The advisors strive to see each student who needs an appointment; however, there are times of year when advisors are extremely busy:

  • The week before school starts
  • The first week of school (add/drop period)
  • Q-drop deadline
  • Pre-registration period (last 6 weeks leading up to graduation)

TLAC students are required to meet with their academic advisors each semester. Freshmen are required to attend an additional freshman meeting every fall. Information about this meeting will be sent to students’ TAMU email account.

APPOINTMENTS


To contact the advising office, call (979) 845-5312 or visit Heaton Hall 115. Current Texas A&M students should make an appointment on SWAN.

APPOINTMENTS

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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WALK-INS

Friday*
8:30 a.m. –11:30 am

*Please note: If you plan to be a walk-in on Friday morning, please call (979) 845-5312 beforehand and make sure the TLAC advising office is offering Friday morning walk-in appointments. Walk-ins are NOT for mandatory advising appointments.

MANDATORY ADVISING


Appointments for mandatory sessions are reserved for that classification only and may be made at any time during that period. Walk-ins are open to all students.

All TLAC students are blocked from registration until they have been advised.

WHAT IS MY CLASSIFICATION?

Freshmen – 0-29 completed college hours

Sophomores – 30-59 completed college hours

Juniors – 60-89 completed college hours

Seniors – 90 or more completed college hours

MANDATORY ADVISING SESSIONS FALL 2018

ALL CLASSES: Aug. 27 – 31

Seniors: (90+ hours): Sept. 3 – Sept. 21

Juniors: (60-89 hours): Sept. 24 – Oct. 5

Sophomores: (30-59 hours): Oct. 8 – Oct. 19

Freshmen: (0-29 hours): Oct. 22 – Nov. 2

All classes: Nov. 5 – After

*Sp. 2019 pre-registration begins on Nov. 9th

Clinical Teachers


Students participating in clinical teaching are not required to attend an individual advising session. Contact your advisor to make sure your hold has been lifted before graduation. (The Registrar’s Office cannot tell if you are clinical teaching when they apply the hold, so you will be blocked until you contact your advisor.)

To contact the advising office, call (979) 845-5312 or visit Heaton Hall 115. Current Texas A&M students should make an appointment on SWAN.

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