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


Online Master's in 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 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

Undergraduate Advising

Teaching, Learning & Culture

TLAC Undergraduate Advising is moving to online appointments only. Email and phone appointments can be made through Navigate. Students must state in the comments that it is an online appointment. Mandatory advising holds will be taken off with online meetings.

We would like to thank our TLAC students for understanding and adapting in a time like this. Thank you!

Undergraduate Advising

Advisors work with students pursuing Texas teacher certification offering 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.

Future Students

Prospective Students interested in learning more about our teaching programs should email CEHD Recruitment Team or contact the TLAC Advising Office.

Current Students

Current TAMU students should to log into their Howdy portal and use the Navigate icon to make an advising appointment, or download the Navigate phone app.

The system only allows students to schedule an appointment seven days in advance.


Our office advises current TAMU education students seeking Early Childhood-8th grade Texas teacher certification.

Walk-in Advising

TLAC walk-ins are temporarily postponed due to COVID.

If you have a walk-in quick question, please email one of the TLAC advisors, or please set up a 30 minute appointment through Navigate to ask questions.

If you are interested in changing your major, the best way is to set up a Navigate appointment, and in the comment box specify if you want EC-6, 4th – 8thMath/Science, or 4th – 8th L.A./Social Studies.

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?

  • Freshman – 0-29 completed college hours
  • Sophomore – 30-59 completed college hours
  • Junior – 60-89 completed college hours
  • Senior – 90 or more completed college hours

Mandatory Advising Sessions: Fall 2021

  • All Classes: Aug. 19th – Aug. 25th
  • Seniors: (90+ hours): Aug. 26th – Sept. 8th
  • Juniors: (60-89 hours): Sept. 9th – Sept. 22nd
  • Sophomores: (30-59 hours): Sept. 23rd – Oct. 6th
  • Freshmen: (0-29 hours): Oct. 7th – Oct. 20th
  • All classes: Oct. 21st – After

Spring 2021 pre-registration starts on Nov. 5th

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.

Clinical Teaching Students should schedule appointments with their TLAC advisor using Navigate or contact the advising office at (979) 862-4345.

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