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.

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 School of Education and Human Development 

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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 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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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 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)

Future Students


Prospective Students interested in learning more about our teaching programs should email the SEHD 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 14 days in advance.

Appointments


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

Walk-in Advising


If you have a walk-in quick question, please email one of the TLAC advisors or 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 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.

 

ALL CLASSES

August 24th – August 30th (Add/Drop Week) 

Only Reg./quick questions

SENIORS (90+ hours) August 31st – September 14th 2 weeks of Mandatory Advising
JUNIORS (60-89 hours) September 15th – September 29th 2 weeks of Mandatory Advising
SOPHOMORES (30-59 hours) September 30th – October 14th 

Fall Break: October 10th- October 11th (No classes on these days)

2 weeks of Mandatory Advising
FRESHMAN (0-29 hours) October 17th – October 31st 2 weeks of Mandatory Advising
ALL CLASSES November 1st – November 15th 

Pre-Registration for Spring 23’ begins 

November 3rd 

Any appointment

 

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.

TLAC by the Numbers


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