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 School 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

Undergraduate Peer Mentors in Technology

Undergraduate Peer Mentors in Technology

Undergraduate Peer Mentors in Technology (UPMTs) are pre-service teachers hand-selected by the program coordinator for their extraordinary technology skills. UPMTs work to support their fellow undergraduates by providing training on various types of instructional technology, mentor peers in completing technology intensive projects for TLAC courses, and by assisting EDCI 365 courses in various ways.

Mentors are available to assist students for help with instructional technology or technology-rich projects in the UPMT office, room 413 in Harrington Tower. We encourage you to schedule an appointment to help us prepare for your specific need.

Program Coordinator


Hours of Availability

Howdy, TLAC Preservice Teachers! UPMTs are continuing to support EDCI 365 students and instructors remotely and in-person. If you need assistance, please email your assigned UPMT.

Please visit for current hours and availability.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • How do I sign up for a meeting?

    You can sign up online. Sign up for a meeting.

  • Can I sign up for more than one meeting?

    Yes! Sign up for as much time as you think you will need in the lab.

  • What do I need to bring to a meeting with a UPMT?

    When meeting with a UPMT, bring any assignment, rubrics or instructions that you need help with. Then, they will be able to assist you! You can bring your personal device, or use one of the Macs or PCs located in the lab.

  • Which UPMT do I sign up with?

    If you are currently enrolled in EDCI 365, first check the availability of the UPMT assigned to your class. If they do not have time available that works with your schedule, then you can sign up to meet with whichever UPMT has availability within your personal schedule.

  • Where are UPMT meetings located? How can I access the tech lab?

    Meetings are located in Harrington Tower, room 413. If you take the elevators, once you get onto the fourth floor, you will take an immediate left, and then you will see the office!

  • What technologies are available in the room?


    • iMovie (Macs) / Movie Maker (PCs): Video production and editing
    • Camtasia: Creating video tutorials and presentations directly via screencast
    • Audacity: Digital audio editing and recording
    • Adobe Cloud : which allows for a multitude of things:

    o Photoshop: Image editing and compositing

    o Illustrator: Vector graphics and illustration

    o InDesign: Page design and layout for print and digital publishing

    o Premiere Pro: Video production and editing

    o Acrobat Pro: Create, edit, and sign PDF documents and forms

    • MirrorOp: Mirroring personal laptop or smartphone screen to interactive panels
    • STATA and SPSS: Statistics and Data Science


    Interactive Panels (X7 & X9) 

    • Built in computer
    • WePresent – collaboration, share multiple devices on one screen, audio and video support, polls, quizzes, remote and virtual learning
    • SMART Online Learning Suite
    • Basic Newline functionality



    • Glass Boards
    • Visual collaboration and problem solving

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