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. Click here to read more about TLAC.

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 M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, US News & World Report

Doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction, US News & World Report

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

Former TLAC student teaching middlegrades

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 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. The 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.

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

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Hours of Availability


Monday: 9 AM-5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM-8:35 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM-5 PM
Thursday: 11 AM-8:35 PM
Friday: 9:15 AM-5 PM

Frequently Asked Questions


UPMT

  • What technologies are available in the room?

    Software 

    • 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

     

    FlipBoards

    • Glass Boards
    • Visual collaboration and problem solving
  • How do I schedule an appointment?

    To be better able to address your needs, please follow the appointment request steps outlined below:

    Click on the following appointment link https://goo.gl/yDm5Hr

    1. Click on an open appointment slot that meets your needs. If no slots are available, please try a different time range or email us at tlactechlab@tamu.edu with at least three times that are convenient for you and a brief outline of the assistance you are hoping to obtain
    2. When you are booking your appointment, be sure to fill out the description box with a brief statement/s on your specific needs
    3. To cancel an appointment, delete it from your calendar and opt to send cancellation emails to Google Calendar guests.

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