The Curriculum & Instruction Department, which encompasses the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC), provides leadership and support in curriculum, instruction, and professional learning to all schools and teachers in the Las Cruces Public Schools.  Through the Teaching and Learning Center, curriculum coordinators, content specialists, and instructional specialists, support teachers and students through curriculum development, professional development, professional learning community support, teacher coaching, beginning and early-career teacher programs, and career advancement support.

The Curriculum & Instruction/Teaching and Learning Center staff support the district strategic plan and the continuous improvement process in all schools. In conjunction with the Bilingual Department, Special Student Services, and Federal Programs, C & I/TLC work to facilitate professional learning that will have a positive impact on all students.