Teaching Art EC 12

The Teaching Art EC 12 curriculum is the first two years of a track designed for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree and be certified to teach music in the public schools. The degree was developed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and serves as a guide for colleges and universities in structuring the first two years of a curriculum for art education majors. 

Program Outcomes

  • Exhibit a basic knowledge of art including history, appreciation and creation.
  • Model behavior consistent with a teaching professional.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the requirements to be a public school teacher.

Critical Thinking Skills: Creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of information, using technology as appropriate.

Communication Skills: Effective development, interpretation, and expression of ideas through written, oral, and visual communication.

Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.

Teamwork:Ability to be flexible and to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others, taking the initiative when appropriate, to support a shared purpose or goal.

Social Responsibility: Intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.

Personal Responsibility: A strong work ethic and the ability to connect choices, actions, and consequences to ethical decision-making.

Career Information

The Teaching Art EC-12 AA degree prepares the student to enter a four-year institution’s Theater Arts Education degree program.


Recommended Program of Study
Course Title SCH
First Semester
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation  
EDUC 1100 Learning Framework  
EDUC 1301 Intro to the Teaching Profession  
ENGL 1301 Composition I  
HIST 1301 United States History I  
ARTS 1316 Drawing I  
Second Semester
ARTS 1304 Art History II  
EDUC 2301 Intro to Special Populations  
ENGL 1302 Composition II  
HIST 1302 United States History II  
ARTS 2316 Painting I  
Third Semester
ARTS 1317 Drawing II  
BIOL 1308 Biology I (Lec)  
BIOL 1108 Biology I (Lab)  
GOVT 2305 Federal Government  
MATH 1314 College Algebra  
PSYC 2301 General Psychology  
Fourth Semester
ARTS 2317 Painting II  
GOVT 2306 Texas Government  
PHYS 1315 Physical Science I (Lec)  
PHYS 1115 Physical Science I (Lab)  
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking  

A student completing the LSCPA core curriculum is considered Core Complete.

No more than 60-66 semester credit hours (SCH)from LSCPA will be applied to a Bachelor degree at Lamar University.

An additional 60 SCH or more must be completed to satisfy the bachelor degree requirements.




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Associate of Arts


  • Dr. Blas A. Canedo-Gonzalez
  • Chair of Commercial Music, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center Building, Office 144
  • 409-984-6547
  • canedoba@lamarpa.edu

Two-Year Program

Academic Transfer Degree

Leads to a BFA degree in Graphic Design or Studio Art or a BS in Graphic Design or Art Education at a four-year college/university


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