Teaching Theater Arts EC 12

The Teaching, Theatre Arts, 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 Theater Arts 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 Theater Arts education majors.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a beginning understanding of Acting and the art of Stagecraft.
  • Garner a basic understanding of the Theater Arts Education profession.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create a character with the voice, body, face, and mind through on stage performances.

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 Theater Arts 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
DRAM 1120 Theater Practicum I  
DRAM 1351 Acting I  
EDUC 1100 Learning Frameworks  
ENGL 1301 Composition I  
HIST 1301 United States History I  
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking  
Second Semester
DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theater  
DRAM 1121 Theater Practicum II  
EDUC 1301 Intro. To the Teaching Profession  
ENGL 1302 Composition II  
HIST 1302 United States History II  
MATH 1314 College Algebra  
Third Semester
BIOL 1308 Biology I (Lec)  
BIOL 1108 Biology I (Lab)  
DRAM 1330 Stagecraft I  
DRAM 2120 Theater Practicum III  
GOVT 2305 Federal Government  
PSYC 2301 General Psychology  
Fourth Semester
DRAM 2361 History of Theater I  
EDUC 2301 Intro. to Special Populations  
GOVT 2306 Texas Government  
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy  
PHYS 1315 Physical Science I (Lec)  
PHYS 1115 Physical Science I (Lab)  

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

No more than 60 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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