Career and Technical Education (CTE) Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

The State Board of Education (SBOE) has legislative authority to adopt the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for each subject of the required curriculum. SBOE members nominate educators, parents, business and industry representatives, and employers to serve on TEKS review committees. This page provides information regarding the review and revision of the career and technical education (CTE) TEKS.

SBOE CTE Review Committees

The following lists include individuals appointed by the SBOE to serve on CTE TEKS review committees. CTE TEKS review committees will begin work on the CTE TEKS in June 2014: 

CTE TEKS Review Committees (PDF, 590KB)

Questions related to the TEKS review process may be directed to or (512) 463-9581.

TEKS Review Committee Final Recommendations (November 2014)

The following documents reflect the TEKS review committees' final draft recommendations for revisions to the CTE TEKS for the following clusters:

Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications (PDF, 6,502KB)

Business Management and Administration (PDF, 3,191KB)

Career Development (PDF, 2,660KB)

Education and Training (PDF, 1,408KB)

Finance (PDF, 3,132KB)

Hospitality and Tourism (PDF, 1,349KB)

HumanServices (PDF, 1,462KB)

Manufacturing (PDF, 3,025KB)

Marketing (PDF, 2,599KB)

Final recommendations for the remaining CTE Career Clusters will be posted in December.

First Drafts of Recommendations for Revisions to the CTE TEKS (July 2014)

SBOE-appointed CTE TEKS review committees developed the draft recommendations below. These proposed revisions to the CTE TEKS are expected to be implemented in the 2017-2018 school year.

Click on each item below to download a PDF. Use the bookmarks on the left-hand side of the document to navigate to specific courses:

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (PDF, 3,718KB) 

Architecture and Construction (PDF, 4,237KB)

Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications (PDF, 5,556KB)

Business Management and Administration (PDF, 2,093KB)

Career Development (PDF, 1,084KB)

Education and Training (PDF, 1,563KB)

Finance (PDF, 2,158KB)

Government and Public Administration (PDF, 1,339KB)

Health Science (PDF, 1,859KB)

Hospitality and Tourism (PDF, 1,898KB)

Human Services (PDF, 1,769KB)

Information Technology (PDF, 2,852KB)

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (PDF, 1,704KB)

Manufacturing (PDF, 2,227KB)

Marketing (PDF, 2,599KB)

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (PDF, 3,559KB)

Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (PDF, 1,802KB)