This site provides you with information on curriculum, programs, rules, and other information for Career and Technical Education (CTE). We welcome any suggestions you may have that will improve this site for individuals working to provide high quality career and technical programs for students. Join the CTE mailing list and receive updates.
The Career and Technical Education Team in the Department of College, Career, and Military Preparation provides direction and leadership to the CTE programs throughout Texas. CTE staff assists districts statewide with implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for CTE, collaborates with various professional organizations about CTE programs, and assists the Instructional Materials Division in overseeing the textbook adoption process for CTE instructional materials. The CTE Team also provides ongoing communication with the field related to the curriculum and graduation requirements in 19 TAC Chapter 74.
Career and technical education programs offer a sequence of courses that provides students with coherent and rigorous content. CTE content is aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in current or emerging professions.
Help Wanted Online-Employment
Information for Secondary School Students
more information at:
Help Wanted Online-Employment Information for Secondary School Students (PDF, 18KB)
Career and Technical Education Texas Essential
Knowledge and Skills
The following links are to the career and technical education TEKS:
Chapter 127 and Chapter 130 Career and Technical Education Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for 2017-2018
The course crosswalks show the correlation between the 2010 adopted TEKS currently in use and the new 2015 adopted TEKS that will be implemented in 2017-2018.
127 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career Development
130 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career and Technical Education
Frequently Asked Questions
Career and Technical
Education FAQ (coming soon)
The following links are about career and technical education TEKS:
Accountability: Federal, State, and Local
and Technical Education Allotment
Career and Technical Education Teacher Certificate Requirements
Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)
Career Preparation and Practicum Courses
Federal and State
General Teacher Certification Information
Professional Associations for CTE Educators
Information Management (PEIMS)
The following sites are
not maintained by TEA. The links are provided as a service to the public.
The following links are about career and technical education:
AchieveTexas College and Career Initiative (outside source)
Advanced Technical Credit (ATC) (Statewide
Articulation) (outside source)
Academy (outside source)
New CTE Teacher Conference (outside source)
Special Populations Resource Center (outside
The following links are to resources for CTE courses and rules:
Decision Charts-Where to find them (PDF, 342KB)
Project Share Courses (PDF, 133KB)
Carl D. Perkins Grant - Myths
and Facts - Student Industry Certification and Licensure (PDF, 44KB)
Nontraditional Courses 2016 PBMAS (PDF, 40KB)
The CTE nontraditional courses on this list are also found in the 2016 PBMAS Manual.
Nondiscrimination in Career and Technical Education Programs