Career and Technical Education

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.

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.

Pictures of students in CTE

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Programs of Study

Statewide and Regional


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Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century

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Industry-Based Certifications

IBC information for public school accountability


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The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

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CTE Professional Development

TEALearn and other opportunities

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Additional Resources



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CTE Teacher

Certifications and other information

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CTE Newsletters

Archived CTE Listservs

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CTE Contacts

Program of Study Contacts




CTE Updates


Please take a look at our IBC Vendor Crosswalk and the FAQ that follows on our IBC page to the left.  Changes on the crosswalk are highlighted in yellow. 

*Also note the TEA CTE team in conjunction with the Student-Centered Transitions Network developed an accommodations list for several IBC vendors.  Please see the link below the vendor crosswalk.  

Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment (CLNA) Guidebook 

Need guidance in assessing your data-driven decision making when applying for Perkins V?  Please see the PERKINS section for the CLNA guidebook on our PERKINS page.  The 2020-2021 CLNA (SC5600) is required for local education agencies (LEAs) applying for the 2021-2022 Perkins funding who did NOT complete the assessment in the 2020-2021 school year.   

2018-2019 Perkins V Indicator Data Statewide Report  

Please note we have added the 2018-2019 Perkins V Indicator Data Statewide report to our CTE PERKINS webpage.  We have an excel document and an accessible PDF linked for your viewing.  See our main page area for those reports and information about the details.  



Contact Information

Career and Technical Education
College, Career, and Military Preparation Division
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701-1401
(512) 936-6060

For Education Service Center Regional Support, please contact the appropriate ESC CTE Specialist included in the listing below: 

ESC CTE Contacts