CTE Professional Development

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CTE 101 (9/15/2023)

CTE 101 has been refreshed to reflect current legislation and best practices in career and technical education. This course is designed for both new and experienced CTE administrators and secondary school counselors, providing insights regarding Perkins V legislation, labor market information, programs of study, and industry-based certifications. Aligning your CTE program with local workforce demands and building strong partnerships creates valuable opportunities for your students and community. This introductory video highlights what you will learn when you enroll in CTE 101.

For additional training opportunities for new and experienced CTE administrators and secondary school counselors, see New CTE Administrator and Counselor Sessions (google.com) and Experienced CTE Administrator and Counselor Sessions (google.com). These in-person professional development sessions were designed by TEA and presented annually at your regional education service center (ESC).

CTE Teacher Professional Development Requirements

All teachers assigned to a CTE course that qualifies for math or science credit are required to participate in the following Texas Education Agency-approved training prior to teaching the course:

Teachers Assigned to Math Courses:

Integrating Math into the CTE Classroom, Part 1 and Part 2, is available on TEALearn

Teachers Assigned to Science Courses:

Integrating Science into the CTE Classroom, Part 1 and Part 2, is available on TEALearn

TEA Science Safety Training for High School

Teachers Assigned to Career Preparation or Practicum Courses:

Teachers assigned to teach Career Preparation and Practicum courses must complete the Texas Education Agency approved training as outlined in §231.271. Career Development, Grades 9-12. subsection (e):

  • (e)The school district is responsible for ensuring that each teacher assigned to Career Preparation I, Career Preparation II, or Extended Career Preparation, Grades 9-12, has completed appropriate training in state and federal requirements regarding work-based learning and safety.
  • See specific Practicum courses for language on approved WBL training.

In this professional development course, teachers will learn what authentic work-based learning (WBL) is and how to ensure students learn the skills and knowledge appropriate for their career pathway in a safe and appropriate environment through collaborative partnerships with local employers. This course introduces basic laws, rules, and procedures relevant to teaching career and technical education (CTE) courses that involve WBL at the secondary school level in Texas.

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to fundamental concepts with links to additional resources useful to teachers assigned to CTE courses.

This course takes approximately 8 hours to complete. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will earn 8 CPE credits.

Additionally, you may contact your Education Service Center or your teacher professional organization for additional information regarding scheduled WBL training courses.

Additional Information

Questions or need customer service assistance? Email: TEALearnhelp@tea.texas.gov

*All certificates will stay on Canvas for access in the future.

*The TEALearn account is attached to the TEAL number, so even if an individual changes districts they are connected to their history.

CTE Counselor, Administrator, and Teacher Professional Development

The TEA is pleased to offer a series of professional learning modules at no cost to LEAs for counselors, new administrators, and new CTE teachers. Follow the links below for registration information.

  • CTE Counselor Professional Development Modules — CTE Programs: An Infrastructure for College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR); and Effective Advising for CTE Programs: Ensuring Access and Equity of CCMR.
  • New Administrator Professional Development Modules — Module 1-Data-Driven Decision Making; Module 2-Partnerships; Module 3- Program Design; and Module 4- CTE Resources.
  • New CTE Teacher Professional Development on these topics: Preparing CTE Teachers for Success; Understanding CTE; and Unpacking the CTE Standards, This training is offered virtually on August 16 and 17, 2022 and on September 7 and 8, 2022. Link to registration flyer: New CTE Teacher Sessions