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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

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