2023 CTE TEKS Review

The State Board of Education (SBOE) has authority for the review and adoption of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for each subject of the required curriculum. SBOE members approve educators, parents, business and industry representatives, and employers to serve on the review work groups. This page provides information regarding the 2023 review and revision of TEKS for a selection of career and technical education (CTE) courses. CTE instruction provides content aligned with challenging academic standards, industry-relevant technical knowledge, and college and career readiness skills for students to further their education and succeed in current and emerging professions.

Occupational Safety and Health Winter CTE TEKS Review Summer CTE TEKS Review

At the November 2022 SBOE meeting, the SBOE approved the development of TEKS for a new CTE course in occupational safety and health. Draft recommendations for the proposed new course, Occupational Safety and Health, are presented below for feedback.  The proposed new course is expected to be implemented in the 2023–2024 school year. 

When providing specific comments and recommendations, please identify the course in the subject line of the email. For example, in the subject line, please indicate "CTE TEKS Review-Occupational Safety and Health." Please submit comments to TEA at teks@tea.texas.gov.

Occupational Safety and Health Draft Recommendations (PDF, 142KB)

The winter CTE TEKS review will include Career Preparation I and II, Extended Career Preparation, Project-Based Research, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship II, and Practicum of Entrepreneurship.

The summer CTE TEKS review will include a set of courses from the animal science, plant science, and agribusiness programs of study in the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources career cluster and the aviation maintenance program of study in the Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics career cluster. Additionally, the review will include two CTE science courses that may satisfy a science graduation requirement: Principles of Technology and Scientific Research and Design.

Summer CTE Work Group Application

The SBOE is now accepting applications for summer 2023 CTE TEKS review work groups. The SBOE's TEKS review and revision process calls for separate work groups for the areas identified above. Applicants do not need to be educators to apply. Non-educators should enter information in the application that best reflects their experience with the subjects under review. A link is provided below to the application.

Summer CTE TEKS Review Work Group Application

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

Work Groups

Completed applications are submitted by TEA to the SBOE member who represents the SBOE district in which the applicant lives/works. SBOE members review and approve applications, and approved applicants are included in a pool of possible work group members. Work groups are expected to be announced in May 2023.

  • Work group meetings are expected to take place in June-August 2023.
  • Work groups will convene in Austin for a minimum of two face-to-face meetings. Additional meetings conducted by webinar may also be scheduled as necessary.
  • Work group members will be reimbursed in accordance with state travel guidelines for travel, meals, and lodging for meetings held in Austin.
  • Work group members will be expected to complete an online orientation session prior to their work group meeting.
  • Work group members may be asked to complete pre-work exercises prior to their meeting.
  • Work group members may be asked to provide invited testimony at SBOE meetings.

Questions related to the application for the career and technical education TEKS review and revision process can be directed to teks@tea.texas.gov.

Contact Information

Curriculum Standards and Student Support Division
(512) 463-9581