2024 CTE TEKS Review: Engineering

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.

Career and technical education (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. This page provides information regarding the review and revision of CTE TEKS for courses in the new engineering career cluster. 

Work groups will draft recommendations for new TEKS for the following programs of study and courses:

Civil Engineering

  • Civil Engineering I and II
  • Construction Engineering and Management
  • Surveying

Engineering Foundations

  • Engineering Design Process
  • Introduction to Fluids
  • Introduction to Mechanics of Materials
  • Introduction to Statics
  • Practicum in Engineering
  • Programming for Engineers

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Aerospace Design I and II
  • Mechanical Design I and II

CTE TEKS Review Work Groups

The SBOE's TEKS review and revision process calls for multiple, separate work groups. Applications will be submitted to SBOE members for review and approval. 

  • Work group members will be expected to complete an online orientation session prior to their work group meeting(s).
  • Work group members may be asked to complete prework exercises prior to their work group meeting(s). 
  • Work group members can expect to be asked to serve in at least two face-to-face meetings in April through August 2024.
  • Work group members may be asked to provide invited testimony at SBOE meetings. 

For questions about the 2024 CTE TEKS review for engineering or the work group application, please contact the Curriculum Standards and Student Support Division by phone at 512-463-9581 or by email at teks@tea.texas.gov.



Contact Information

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