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 nominate educators, parents, business and industry representatives, and employers to serve on the review work groups. This page provides information regarding the 2021 review and revision of the TEKS for career and technical education (CTE). 


Work Group Application

The SBOE identifies individuals, including educators, parents, business and industry representatives, and employers, to serve on TEKS review work groups. The SBOE is now accepting applications from individuals interested in serving on a CTE TEKS review work group for the following, select subchapters of Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 130: Subchapter E. Education and Training, Subchapter H. Health Science, and Subchapter O. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The 2021 CTE TEKS review will also include four additional CTE courses that may satisfy a science graduation requirement: Advanced Animal Science, Advanced Plant and Soil Science, Food Science, and Forensic Science. 

The SBOE's TEKS review and revision process calls for multiple, separate work groups. Individuals selected to participate in the CTE TEKS review can expect to be asked to serve in a series of two-day virtual monthly meetings in February through May. Priority will be given to applications received by January 8, 2021.

A link is provided below to the application. Applicants do not need to be educators to apply. Please enter information in the application that best reflects your experience. 

CTE TEKS Review Work Group Application

Work Groups

  • Applications will be submitted to SBOE members for review. 
  • 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 prework exercises prior to their work group meeting. 
  • Work group members may be asked to provide invited testimony at SBOE meetings. 

For questions regarding this application or the TEKS review process, please contact the Curriculum Standards and Student Support Division at 512-463-9581 or teks@tea.texas.gov