Career and Technical Education

This site provides you with information on curriculum, programs, rules, and other information for Career and Technical Education (CTE). We welcome any suggestions you may have that will improve this site for individuals working to provide high quality career and technical programs for students. Join the CTE mailing list and receive updates.

Career and technical education programs offer a sequence of courses that provides students with coherent and rigorous content. CTE content is aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in current or emerging professions.

Industry-Based Certifications (IBCs)

2018-2019 Perkins Application Program of Study Survey FAQ (PDF, 189KB)

Help Wanted Online-Employment Information for Secondary School Students

Find more information at:

Help Wanted Online-Employment Information for Secondary School Students (PDF)

Career and Technical Education Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

The following links are to the career and technical education TEKS: 

 2017-2018 TEKS:
Chapter 127 and Chapter 130 Career and Technical Education Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for 2017-2018

 Course Crosswalks:
The course crosswalks show the correlation between the 2010 adopted TEKS currently in use and the new 2015 adopted TEKS that will be implemented in 2017-2018.

 

Related Links

The following links are about career and technical education TEKS: 

Accountability: Federal, State, and Local

Career and Technical Education Allotment  

Career and Technical Education Teacher Certificate Requirements 

Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)

Career Preparation and Practicum Courses

Curriculum Resources 

Funding: Federal and State

General Teacher Certification Information

Professional Associations for CTE Educators  

Public Education Information Management (PEIMS) 

The following sites are not maintained by TEA. The links are provided as a service to the public.

The following links are about career and technical education:

CTE Leadership Academy (outside source)

New CTE Teacher Conference (outside source)

Special Populations Resources (outside source)

Documents

The following links are to resources for CTE courses and rules:

CTE Decision Charts-Where to find them (PDF)

Nontraditional Courses 2017 PBMAS (PDF)
The CTE nontraditional courses on this list are also found in the 2017 PBMAS Manual (2015-2016 School Year).
 
Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technical Education Programs