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.
Perkins V Transition Plan
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requests public comment on the draft transition plan for the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, also referred to as Perkins V. On July 31, 2018, the President signed Perkins V into law. This law reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. Perkins V reflects the 100-year federal commitment to CTE by providing federal support for CTE programs and focuses on improving the academic and technical achievement of CTE students, strengthening the connections between secondary and postsecondary education and improving accountability. The public comment period will open on March 14, 2019 and will close on April 26, 2019.
Perkins V Transition Plan (PDF)
Perkins V Transition Plan Public Comment Form
Industry-Based Certifications (IBCs)
Current Industry Based Certification
Help Wanted Online-Employment
Information for Secondary School Students
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:
Chapter 127 and Chapter 130 Career and Technical Education Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for 2017-2018
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.
The following links are about career and technical education TEKS:
Accountability: Federal, State, and Local
and Technical Education Allotment
Career and Technical Education Teacher Certificate Requirements
Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)
Career Preparation and Practicum Courses
Federal and State
General Teacher Certification Information
Professional Associations for CTE Educators
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:
Academy (outside source)
New CTE Teacher Conference (outside source)
Special Populations Resources (outside
The following links are to resources for CTE courses and rules:
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