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.

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Programs of Study

Statewide and Regional


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Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century

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Industry-Based Certifications

IBC information for public school accountability


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The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

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CTE Professional Development

TEALearn and other opportunities

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Additional Resources

CTSOs, PEIMS, Funding, etc.


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CTE Teacher

Certifications and other information

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CTE Newsletters

Archived CTE Listservs

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CTE Contacts

Program of Study Contacts




CTE Updates




Educational Aide I Certification

The Principles in Education and Training course is applicable for a student to meet the requirements for the Educational Aide I Certificate. While the CTE team works with the Division of Educator Preparation and Certification to update SBEC rules at the next available opportunity, districts should continue to count Principles of Education and Training as a course that allows students to earn the Educational Aide I Certificate.




Regional Programs of Study

Congratulations to the the following LEAs in the ESC regions who received 2023/2024 approval for Regional Programs of Study.  

Printing and Imaging

LEAs in ESC Regions:

2,18 & 20

Industrial Maintenance

LEAs in ESC Regions:

3 & 11


LEAs in ESC Regions:

1,2,14,16, & 18

Drone (Unmanned Flight)

LEAs in ESC Regions:

2,5,6,10, & 20



Effective October 6th, Educational Aid I please see amendment 19 TAC Chapter 230

The following rule actions were filed with the Texas Register on Friday, September 16, 2022, for publication in the September 30, 2022 issue and will take effect October 6, 2022. Framework documents will be updated soon.  

The following updates have been made to program of study framework documents:

  • TBD Course: Practicum in Early Learning, 13014520 (Early Learning POS)
  • Health Informatics, 13020960 (Health Informatics POS) has a prerequisite change.  Now only Medical Terminology is a prerequisite.  
  • Instructional Practices, 13014400 (Teaching and Training POS) has a prerequisite change.
  • TBD Course: Healthcare Administration and Management, 13020962 (Health Informatics POS) Name change. (was Healthcare Information Systems and Management)
  • TBD Course: Pharmacy II, 13021030 (Healthcare Therapeutic POS)
  • TBD Course:  Respiratory Therapy I, 13021120 (Medical Therapy POS)
  • TBD Course:  Leadership and Management in Nursing, 13021225 (Nursing Science POS)
  • TBD Course:  Medical Assistant, 13021015 (Healthcare Therapeutic POS)

*Please find the TEKS in TAC Chapter 127 on our TEKS card.  



Contact Information

Career and Technical Education
College, Career, and Military Preparation Division
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701-1401
(512) 936-6060

For Education Service Center Regional Support, please contact the appropriate ESC CTE Specialist included in the listing below: 

ESC CTE Contacts (Document)