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    Career and Technical Education



    This site provides you with information on curriculum, programs, rules, and other information for Career and Technical Education. 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 our list and receive updates.

    The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Unit in the Curriculum Division provides direction and leadership to the CTE programs throughout Texas. Unit staff assists districts statewide with implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for CTE, collaborates with various professional organizations about CTE programs, and assists the Instructional Materials and Educational Technology Division in overseeing the textbook adoption process for CTE instructional materials. The CTE Unit also provides ongoing communication with the field related to the curriculum and graduation requirements in 19 TAC Chapter 74. 

    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.

    Career and Technical Education Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

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

    Chapter 127 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career Development
    Chapter 130 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career and Technical Education

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Career and Technical Education FAQ (coming soon)

    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

    National Resources

    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:
    Advanced Technical Credit (ATC) (Statewide Articulation) (outside source)

    Career Clusters (outside source)

    CTE Leadership Academy (outside source)

    New CTE Teacher Conference (outside source)

    Special Populations Resource Center (outside source)


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

    CTE Decision Charts-Where to find them (PDF, 342KB)

    CTE Project Share Courses (PDF, 133KB)

    Myths and Facts - Student Industry Certification and Licensure (PDF, 44KB)

    Nontraditional Courses (PDF, 108KB)
    Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technical Education Programs


    CTE Unit
    1701 North Congress Avenue
    Austin, TX 78701-1401
    (512) 463-9581

    Vacant, State Director
    Career and Technical Education

    John Ellis, Statewide CTE Coordinator
    Architecture & Construction
    Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
    Information Technology
    Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

    Dale Fowler, Program Coordinator

    Diane Salazar, Statewide CTE Coordinator
    Business Management & Administration
    Education & Training
    Hospitality & Tourism
    Human Services

    Ron Whitson, Statewide CTE Coordinator
    Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
    Government & Public Administration
    Health Science
    Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
    Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

    ESC CTE Contacts

    Curriculum Division





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