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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Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century

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Industry-Based Certifications

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CTE Updates

Regional Programs of Study 10/2021

TEA will consider new regional programs of study this fall. To begin the process of submitting a program of study for review, interested ESCs or LEAs must email the TEA CTE Statewide Coordinator who supports the aligned career cluster between October 5, 2021 and October 25th. Contact information for each Coordinator can be found on the TEA CTE website.   

Email indicating interest must include:  

  1. The name of the proposed regional program of study
  2. The CTE courses included in proposed regional program of study
  3. The in-demand high-wage occupations used to justify the proposed regional program of study

Coordinators will respond with application materials for eligible programs of study. Completed applications are due to TEA on November 1, 2021.Please see the September 20th newsletter for more information.  

TBD Courses now have innovative course PEIMS numbers

The following innovative courses have been updated. Please see related framework documents on the Programs of Study card for updated PEIMS numbers, prerequisites, and grade level updates. If you would like the knowledge and skill statements, please visit the Innovative CTE course page(10/2021)

  1. Practicum in Entrepreneurship       
  2. Geographic Info Systems for Agriculture 
  3. Practicum in Digital Audio Technology
  4. Kinesiology II
  5. Medical Intervention Evaluation and Research 
  6. Imaging Technology I 
  7. Dental Anatomy and Physiology
  8. Pharmacy I
  9. Allied Health Therapeutic Services
  10. Physical Therapy I
  11. Science of Nursing
  12. Clinical Ethics
  13. Practicum in Event and Meeting Planning
  14. Social and Community Services
  15. Programmable Logic Controller II

TEA website for updated teacher certification assignment information. (7/8/2021)

Please see the CTE Teacher Resource section on our CTE page to the left for more information on how to find a specific course. 





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