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1 Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. Career and Technical Education TEKS

2 Topics Career and Technical Education (CTE) Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Career Clusters Course Crosswalks Coherent Sequence of Courses Programs of Study Career Development Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved.

3 TEKS Organization Chapter 130 – CTE, high school –16 subchapters: 1 per cluster –Multiple coherent sequences of courses –Principles courses – begin the sequence –Practicum courses - capstone

4 TEKS Organization Chapter 127 – Career Development –Middle school Career Exploration Career Portals –High school Career Preparation I and II Problems and Solutions

5 CTETEKS CTE TEKS 190 revised and new courses –Adopted July 2009 –Implementation 2010 Counselor Professional Development –Counselor Toolkit available online –Technical assistance and PD via TETNs, webinars, and online resources at college and career websitewww.AchieveTexas.org Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved.

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7 Career Clusters Related occupations organized by the types of products and services these occupations provide to society. The Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education has adopted 16 career clusters as the structure for organizing programs within CTE. Within these clusters, career pathways provide guidance as to the knowledge and skills that must be acquired to prepare for occupations at varying levels. Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved.

8 16 Career Clusters

9 1997 to 2010 Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved.

10 Course Crosswalks Course Crosswalks Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved.

11 A sequence of CTE courses (two or more CTE courses for three or more credits) focused on developing occupational knowledge and skills. Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved.

12 Coherent Sequence of Courses Supports challenging academic and technical standards Supports cluster knowledge and skills Leads to high skill, high wage, or high demand occupations in current or emerging fields Aligns to postsecondary programs that lead to technical skill attainment

13 Concepts of Engineering & Technology Biotechnology Advanced Biotechnology Scientific Research & Design* Electronics Advanced Electronics Practicum in STEM Robotics & Automation Principles of Technology* Engineering Mathematics Engineering Design & Presentation Advanced Engineering Design & Presentation Engineering Design & Problem Solving* Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) * Course approved for science credit Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved.

14 incorporate secondary education and postsecondary education elements Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved.

15 Programs of Study include coherent and rigorous content –challenging academic standards and relevant CTE content –coordinated, nonduplicative progression of courses –align secondary education with postsecondary education to adequately prepare students to succeed in postsecondary education lead to an industry-recognized credential or certificate at the postsecondary level, or to an associate or baccalaureate degree Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. PL

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18 TEKSOrganization TEKS Organization Chapter 127 – Career Development –Middle school Career Exploration Career Portals –High school Career Preparation I and II Problems and Solutions

19 Career Guidance and Academic Counseling provides access for students (and parents, as appropriate) to information regarding career awareness and planning with respect to an individual’s occupational and academic future provides information with respect to career options, financial aid, and postsecondary options, including baccalaureate degree programs. Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. PL

20 PersonalGraduation Plan Personal Graduation Plan Each school district is encouraged to establish for each student entering grade nine a personal graduation plan that: Promotes: –(A) college and workforce readiness; and –(B) career placement and advancement; and Facilitates the student’s transition from secondary to postsecondary education [TEC (e)] Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved.

21 21 Career Development Spans All Grades Steps to Success K-5: Understanding the Importance and Value of Work and Jobs Introduction to the world of careers 6-8: Initial Career Exploration Discovering interest areas Grade 8: Career Exploration and Transition Develop a graduation plan based upon personal/cluster interests 9-12: Programs of Study Related to a Career Goal Academics and technical courses, intensive guidance, individual graduation plans Postsecondary: Career Preparation Achieving credentials: college, certification, apprenticeship, military Employment: Career Advancement Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning

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