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Successful Practices Network www.nyctecenter.org Career & Technical Education CTE Program Approval NYS Board of Regents Approved New Regulations for Career and Technical Education on February 6, 2001. Regulations Became Effective in September 2001
Successful Practices Network www.nyctecenter.org The 2001 Regents CTE Policy The use of Career and Technical Education as a means by which students can achieve state academic standards is a core concept underpinning the 2001 Regents Policy on Career and Technical Education. The Policy created the Program Approval Process, which has raised the bar for program quality.
Successful Practices Network www.nyctecenter.org Incorporate secondary education and postsecondary education elements; Include rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards, and relevant career and technical content in a progression of courses that align secondary education with postsecondary education to prepare students for success in postsecondary education and beyond; Approved CTE Programs:
Successful Practices Network www.nyctecenter.org Include articulation agreements between secondary and postsecondary programs—including the opportunity for secondary education students to participate in dual or concurrent enrollment programs or other ways to acquire postsecondary education credits; Policy. Approved CTE Programs:
Successful Practices Network www.nyctecenter.org Lead to an industry-recognized credential or certificate at the postsecondary level, or an associate or baccalaureate degree. Since the adoption of the CTE Policy in 2001 over 900 CTE programs have received approval under the Regents Policy. Approved CTE Programs:
Successful Practices Network www.nyctecenter.org Key Elements of the Approval Regulation Include: A program approval process Flexibility in the delivery of core academic courses A work skills employability profile Technical assessments based on industry standards Technical endorsement on the regents diploma and regents diploma with advanced designation
Successful Practices Network www.nyctecenter.org CTE Program Approval Process Assures quality technical and academic curriculum Evidence of postsecondary articulation agreements Work-based learning opportunities Established partnerships with local business and industry Certification of individual programs; Re- certification every five years
Successful Practices Network www.nyctecenter.org Improved Flexibility for CTE Students Applied academic credits can be earned for Math, English, Science, Social Studies, and Physical Education using a variety of approaches 3 Model Approach Specialized Courses Integrated Courses Combined Approach
Successful Practices Network www.nyctecenter.org Graduation Requirements for Students Entering Grade 9 in 2001 Core Course Requirements English4 Social Studies4 Mathematics3 Science3 P.E.2 Art/Music1 Health.5 LOTE1 Units of Credit18.5 Additional Units of Credit Sequence/Electives3.5 Total Units of Credits22 Core Course Requirements Available w/CTE Option English3 Social Studies3 Mathematics2 Science2 P.E.2 Art/Music1 Health.5 LOTE1 Units of Credit14.5 Additional Units of Credit CTE Sequence3.5 Integrated or Specialized Courses 4 1 Specialized Applied English 1 Specialized Economics & Government 1 Integrated Applied Math 1 Integrated Applied Science Total Units of Credits22
Successful Practices Network www.nyctecenter.org Technical Assessments Provides a foundation for a technical endorsement on a Regents Diploma What constitutes an acceptable technical assessment? Alignment to industry standards Commencement/experiential learning standards Administration under uniform conditions Availability for use in other educational agencies Written examination, student project, and demonstration or performance
Successful Practices Network www.nyctecenter.org Technical Endorsement on the NYS Regents Diploma A technical endorsement on the High School Diploma reflects student achievement in the CTE program of study and academic core Completion of all graduation requirements and CTE sequence –Passing a two part Technical Assessment –Completing a student project –Passing a minimum of five Regents examinations Technical Endorsement not available for IEP and GED Diploma candidates
Successful Practices Network www.nyctecenter.org National/State Assessments Examples Trade AreaName of Test/LicenseSponsoring Organization Cosmetology Cosmetology State Board / Locally developed exam NYS Department State Licensing National Occupational Competency Technical Institute Automotive Tech and Collision Tech NATEF/ASE NOCTI National Auto Tech Ed Foundation National Occupational Competency Technical Institute Construction Technology AGC/ NOCTI Association of General Contractors National Occupational Competency Technical Institute Certified Nurse Assisting CNA State Board / NOCTI NYS Department State Licensing National Occupational Competency Technical Institute Network TechnicianCISCO National Occupational Competency Technical Institute Culinary Arts PROSTART Culinary/Food NOCTI Nat. Rest. Assoc., National Occ. Comp. Testing National Occupational Competency Technical Institute
Successful Practices Network www.nyctecenter.org Approval Process
Successful Practices Network www.nyctecenter.org Curriculum Self Study Review –Review of course curriculum and development of a curriculum map of the academic and CTE knowledge and skills to be mastered –Documentation of appropriate work-based learning opportunities –Identification of industry credential/license and technical assessments associated with the program –Identification of work skills employability profiles –Review district professional development plan for inclusion of support for CTE teachers
Successful Practices Network www.nyctecenter.org Curriculum Self Study Review –Review existing postsecondary articulation agreements and make recommendations for development of new agreements where necessary –Review certification status of program’s instructional staff –Review Technical Assessments based on Industry Standards –Review Data Information System capacity to support –Review Program Information promotional materials –Prepare a report for the external review team including and identification of the CTE program needs
Successful Practices Network www.nyctecenter.org EXTERNAL REVIEW An External Review team made up of educators and local business officials will convene to review, address and approve the self study report The External Review team will forward recommendations to the District Superintendent which will include recommendations that address deficiencies as needs identified by the Self-Study Report
Successful Practices Network www.nyctecenter.org Career and Technical Education New York State Education Department APPROVAL APPLICATION FOR CTE PROGRAMS INSTRUCTIONS A school district or BOCES seeking approval for a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program must complete the attached application. Guidance for completing each component of the application is available at www.emsc.nysed.gov/cte/ctepolicy/.www.emsc.nysed.gov/cte/ctepolicy/ A separate approval application must be filed for each CTE program seeking approval. An approval application will not be processed unless all information is provided and the appropriate officials have signed it. Successful approval is necessary in order to award the CTE endorsement on diplomas issued during the 2010-2011 school year and following. Questions regarding the completion of the CTE program approval application may be directed by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (518) email@example.com An original and one copy of the approval application should be submitted to: CTE Program Approval New York State Education Department Career and Technical Education Team 89 Washington Avenue, Room 315 EB Albany, New York 12234
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Successful Practices Network www.nyctecenter.org Charles Crumb Field Team Associate, Western NY CTE Technical Assistance Center of NY 518.860.2381 Charlie@SPNet.us
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