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CTE TEKS & Curriculum Resources

September 29, 2023


Current TEKS and PEIMS numbers have been in effect for Career & Technical Education since the 2010-2011 school year. Click on the link below for information about CTE TEKS and the new TEKS Review.

  • Chapter 127 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career Development
  • Chapter 130 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career and Technical Education 
  • CTE & Other Innovative Courses
  • TEKS Review (New TEKS to be implemented for 2017-2018)


Curriculum Resources

More and more we are finding that the skills needed to be successful in the workplace are the same skills needed to be successful in a postsecondary educational institute.  As CTE teachers, it is imperative that we prepare students for both of these options by integrating academic content into our CTE courses -- we are the laboratory through which those concepts become concrete.

Graduation Requirements and Other Provisions:
  • 19 TAC Chapter 74.Curriculum Requirements
  • TEA State Graduation Requirements Resource Page


CTE Curriculum Resources

  • Programs of Study - Achieve Texas
  • Programs of Study (Flow-Charts)
  • TEA Curriculum Resource Page
  • CTE Career Preparation and Practicum Courses


Please Note:

The 2006 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act requires no less than three CTE programs of study in three different career clusters. 

To be eligible for CTE contact hour funding, a district MUST offer at least one coherent sequence of courses in at least three different career clusters.


CTE Statewide Articulation & Dual Credit

CTE statewide articulation and dual credit gives students the opportunity to receive credit at participating community colleges across Texas. 

  • Advanced Technical Credit Program (ATC Program Lone Star College)
  • TEA Dual Credit Frequently Asked Questions


House Bill 5: Foundation High School Program

These links provide information regarding the new graduation requirements established by House Bill 5, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013. 

  • TEA Overview
  • State Graduation Requirements
  • PEIMS Student Graduation Reports


College and Career Readiness

The Texas Education Agency, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Workforce Commission are working together closely to boost college and career readiness.

  • TEC Chapter 28. Courses of Study; Advancement Subchapter A
  • TEA College and Career Readiness Resources
  • College and Career Readiness Profile Planning Guide
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
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