CTE Curriculum Updates and Educational Aide I Guidance
June 12, 2023
Texas Career and Technical Education (CTE) News
Draft Recommendations for Career Preparation and Entrepreneurship
At the June 2023 SBOE meeting, the State Board of Education (SBOE) will discuss draft recommendations for CTE Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in career preparation and entrepreneurship. The draft recommendations are currently posted on the 2023 CTE TEKS Review webpage.
A public hearing on the proposed new career preparation and entrepreneurship TEKS is scheduled for Tuesday, June 20, 2023. The public hearing and discussion item are posted in the SBOE’s agenda. Individuals may register online to provide public testimony beginning on Thursday, June 15 at 8:00 a.m.through 5:00 p.m. (Central Time), on Friday, June 16. Public testimony is in-person at the Texas Education Agency.
Proposed new 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), §127.17 presents TEKS that would be required to be embedded into the content for 14 CTE principles courses. As the SBOE updates the CTE principles courses, these TEKS would be added into each of the specified courses.
Proposed new 19 TAC §127.18 presents TEKS for a one-credit standalone course in occupational safety and health.
At the April 2023 meeting, the SBOE adopted new middle school TEKS in career and college exploration to be implemented beginning with the 2023-2024 school year. The Career and College Exploration TEKS can be used to satisfy the requirement for each student to receive instruction in high school, college, and career preparation at least once in grade 7 or 8 (TEC §28.016). Two service IDs will be published for the new TEKS in the July publication of the Texas Student Data System Public Education Information Management System (TSDS PEIMS). The new TEKS replace TEKS for Investigating Careers
and College and Career Readiness.
Career and College Exploration will be effective in 19 TAC, Chapter 127, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career Development and Career and Technical Education, Subchapter A, Middle School, on August 1, 2023. Prior to the August 1 effective date, districts and schools can access the TEKS here.
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