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Career and Technical Education

Perkins IV

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 was recently approved by Congress. 2008-2009 is the first year of full implemention of the new Perkins IV act. Learn more about the Perkins IV Act.

CTE Program Approval and Quality Assurance

Approved Programs and Performance Data

For a list of Approved Programs - Choose "Approved Programs" from the Available Reports drop down menu
For CTE Program performance data - Choose "Concentrator Performance Charts" from the Available Reports drop down menu

View Postsecondary Performance Reports here.

Program of Study Approval - Secondary Component

A CTE Program of Study:

  • Begins at the secondary level and concludes at the postsecondary level
    - Is aligned to a set of industry standards
    - Is aligned between secondary and postsecondary levels
    - Provides articulated postsecondary credit whenever possible
    - Integrates core academic skills into instruction
    - Reports and utilizes data in the review of the program
    - Conducts an assessment of technical skills gained in the program
    - Includes student support services

Approved Programs of Study must be renewed every four years.

In addition, a teacher teaching in a Perkins Eligible CTE Program of Study must hold an appropriate CTE Teaching license or endorsement.

Visit the Perkins Handbook - Program of Study Section or Contact Megan Helzerman to learn more about Program of Study Approval.

CTE Teacher Licensure

Any teacher teaching a "required" course within a CTE program must have a CTE License or endorsement. Learn more about CTE Licensure.

Professional Development Opportunities

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