Career and Technology Education
The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Unit, in the Division of Curriculum, provides direction and leadership to the CTE programs throughout Texas. Unit staff assists districts statewide with implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for CTE, collaborates with various professional organizations regarding CTE programs and assists the Textbook Division in overseeing the textbook adoption process for CTE instructional materials. The CTE Unit also provides ongoing communication with the field related to the curriculum and graduation requirements in TAC Chapter 74.

Career and technical programs are dedicated to preparing young people to manage the dual roles of family member and wage earner. Career and technical programs enable students to gain entry-level employment in a high-skill, high-wage job and/or to continue their education.