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Texas Career & Technical Education (CTE) News

February 12, 2021

February Is National CTE Month

On behalf of the Texas Education Agency College, Career, and Military Preparation staff we wish you  Happy CTE Month! Throughout the month, we join the nation in celebrating you, the teachers, counselors, and administrators who have worked hard to provide students with robust and quality CTE programs that prepare them for high-wage, high-skill, and in-demand occupations. We recognize our industry partners and other key stakeholders who add so much value to CTE programs in Texas by enabling students to have engaging hands on experiences related to their industries of interest. As we celebrate National CTE month, we are grateful for all who help prepare our students for college, career, and military postsecondary success.

CTE Data Now Available in the Career and Technical Education Reports (CTER) Application

Perkins V Indicator data is now accessible in the Texas Education Agency Login (TEAL) system through the Career and Technical Education Reports (CTER) application.

The career and technical education (CTE) indicator data for Texas at the local education agency (LEA) level is currently available for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years in summary and supplemental reports. Requests for access to data in the CTER application must be submitted to the LEA leadership, who will forward the request to the Texas Education Agency in the TEAL system.

LEAs that previously completed the 2020-2021 Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment (CLNA) will not be required to complete an additional CLNA prior to the 2021-2022 Perkins Application. The 2020-2021 CLNA is valid for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years. LEAs who did not complete the 2020-2021 CLNA will be required to complete a 2020-2021 CLNA using 2018-2019 summary and supplemental reports. Please contact Dale Fowler at for questions related to accessing the 2020-2021 CLNA.

The Perkins application will be available to LEAs who have completed the 2020-2021 CLNA on June 2, 2021.

Program of Study Framework Documents Update

The Program of Study (POS) framework documents have been updated to include the Annual Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technical Education Programs. You can access the editable versions of the POS framework documents here: Approved CTE Programs of Study


Free Exploring Energy Program for High School Students

The IPAA/PESA Energy Education Center is excited to share four opportunities for  educators and high school students who are interested in learning about the energy industry. Starting Monday, January 25, 2021, teachers and students are invited to view a repository of videos gathered from all areas of energy to help in supporting energy education and to introduce the vast array of careers available within this ever-growing industry. This is a great way for high school students to travel virtually to the energy workplace. Find the details here:

Register for access here:

PAEMST Nominations and Applications for 2021

The 2020-2021 nomination and application windows for Grades 7-12 mathematics and science teachers, including computer science and other CTE courses that satisfy a math or science credit for graduation, for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program are now open. The PAEMST awards are the nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education. Since 1983, more than 4,200 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession.

Presidential Awardees receive a certificate signed by the President of the United States, a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities, and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation. Awardees also join an active network of outstanding educators from throughout the nation.

Teachers must sign up to apply or be nominated for the 2021 award by March 1, 2021. The application deadline is April 1, 2021. If you know great teachers, encourage them to join this prestigious network of professionals. In Texas, eligible teachers who submit a completed application by April 1, 2021 will receive 25 CPE hours. Sign up to apply or nominate an educator at

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