CTE TEKS Review Work Group Application for Engineering

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December 15, 2023

Texas Career and Technical Education (CTE) News

CTE TEKS Review Work Group Application for Engineering

In 2024, the State Board of Education (SBOE) is scheduled to begin the review and revision of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for a set of career and technical education (CTE) courses for a new Engineering career cluster. The review will include courses for the following programs of study:

Engineering Foundations

  • Engineering Design Process
  • Introduction to Fluids
  • Introduction to Mechanics of Materials
  • Introduction to Statics
  • Programming for Engineers
  • Practicum in Engineering

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Aerospace Design I and II
  • Mechanical Design I and II

Civil Engineering

  • Construction Engineering and Management
  • Civil Engineering I and II
  • Surveying

The SBOE’s TEKS review and revision process requires the direct participation of educators, parents, business and industry representatives, and employers. The SBOE is now accepting applications for the 2024 CTE TEKS review engineering work groups. TEKS review work groups will convene in Austin for two to three face-to-face meetings which may include Saturdays. Additional days or virtual meetings may be scheduled if needed. TEA reimburses work group members for their travel and meal expenses. Work group members will be expected to complete an online orientation session and may be asked to complete pre-work exercises prior to their meetings. To access the application and more information regarding the 2024 CTE TEKS review for engineering, please visit the 2024 CTE TEKS Review: Engineering webpage at https://tea.texas.gov/academics/curriculum-standards/teks-review/2024-cte-teks-review-engineering.

The ideal applicant will have knowledge and experience in these specific engineering fields. We encourage educators to forward this information to qualified individuals within their networks. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible. Questions regarding the application or TEKS review process may be sent via email to teks@tea.texas.gov.

Texas CTE Photo Library

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) invites CTE programs to contribute to a new CTE Photo Library. Help us celebrate CTE students and teachers and promote CTE across the state! To participate, please share photos that: 

  • raise awareness and build interest in CTE in Texas;
  • showcase high-quality programs;
  • enhance opportunities for students to shine; and  
  • ignite a passion for CTE learning. 

The photos from the CTE Photo Library will be used for TEA CTE publications including program of study framework documents, CTE toolkits, the CTE website, and future CTE projects.
Photo release documents and other information are located here. If you have additional questions, please contact ctephotos@resourcesforlearning.net.  

Texas Career and Technical Education Engagement Opportunity

In January and February, representatives from TEA will host regional stakeholder events to provide guidance supporting implementation of the refreshed CTE programs of study and to collect input on proposed updates to the 2024 Perkins V State Plan.

Six in-person events will be held between January 15 and February 1, 2024:

  • ESC 11 in Fort Worth, January 16, 2024
  • ESC 15 in San Angelo, January 18, 2024
  • ESC 7 in Kilgore, January 22, 2024
  • ESC 17 in Lubbock, January 24, 2024
  • ESC 20 in San Antonio, January 30, 2024
  • ESC 3 in Victoria, February 1, 2024

A virtual event will be offered on January 26, 2024, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. for those unable to participate in person. To register to attend one of the sessions or for more information, please visit TexasCareerTour.com. For additional questions, please contact the TEA CTE team at cte@tea.texas.gov.


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