Texas Education Code

Sec. § 29.182
State Plan for Career and Technology Education


The agency shall prepare and biennially update a state plan for career and technology education that sets forth objectives for career and technology education for the next biennium and long-term goals for the following five years.


The state plan must include procedures designed to ensure that:


all secondary and postsecondary students have the opportunity to participate in career and technology education programs;


the state complies with requirements for supplemental federal career and technology education funding;


career and technology education is established as a part of the total education system of this state and constitutes an option for student learning that provides a rigorous course of study consistent with the required curriculum under Section 28.002 (Required Curriculum) and under which a student may receive specific education in a career and technology program that:


incorporates competencies leading to academic and technical skill attainment;


leads to:


an industry-recognized license, credential, or certificate; or


at the postsecondary level, an associate or baccalaureate degree;


includes opportunities for students to earn college credit for coursework; and


includes, as an integral part of the program, participation by students and teachers in activities of career and technical student organizations supported by the agency and the State Board of Education; and


a school district provides, to the greatest extent possible, to a student participating in a career and technology education program opportunities to enroll in dual credit courses designed to lead to a degree, license, or certification as part of the program.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, Sec. 1, eff. May 30, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 895 (H.B. 3), Sec. 41, eff. June 19, 2009.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 211 (H.B. 5), Sec. 22, eff. June 10, 2013.

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