Guide for Career and Technical Education Administrators and School Counselors

An updated version of the Guide for Career and Technical Education Administrators and School Counselors is now available. This document  is a "one stop" resource providing  all levels of CTE program decision-maker with information to guide high-quality CTE programs. Administrators, counselors, and teachers will find answers to questions about regulations, delivery options, and program features across the PreK - 12 CTE continuum. The Guide is designed to provide enough information for all levels of decision-maker to advocate for new programs and to improve programs that are already in place.

 

Dowload the DRAFT Guidelines for CTE for Administrators and School Counselors Here (PDF) 

 

Changes to the Guidelines for Career and Technical Education Administrators and School Counselors

The chronological listing below documents changes to the Guidelines for Career and Technical Education Administrators and School Counselors that have occurred since the draft was completed. The changes will be incorporated in the final document in 2019. Until then, please use these as official notice of the changes:

 

October 2018: 

Change:  Missing from Guidelines  -  Career and Technical Education Substitution for Foreign Language

The following information should be included:

After passing the required New York State assessment or approved alternative in mathematics, science, social studies, and English language arts, the remaining units of credit required in the core academic areas may be met through CTE specialized courses. Read more….

Change Impacts:

Chapter 5: Graduation Requirements, pg. 23, Specialized Credits 

 

August 2018:

Change:  Technical Assessments-

Change impacts:

Process for the approval of CTE Pathway Assessments

...as having met the requirement for the +1 pathway in CTE.  See the following links for more information on the CTE approval process or Multiple Pathways ...

http://www.nysed.gov/memo/curriculum-instruction/process-approval-cte-pathway-assessments

Chapter 4: High School Delivery Options for CTE, New York State Approved CTE Programs, paragraph 6, pg. 15

Chapter 5: Graduation Requirements; CTE Pathway; pg. 21

Chapter 8: Technical Assessments and Credentials;

      CTE Approved Program Assessments, pg. 36

      Graduation Pathway Assessments, pg. 37

 

July 2018:

Change:  Perkins Reauthorized

The legislation reauthorizing the Perkins Act “Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V)” was signed into law on July 31, 2018. It will take effect on July 1, 2019, beginning a one-year transition period allowing eligible agencies to submit a one-year transition plan. The transition plan will be followed by a 4-year State Plan. Click here for a Legislative Summary and Analysis of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V)

Change Impacts:

Chapter 9: Federal and State Funding for CTE; Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2008 – pg. 39