Career and Financial Management (CFM) is a one-half unit Career and Technical Education (CTE) course required for students in all New York State Approved CTE Programs. It is also commonly included in locally developed CTE sequences.

CFM can be taught as a stand-alone course or integrated within an approved CTE program.Career and Financial Management (CFM) is a one-half unit Career and Technical Education (CTE) course required for students in all New York State Approved CTE Programs. It is also commonly included in locally developed CTE sequences. CFM can be taught as a stand-alone course or integrated within an approved CTE program.CFM can be used as part of the 216 hours of CTE instruction required for students pursuing a Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Graduation Pathwayor a CDOS Commencement Credential. CFM can also be delivered in grade eight as anacceleration option.

In 2017, representatives of the Business Teachers Association of New York State, the CTE Technical Assistance Center, NYSED staff, and a team of educators from all CTE content areas revised the 2003 CFM curriculum framework which is divided into “Career Management” and “Financial Management” modules. This collaboration created an updated CFM curriculum framework that provides guidance and resources to CTE educators delivering CFM.The New York State CDOS standards and Career Readiness Practices from the Common Career Technical Core (CCTC) are identified in each unit. Additional academic standards may also be addressed. Download the updated CFM Curriculum Framework Here

A CFM Resource Guide, which will serve as a companion document to this curriculum framework, will be created then housed on the CTE Technical Assistance Center website as well as on the websites of the CTE professional organizations in New York State. NYSED released a preliminary version of the CFM framework to the CTE community to obtain feedback from users. Educators are invited to provide suggestions for additions or revisions which should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.