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:

 

September 2019

Chapter 3: CTE Instruction Grades P-12

Middle Level CTE Instruction

Page 10, paragraph 2, 1st sentence, change “Career guidance, available for the 2018-19 school year, will”  to “Career guidance is available to…”

Chapter 4: High School Delivery Options for CTE

Page 15 – paragraph #3, end of 2nd sentence after “earning” delete “credit” and add “for academic content that is embedded within the CTE content area.”

Page 15 – paragraph #6 – after first sentence insert -  “According to policy guidelines, a technical assessment is and industry-developed assessment consisting of written examination(s), student demonstrations(s) of technical skills and locally developed student projects(s) to measure proficiency in a specific technical field through the application of national standards.”

Chapter 5: Graduation Requirements

Page 21, CTE Pathway:  delete 3rd sentence (beginning on 5th line) add: As of August 2018, +1 pathway CTE technical assessments will be approved as a component of an application for CTE Program Approval, rather than through a separate application process. CTE technical assessments aligned with approved CTE programs of study that allow for technical endorsement on the high school diploma will be considered as approved +1 Pathway assessments and may be used as the fifth required exam toward graduation. 

In all cases a student must successfully complete a Department approved program in CTE to gain access to an approved CTE technical assessment. All Department approved CTE programs will now culminate in and approved pathway assessment as determined by the program approval process. Any student who has successfully completed a Department approved program and the resulting 3-part technical assessment in the past, or going forward, will be considered 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.

Chapter 11: CTE Teacher Certification

Page 46, add after section on CTE Teacher Certification (7-12)

CTE Teacher Certification (5-6 extension)

The two required courses for grade 5-6 extension allowing CTE Teachers to teach Introduction to Career and Technical Education at the 5th and 6th grades are as follows (taken from the Teacher Certification web page):

College coursework is study taken for college credit, completed at or transferred to a degree-granting institution of higher education approved by the New York State Commissioner of Education or a regional accrediting agency. Coursework must be offered for degree credit by the college, whether or not you obtain the degree.

Pedagogical coursework must be earned at an institution of higher education with an approved teacher education program that leads to teacher certification in the state in which the college is located, or a community college with an articulation agreement with such an institution (contact your college).

Unacceptable coursework is that which is not credit-bearing or not applicable toward a degree. Examples of unacceptable coursework: professional development courses, continuing education courses, often measured in Continuing Education Units (CEUs), audited courses, and courses that have been waived or for advanced placement (such as high school courses) without credit toward a degree.

See Acceptable Colleges

Acceptable Grades

Semester Hour Equivalents

Studies in this area focus on the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development of early adolescence, including the impact of these developmental transitions on learning.

College coursework is study taken for college credit, completed at or transferred to a degree-granting institution of higher education approved by the New York State Commissioner of Education or a regional accrediting agency. Coursework must be offered for degree credit by the college, whether or not you obtain the degree.

Pedagogical coursework must be earned at an institution of higher education with an approved teacher education program that leads to teacher certification in the state in which the college is located, or a community college with an articulation agreement with such an institution (contact your college).

Unacceptable coursework is that which is not credit-bearing or not applicable toward a degree. Examples of unacceptable coursework: professional development courses, continuing education courses, often measured in Continuing Education Units (CEUs), audited courses, and courses that have been waived or for advanced placement (such as high school courses) without credit toward a degree.

See Acceptable Colleges

Acceptable Grades

Semester Hour Equivalents

These studies in education prepare candidates to teach children at the middle level, grades 5 through 9. Pedagogy (professional education) courses must be earned in an approved teacher education program at an institution of higher education that offers a bachelor's or higher degree. The institution must also be approved by the Commissioner of Education or a regional accrediting agency

The Office of Teaching Initiatives does not really get into specific courses, but if a teacher contacts the college, he or she should be able to get some assistance.  NYSUT's Education Learning Trust also offers the two courses online as well.  More information can be found here: https://elt.nysut.org/certification/extensions.

 

July 2019:

Chapter 9: Federal and State Funding for CTE; Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006

New Legislation: Carl D. Perkins Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century ACT (Perkins V) 2018

NY State Perkins V Transition Plan for 2019-2020

... must convene a planning group represented ... new program and transportation plans for students ... New York State Perkins V Transition Plan: 2019-20 ...

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/cte/PerkinsV/Docs/NYtransitionPlan052319.2.pdf

 

April 2019:

Addition: after STEM Pathway paragraph, page 22

Multiple Pathways Frequently Asked Questions (updated 3/19)

http://www.nysed.gov/curriculum-instruction/multiple-pathways-frequently-asked-questions

 

January 2019:

In Table of Contents—page 51 - typo--Should be “other”

 

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