Career and Technical Education

The chart below provides information regarding the Career and Technical Certifications issued by the Texas Education Agency.   

Career and Technical Education Chart

CTE

Teaching certification

Statutory citations

Certification exams required

Test numbers and names
{year of first administration of TExES Exam} 

Degree required?

Wage-earning experience required?

Licensure or certification required?

Contact information
(512)463-9581

Agricultural Science
and Technology
Education

Grades 6-12

TAC 233.12

172 Agricultural Sciences and Technology

And

160 PPR (EC-12)

Yes         No        

NA

Certification covers
agricultural mechanics,
career based learning and other specialty endorsements
under Agricultural Science
and Technology Education

Ron Whitson  

Business Education Grades 6-12


TAC 233-12

176 Business Education

And

130 PPR (8-12), OR
160 PPR (EC-12)

Yes     No NA Diane Salazar

 

 

 

 

 

Family and
Consumer
Sciences
Composite
Grades 6-12

TAC 233-12



Human
Development
and Family
Studies
Grades 8-12

TAC 233-12

Hospitality,
Nutrition, and
Food Sciences
Grades 8-12

TAC 233.12

 

One of the following
content exams
administered by the
American Association
of Family and
consumer Sciences
www.AAFCS.org  

200 FCS-Family and
Consumer Sciences
Composite

 

 

202 FCS-Human
Development and
Family Studies

 

 

201 FCS-Hospitality,
Nutrition, and Food
Science

And

130 PPR (8-12), OR
160 PPR (EC-12)

Yes No NA Diane Salazar

Health Science
Technology
Education
Grades 8-12

TAC 230.437(2)

173 Health Science
Technology Education

And

130 PPR (8-12)

Yes Yes (1) current licensure,
certification, or registration
by a nationally recognized
accrediting agency as a
health professions
practitioner based on a
program requiring at least
two years of formal
education (2) approval by
the teacher preparation
program of two years of
wage earning experience
utilizing the licensure
requirement. 
Ron Whitson

Marketing
Education
Grades 8-12

TAC 233.14

175 Marketing
Education

And

130 PPR (8-12)

Yes Yes

Two Years wage earning
experience in at least one of the marketing
occupations. 

Ron Whitson 

Technology
Education
Grades 6-12

TAC 233.12

171 Technology
Education

And

160 PPR (EC-12)

Yes No Teachers certified in
Physics, Science
Composite, Technology
Education with six hours
of physics can teach Principals of Technology
(PT) with the required
Texas Education Agency
approved workshop prior
to teaching the course.
John Ellis

Trade and
Industrial Education
Grades 8-12

TAC 230.483

170 PPR for Trade
and Industrial Education

No

TAC
230.437(2)
requires that candidates
seeking CTE
certification
based on
skill and
experience
must complete
an approved
educator
preparation
program.

Yes

Current
licensure by a
state/nationally
recognized
accrediting
agency as a
professional
practitioner
in one or
more approved
occupations for which
instruction is
offered.

OR

A passing score on the National
Occupational
Competency
Testing Institute
(NOCTI)

Cosmetology
teachers approved
under Options
I or II must satisfy the following additional
requirements:
(1) have three years
of full time wage-
earning experience
as a licensed
cosmetologist;
and (2) hold a
current
cosmetology
instructor's

Option I

1) a bachelor's degree
from an accredited institution;
2) three years of full-time wage-earning experience
within the past eight years
in approved occupations
for which instruction is
offered.

Option II

1) an associates' degree
from an accredited
institution;
2) three years of full-time wage-earning experience
within the past eight years
in one or more approved
occupations for which
instruction is offered

Option III

1) a high school
diploma or
equivalent;
2) five years of full-
time wage-earning
experience within
the past eight years
in approved
occupations for which instruction is
offered.

 John Ellis 

 

 

 

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