CTE Policies & Procedures
CTE Program of Study Guidelines
Based on feedback from local education agency (LEA) staff, the DDOE has revised the Policies and Procedures for CTE Programs of Study. The policy document eliminates the CTE course approval process and institutes a program of study approval process for high school programs. In addition, the revised policy document shifts the timeline for CTE program approval to occur in the fall of the school year prior to implementation. Instructions on how to adopt a state-model CTE program of study and/or develop a local CTE program of study are included.Resources for LEA Staff
- CTE Programs of Study Policy and Procedures (pdf) - Revised August, 2017
- State-Model Programs of Study
- CTE Local Program of Study Application Template (docx) - Revised August, 2017
- CTE Program of Study Amendment Request (docx) - Revised August, 2017
- CTE Middle School Application Template (docx) - Revised August, 2017
- CTE Program of Study Matrix Template (docx) - Revised August, 2017
- MOU for Articulation/Dual Enrollment Agreement Sample (docx) - Revised August, 2017
- Self-Assessment for CTE Program of Study Phase 1 Development (pdf)
- Self-Assessment for CTE Program of Study Phase 2 Implementation (pdf)
- Guide to CTE Reports on DOE EdInsight Reports Portal
Important Dates for LEA Staff
- Applications for state-model and local CTE programs of study are due by November 30, 2017 (for implementation in the 2018-19 school year); and
- Estimated notification of approval is January 15, 2018.
Submitting a Program of Study Application
Completed Delaware CTE Program of Study Applications and required attachments must be submitted by November 30 of the school year prior to program implementation to: CTE.STEM@doe.k12.de.us.
Required attachments to the CTE POS Application:
- Labor Market Information (LMI) Review document;
- Memorandum of Understanding document(s); and
- Program of Study Matrix.
Labor Market Information
Career and Technical Education programs of study are linked to early career and employment opportunities. Since the economic data system is dynamic, the demands for jobs in specific industry sectors can expand or contract. Therefore, labor market supply and demand factors must be analyzed to ensure that CTE programs of study are responsive to the changing workforce needs.
Labor Market Information (LMI) refers to data regarding labor demand and supply, occupational growth, wage projections, regional employment statistics, and short-term employment trends based on job postings. An important component of LMI is the long-term (typically 10-year) employment projections for occupations and industries.
Resources for LEA Staff
CTE Fiscal and Accountability Guidelines
The DDOE has developed policies and procedures to more clearly define fiscal and accountability routines related to Career & Technical Education (CTE). This work provides greater clarity for LEAs to develop, implement and improve CTE programs of study. The revised policy took effect in the 2016-2017 school year.Resources for LEA Staff
CTE Teacher Certification Guidelines
Career and Technical (CTE) Teacher Certification Requirements should be used to assist in the recruitment and employment of qualified CTE educators. The sixteen (16) Career Clusters are represented in separate tabs, which are further delineated by career pathway and program of study to provide teacher certification requirements for all CTE programs. Updates to the Skilled and Technical Sciences Teacher regulation were passed by the State Board of Education in June, 2016.
Resources for LEA Staff