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Program of Study Approval Process
The secondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program of Study (POS) approval process is intended to help Oregon high schools support and prepare students in the acquisition of demanding, industry-based technical and academic knowledge and skills, needed for success in high school and postsecondary preparation, for demand-driven careers.
- A CTE POS is comprised of a secondary component and a postsecondary component leading to a postsecondary certificate of completion, degree or an industry-recognized credential
- CTE POS must lead to occupations in high demand, high wage career areas as listed at Regional High Demand, High Wage Occupations.
- The secondary component and postsecondary component may be approved separately or jointly.
- Courses within a CTE Program of Study must be based on, and aligned with, industry-validated technical and academic standards.
- CTE POS content standards and assessment strategies must be validated by local or regional employers or industry groups.
Application Submission Process:
- Applicants work with Regional Coordinator to complete and submit a Secondary CTE Program of Study Approval Application.
- Submit the approval application and required documentation, including CTE Program of Study Readiness Evaluation & Sustatinability Tool to the Regional Coordinator.
- The Regional Coordinator will visit with the teacher and administrator to:
- verify the program of study application for accuracy and authenticity
- make initial determination on the approval states for the CTE prgram of study, suggest improvements, refinements or technical assistance
- Notify the applicant of program of study approval recommendation, and
- forward the program applicaiton materials to ODE
- ODE will review the CTE Program of Study application packet