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Requirements for the CTE and CDOS Graduation Pathways, and CDOS Credential

4+1 CTE Graduation Pathway

CDOS Credential

4+1 CDOS Graduation Pathway

Meet the minimum diploma requirement of 22 credits

Pass 4 required Regents exams, one each in ELA, math, science and social studies

Successfully complete an NYSED-approved CTE program of study that includes a 3-part industry standards-based national technical assessment associated with the specific CTE program

Students exit school with Regents or Local diploma and a Technical Endorsement.

No minimum credit requirement

No Regents exam requirement but students need to have access to regents coursework

Option 1

  • A completed Career Plan
  • Demonstrate achievement of the CDOS learning standards 1, 2, & 3a
  • Successful completion of at least 216 hours of CTE coursework and/or work-based learning experiences (of which at least 54 hours must be in work-based learning)
  • A completed employability profile

Option 2
Meet the requirements for one of the nationally recognized work readiness credentials including, but not limited to:

  1. ACT Work Keys, ACT NCRC
  2. SkillsUSA Career Essentials: Career-Ready Assessment
  3. National Work Readiness Credential(NWRC)/ NWRC Assessments
  4. Workforce Skills Certification System
  5. Precision Exams 21st Century Success Skills (300)
  6. NOCTI 21st Century Skills for Workplace Success
  7. NOCTI Employability Skills

Students exit school with the CDOS Credential as a stand-alone credential or in addition to a Regents or Local diploma.

Meet the minimum diploma requirement of 22 credits

Pass 4 required Regents exams, one each in ELA, math, science and social studies

Complete the CDOS Credential requirements (Options 1 or 2)

Students exit school with a Regents or Local diploma and CDOS Credential.