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Guidelines for CTE Program Approval

Implementation Guide

The Implementation Guide for Career and Technical Education Program Approval is a tool intended for use by the local program approval self-study and external review teams. The guide is designed to assist in assessing career and technical education (CTE) program quality and identifying program needs prior to submission of the CTE program approval application to the Department.

Guidance is provided on each element required for CTE program approval and re-approval. Each section of the guide contains a breakdown of the Commissioners regulation, a description of the process to be followed, a description of the product that would be the outcome of that work, and possible samples and templates for schools to use. 

How to Obtain a NYSED Approved CTE Program

This presentation on the NYSED CTE program approval process provides guidance on the components that are required to obtain CTE program approval. The presentation is designed to inform first-time applicants of the advantages and responsibilities of delivering a NYSED-approved CTE program.

CTE Program Approval Workbook

The CTE Program Approval Workbook is a tool schools may use as a resource to complete the program approval process. The workbook can be used for both programs seeking initial approval and for re-approvals. The workbook is not a regulatory document or an application for program approval (applications can be found of the Applications for CTE Program Approval webpage). This workbook is intended to be used only as a graphic organizer to assist in the planning for program approval.

NYSED-Approved CTE Program Flyer

This one-page flyer provides a snapshot of the program approval process, the benefits of a NYSED-approved CTE program, and program approval resources.