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Career and Financial Management Curricular Framework

July 23, 2018

New York State Career and Financial Management Curriculum Framework



Career and Financial Management (CFM) is a one-half unit Career and Technical Education (CTE) course required for students in all NYSED-approved CTE programs. It is also commonly included in locally developed CTE sequences. CFM can be taught as a stand-alone course or integrated within an approved CTE program.

CFM can be used as part of the 216 hours of CTE instruction required for students pursuing a Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Graduation Pathway or a CDOS Commencement Credential. CFM can also be delivered in grade eight as an acceleration option.

In 2017, representatives of the Business Teachers Association of New York State, the CTE Technical Assistance Center, NYSED staff, and a team of educators from all CTE content areas revised the 2003 CFM curriculum framework which is divided into “Career Management” and “Financial Management” modules. This collaboration created an updated CFM curriculum framework that provides guidance and resources to CTE educators delivering CFM. 


Questions about CFM can be directed to the Office of Career and Technical Education at