Teachers assigned to teach Career Preparation courses must complete the Texas Education Agency approved training as outlined in §231.271. Career Development, Grades 9-12. subsection (e):
- (e)The school district is responsible for ensuring that each teacher assigned to Career Preparation I, Career Preparation II, or Extended Career Preparation, Grades 9-12, has completed appropriate training in state and federal requirements regarding work-based learning and safety.
Region One ESC - Career and Technical Education department offers this training.
In this professional development course, teachers will learn what authentic work-based learning (WBL) is and how to ensure students learn the skills and knowledge appropriate for their career pathway in a safe and appropriate environment through collaborative partnerships with local employers. This course introduces basic laws, rules, and procedures relevant to teaching career and technical education (CTE) courses that involve WBL at the secondary school level in Texas.
The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to fundamental concepts with links to additional resources useful to teachers assigned to CTE courses.
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will earn CPE credits.
You may contact Region One Education Service Center for additional information regarding scheduled WBL training courses.