50-State Comparison: Secondary Career and Technical Education

This resource from the Education Commission of the States provides a national comparison of state policies and activities related to secondary Career Technical Education (CTE). A useful resource for those interested in learning about the structure of CTE programs in different states across the country, this resource provides answers to the following questions for each state: 

  1. Which entity houses the State CTE Director?
  2. How are funds distributed to schools and districts?
  3. Does the state have a policy for CTE program establishment or approval?
  4. What Career ClustersⓇ are recognized by the state?
  5. Does the state have a CTE diploma or CTE diploma designation?
  6. Does state policy allow students to earn credentials through coursework?
  7. What are the certification and licensure requirements for CTE teachers?


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April 2020