The Texas Education Agency will improve outcomes for all public school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance, and support to school systems. The agency’s mission statement is included in the current strategic plan.

CTE Delivery: 

CTE is offered through the following institutions:

  • Comprehensive high schools
  • Magnet schools
  • Charter schools
  • Career academies
  • Technical colleges
  • Community colleges
Secondary Indicators: 
Secondary Indicators2015-162016-17
Academic Skills - Reading/Language ArtsYesYes
Academic Skills - MathematicsYesYes
Technical Skill AttainmentYesYes
School CompletionYesYes
Student Graduation RatesYesYes
Nontraditional ParticipationYesNo
Nontraditional CompletionYesNo
Postsecondary Indicators: 
Postsecondary Indicators 2015-162016-17
Technical Skill AttainmentYesYes
Credential, Certificate or DegreeYesYes
Student Retention or TransferYesYes
Student PlacementYesYes
Nontraditional ParticipationYesYes
Nontraditional CompletionYesYes
Perkins Funding: 
YearFY 2018FY 2019
Total Perkins Funds Received$105,261,269$111,609,744
Percentage of local funds distributed to Secondary70%
Percentage of local funds distributed to Postsecondary30%
Career Clusters: 

Texas has adopted the National Career Clusters Framework and has implemented all 16 Career Clusters.

Programs of Study: 

Texas makes available over120 Programs of Study covering each of the 16 Career Clusters, primarily through the Texas CTE Resource Center.

Perkins Eligible Agency: 

Texas Education Agency

State Director: 
Heather Justice
Division Director 
College, Career and Military Preparation Division
Texas Education Agency
1701 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701


Excellence in Action Award Winners: 

Irving High School, School of Aviation

A&M Consolidated High School, Information Technology

Carl Wunsche Sr. High School, Veterinary Science Program 





Excellence in Action Award Winner

Jack E. Singley Academy, Culinary Arts and Hospitality

Hospitality & Tourism Career Cluster

The School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality delivers specialized curricula, real-life experiences and dual credit opportunities through partnerships with industry partners and local colleges. Housed in the epicenter of the Dallas, Texas, metro area, students participate in job shadows, internships and work in unique work-based learning environments from five-star hotels to local restaurants. Students are mentored by some of the leading hospitality and tourism professionals in the country.

Excellence in Action Award Winner

Jack E. Singley Academy School of Law and Public Service

Excellence in Action Award Winner

Foy H. Moody High School Innovation Academy for Engineering, Environmental and Marine Sciences

Secondary to Postsecondary Transition & Alignment: 

Texas offers dual enrollment, concurrent/transcripted credit, state law, and statewide articulation agreements to ease the transition from secondary to postsecondary. Texas also offers local articulation, AP and IB programs, and early college high school.

In particular, Texas maintains the Advanced Technical Credit program as one of several mechanisms for secondary students to earn postsecondary credit. The Advanced Technical Credit program provides a crosswalk of secondary CTE courses that articulate to postsecondary CTE courses at participating community and technical colleges statewide. Secondary teachers who meet accreditation credentialing requirements must complete on-line training for the articulated courses they will teach, and their students who successfully complete those courses may claim postsecondary credit at participating colleges that offer those courses.

Resources & Data: 

See here for an explanation of the data used for state profiles.