A Call for Leaders to Develop New TEKS

In order to continue the creation of to be developed (TBD) courses identified by labor market data analysis, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is encouraging stakeholders to participate on CTE innovative course application committees. The TEA is using the 2020 innovative course application process to encourage CTE stakeholders to create courses in gap areas to facilitate availability for the 2021 – 2022 school year.  This measure does not supersede or replace the State Board of Education’s (SBOE) TEKS review and revision schedule for CTE career clusters. Innovative courses will be considered by the SBOE for adoption as TEKS-based courses when the SBOE reviews courses in the relevant career cluster. 

TEA encourages organizations to build a committee that includes individuals with the following qualifications and experiences:

·         Industry experience in the field of the course being created; or

·         Teacher in the career cluster; or

·         District curriculum coordinator; or

·         Postsecondary curriculum expert; and

·         Willingness to meet remotely to complete the innovative course application

Individuals interested in leading committee work are encouraged to let TEA know. Individuals who are interested in working on a course or courses, but not in a leadership capacity can also let TEA know and TEA will help facilitate the formation of committees. Please indicate interest in either role by responding to the email provided below before November 1st, 2020.

kevin.johnson@tea.texas.gov

List of courses below:

To be Developed (TBD) Innovative Course Applications2020 Priority List
Career Cluster Program of Study Innovative Course (TBD) Course Level CTE Contact
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Applied Agricultural Engineering Geographic Information Systems for Agriculture 3 Les Hudson
Arts, Audio Visual Technology, and Communications Digital Communications Practicum in Digital Audio Technology 4 Avery Barrera
Business, Marketing, and Finance Entrepreneurship Practicum in Entrepreneurship 4 Dale Fowler
Energy Refining and Chemical Processes Advanced Instrumentation and Electrical 3 Laura Torres
Health Science Exercise Science and Wellness Kinesiology II 3 Kevin Johnson
Health Science Health Informatics Medical Intervention Evaluation and Research 2 Kevin Johnson
Health Science Healthcare Diagnostics Imaging Technology I 2 Kevin Johnson
Health Science Healthcare Diagnostics Imaging Technology II 3 Kevin Johnson
Health Science Healthcare Therapeutic Dental Anatomy and Physiology 2 Kevin Johnson
Health Science Healthcare Therapeutic Pharmacy I 2 Kevin Johnson
Health Science Medical Therapy Allied Health Therapeutic Service 2 Kevin Johnson
Health Science Medical Therapy Physical Therapy I 3 Kevin Johnson
Health Science Medical Therapy Physical Therapy II 4 Kevin Johnson
Health Science Nursing Science Science of Nursing 2 Kevin Johnson
Health Science Nursing Science Clinical Ethics 3 Kevin Johnson
Hospitality and Tourism Lodging and Management Practicum in Event and Meeting Planning 4 Debbie Wieland
Human Services Family and Community Services Social and Community Services 2 Debbie Wieland
Manufacturing Advanced Manufacturing and Machinery Mechanics Programmable Logic Controller II 3 Jennifer Bullock
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Programming & Software Development Cloud Computing 2 Laura Torres
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Aviation Maintenance Aviation Maintenance 2 Kevin Johnson