1. Scope and Sequence: College and Career Readiness

    • Resource ID: 19536
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    CTE TEKS - Implemented 2017-2018, adopted in 2015
    College and Career Readiness course scope and sequence within the career Career Cluster® summarizes the content to be taught, and one possible order for teaching the units of instruction. A brief description of each unit and the...
  2. Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce Reports

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    This binder contains a list of shortcuts to select Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce reports. Follow the shortcuts to read the reports, and link back to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce site for more information and resources.
  3. College and Career Readiness

    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    The career development process is unique to every person and evolves throughout one's life. Students will use decision-making and problem-solving skills for college and career planning. Students will explore valid, reliable educational and career information to learn more about themselves...
  4. Investigating Careers

    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    The goal of this course is to create a foundation for success in high school, future studies, and careers such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Business and Industry; Public Service; Arts and Humanities; and Multidisciplinary Studies. The students research labor market...
  5. Scope and Sequence: Career Prep II/Extended Career Preparation

    • Resource ID: 24441
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    CTE TEKS - Implemented 2017-2018, adopted in 2015
    Career Prep II/Extended Career Preparation course scope and sequence within the career Career Cluster® summarizes the content to be taught, and one possible order for teaching the units of instruction. A brief description of each unit...
  6. Lesson Plan: It Takes Teamwork!

    • Resource ID: 20059
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will develop effective leadership skills through participation in activities such as career and technical student organizations.
  7. America’s Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-Nots

    • Resource ID: CEW-ADR
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    The jobs recovery deepens the economic and political divide between workers with and without a college education. America’s Divided America: College Haves and Have-Nots finds that over 95% of the jobs created in the recovery have gone to those with education beyond a high school education...
  8. Hispanics: College Majors and Earnings

    • Resource ID: CEW-HCME
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Majors are not perfectly aligned with occupations, but they do determine lifetime earnings. Today a college education is the gateway to the middle class. Hispanics who have not had access to economic resources over generations receive the most benefit from earning a Bachelor’s degree as...
  9. Hispanos: Carreras Universitarias e Ingresos

    • Resource ID: CEW-HCUI
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Las carreras universitarias no están perfectamente vinculadas a las ocupaciones, pero sí determinan ingresos a lo largo de la vida. Hoy una educación universitaria es la puerta de entrada a la clase media. Los hispanos que no han tenido acceso a recursos económicos a través de generaciones...
  10. Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and Careers

    • Resource ID: CEW-CP
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and Careers posits that integrating education and workforce data will go a long way in removing the guesswork for individuals navigating the college and career maze. A number of states have started to leverage integrated education and workforce data...
  11. Lesson Plan: Making Resumes

    • Resource ID: 6654
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    This introductory lesson for Career Preparation I in the Career Development cluster is a general lesson in developing a resume.  This lesson can be used for the Career Preparation course or for any CTE course to help students develop this important skill.  
  12. African Americans: College Majors and Earnings

    • Resource ID: CEW-AACME
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Earnings vary greatly among college majors. While college access has increased among African Americans, they are overrepresented in majors that lead to low-paying jobs. African Americans: College Majors and Earnings shows that African Americans, who represent 12 percent of the U.S. population,...
  13. Ranking Your College: Where You Go and What You Make

    • Resource ID: CEW-RYC
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    The U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard is a web tool allowing users to access an array of information about the quality of colleges and universities throughout the country. It shows how much students earn 10 years after enrolling, which helps them evaluate institutions and...
  14. Ranking the States

    • Resource ID: CEW-RTS
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    State Online College Job Market: Ranking the States ranks the states by how many job openings there are per college-educated workers overall and within industries and career fields.
  15. The Economic Value of College Majors

    • Resource ID: CEW-EVOM
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    The Economic Value of College Majors uses Census Data to analyze wages for 137 college majors to detail the most popular college majors, the majors that are most likely to lead to an advanced degree, and the economic benefit of earning an advanced degree by undergraduate major.
  16. Learning While Earning: The New Normal

    • Resource ID: CEW-LWE
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Learning While Earning: The New Normal finds that over the last 25 years, more than 70 percent of college students have been working while enrolled. These 14 million college students face the challenge of balancing work, school and other life priorities. The report explores these working...
  17. Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers - Career Pathways

    • Resource ID: 11277
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will investigate the 16 career pathways and the skills needed for college and career success.
  18. Investigating Careers: Careers in Manufacturing

    • Resource ID: 13846
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    A PowerPoint presentation for instructional purposes that can be adopted or modified by the classroom teacher to supplement a lesson plan.
  19. Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers - Sign Me Up!

    • Resource ID: 20174
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will investigate the importance of  participation in curricular and extracurricular  activities in college and career preparation.
  20. Lesson Plan: College and Career Readiness - The Adventure Starts Here!

    • Resource ID: 20176
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will investigate the skills needed in one or more of the 16 career clusters and identify those as academic skills taught in middle school.  Students will relate those academic skills to their personal career goals and understand the importance of career preparation in...