1. New Teacher Checklist

    • Resource ID: TeacherChecklist
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This checklist is designed to guide a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher as the teacher plans for a successful school year. It is a general list of activities that a new teacher might need to plan for and be aware of. This list is not intended to be an all-inclusive or required...
  2. CTE Acronym/Terms

    • Resource ID: Ressource Terms
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    The purpose of this document is to provide a list of common terms used in Career and Technical Education (CTE) education. Several new CTE teachers come from industry into the classroom, and may not yet be familiar with terms used in CTE classroom or laboratory settings. While this document is...
  3. O*NET

    • Resource ID: Coun-ONET
    • Grade Range: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    ONET website
  4. TEA CTE Master Course Lists with TSDS PEIMS Codes

    • Resource ID: 19876
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    The Master Course List for Career and Technical Education (CTE) is an administration tool for counselors, teachers, and staff's use in student schedule building and enrollment in the Texas State Data System (TSDS) with the appropriate TSDS PEIMS codes. The guide can also be helpful in...
  5. MYFUTURE.COM

    • Resource ID: Coun-MFDC
    • Grade Range: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    College, career, military exploration site
  6. Education and Training Toolkit

    • Resource ID: ETT
    • Grade Range: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    The Education and Training Career Cluster® Toolkit provides all CTE teachers, administrators, and educators the information needed to start, run, and sustain a high-quality Education and Training program. 
  7. How I Got Here: Joseph

    • Resource ID: Gearup_F_HIGH_Joseph
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    There are countless colleges out there—how do you even...
  8. How I Got Here: Gabe

    • Resource ID: Gearup_F_HIGH_Gabe
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Man-with-a-plan Gabe knew back in high school that he definitely wanted to be an engineer, so he was able to use that specific career goal to help shape his whole college search (and...
  9. How I Got Here: Joseph G.

    • Resource ID: Gearup_W_HIGH_GJosep
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Honestly, Joseph G.’s life story deserves a feature-length movie (going from high-school dropout to Harvard Law School and all), but for now you can experience it through his...
  10. How I Got Here: Lemnique

    • Resource ID: Gearup_W_HIGH_Lemniq
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Lemnique had a passion for animals that she wanted to turn into a career, and she knew that college (specifically, a lot of it) was the only way to make it happen. ...
  11. Faces of Texas GEAR UP: Jocelyn

    • Resource ID: Gearup_W_FTGU_Jocely
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Watch the video to get to know all about this guitar-playing, goal-shooting, world-traveling GEAR UP freshman from El Paso.
  12. GenTX: Get Inspired Right Now

    • Resource ID: Gearup_W_GenTX
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Why to Care: Learn from others who've gone to college.
  13. Adventures In Education

    • Resource ID: Gearup_W_Adventures
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This site’s got it all—how to get to college and pay for it, how to find a career afterwards, and how to manage any debt you may have collected in the process.
  14. Texas Reality Check

    • Resource ID: Gearup_W_TexasRealit
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Texas Reality Check is a site that makes figuring out life after college fun and engaging. From the homepage, users have three ways to find the right career for them. They could choose the Reality Check path, where users start by determining what they think their monthly...
  15. Texas CREWS (Consumer Resource for Education and Workforce Statistics)

    • Resource ID: Gearup_W_TexasCrews
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Texas CREWS lets users really see the “growth” in a “growing career” by providing a quick look at average first-year salaries across the indicated ten-year span on any college major report page.
  16. How I Got Here: Dorthy

    • Resource ID: Gearup_C_HIGH_Dorthy
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    When self-described bookworm Dorothy went from the Rio Grande Valley to Harvard for college, she expected to fit in immediately in her new surroundings. So she was pretty surprised when...
  17. How I Got Here: Dianey

    • Resource ID: Gearup_C_HIGH_Dianey
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Getting parents on board with the idea of college is step one. Getting them on board with a college far away from home can be an even more daunting challenge. Dianey faced that issue...
  18. How I Got Here: Alex

    • Resource ID: Gearup_C_HIGH_Alex
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Students like Alex might get a lot of flak for switching schools and switching studies. But as he shows us in the latest installment of TXGU's "How I Got Here" video series, switching things up can...
  19. How I Got Here: Elvia

    • Resource ID: Gearup_C_HIGH_Elvia
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    You’ve got big college dreams, but what if your parents...
  20. How I Got Here: Greg

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pa_HIGH_Greg
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    When San Antonio native Greg lost his scholarship while he was in college, he was absolutely determined that he would still graduate. So he turned to student loans to cover his costs...