CTE Courses Meeting High School Graduation Requirements

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CTE Courses Meeting High School Graduation Requirements

Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, several CTE courses meet English, Fine Arts, Mathematics, and Science high school graduation requirements. The sections below list the CTE courses by area.

CTE Teacher Professional Development Requirements

Any CTE educator teaching one of the math or science courses that meet a high school graduation requirement (listed below) must complete a math or science professional development course. TEA provides these courses on the Gateway Courses site at no cost to the educator or school district. The courses are:
Math PD Requirement (Complete both parts 1 and 2)
Science PD Requirement (Complete both parts 1 and 2)
TEA Science Safety Training for High School


English Language Arts High School Graduation Requirements

  • Business English

Fine Arts High School Graduation Requirements

  • Floral Design

Mathematics High School Graduation Requirements

  • Accounting II
  • AP Computer Science A
  • Applied Mathematics for Technical Professionals
  • Digital Electronics
  • Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Financial Mathematics
  • IB Computer Science Higher Level, Math
  • Mathematical Applications in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
  • Mathematics for Medical Professionals
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology II
  • Statistics and Business Decision Making
  • Robotics II

Science High School Graduation Requirements

  • Advanced Animal Science
  • Advanced Plant and Soil Science
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biotechnology I
  • Biotechnology II
  • Engineering Design and Problem Solving
  • Engineering Science
  • Food Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Principles of Technology
  • Scientific Research and Design
You can read more about these CTE courses in the TEA CTE Master Course List, or browse through the CTE course list in the PDF viewer below. A copy of the TEA CTE Master Course List can be downloaded in the Related Items section below.
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