Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs allow Delaware students the chance to earn early college credits, industry-recognized credentials and work experience while still in high school. To earn a living wage in today’s economy, all students must pursue education beyond high school. This education can include a two-year or four-year college degree, certification program, apprenticeship, formal job training or military service. The type of education students choose depends on each student’s unique interests and skills. Delaware is a leader in CTE and uniquely positioned to be a model for the nation.

Below are the most-current CTE resources for Delaware educators. Additional resources are available in the CTE Cadre/Roundtable Schoology group. More information about the CTE Schoology group is available below.

  • CTE state-model programs of study: Lists CTE programs available for districts and charter schools to consider, adopt and enhance. Applications for state-model and local CTE programs of study are due November 30 each year for implementation in the following school year. The estimated notification of approval will be in January following application submission.
  • CTE Policy and Procedures Manual (pdf): Includes available programs, application procedures and more. Additional support documents:

    CTE Portal Instructions
    Program of study application template
    Program of Study amendment application template
    Middle School program of study template
    Program of study matrix template
    Labor Market Information (LMI) instructions/guidance and template

  • CTE Fiscal and Accountability Guidelines: Clearly defines fiscal and accountability policies and procedures related to CTE.
  • CTE Monitoring Tools: Supports the continuous improvement of CTE programs of study in conjunction with the  Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (known as Perkins V).
  • Innovation Grant: Provides funding for eligible recipients to implement and improve CTE programs of study.
  • CTE Cadre and CTE Roundtable information: Delaware’s CTE Cadre is made up of district, charter school and state agency representatives. The CTE Roundtable is a space for CTE Cadre members to have additional peer-to-peer discussions about topics they choose and to also seek additional guidance from DDOE, as needed.

    CTE Cadre Dates/Locations (PDMS Course #24244):
    October 1, 2019, 1:00 – 3:00 pm – John W. Collette Education Resource Center Room B (PDMS Section #51880)
    November 20, 2019, 1:00 – 3:00 pm – John W. Collette Education Resource Center Room B (PDMS Section #51881)
    January 6, 2020, 1:00 – 3:00 pm – John W. Collette Education Resource Center Room B (PDMS Section #51882)
    March 18, 2020, 1:00 – 3:00 pm – John W. Collette Education Resource Center Room B (PDMS Section 51883)

    CTE Roundtable Dates/Locations (PDMS Course # 26221)
    October 1, 2019, 3:00 – 4:00 pm – John W. Collette Education Resource Center Room B (PDMS Section #51884)
    November 20, 2019, 3:00 – 4:00 pm – John W. Collette Education Resource Center Room B (PDMS Section #51885)
    January 6, 2020, 3:00 – 4:00 pm – John W. Collette Education Resource Center Room B (PDMS Section #51886)
    March 18, 2020, 3:00 – 4:00 pm – John W. Collette Education Resource Center Room B (PDMS Section #51887)

    CTE Cadre/Roundtable Schoology Group: Includes unit count reports, state-approved courses, CTE resources, and more. For access to the CTE Schoology Group, contact Sandra Mullett.

  • CTE educator resources: Assists in the recruitment and training of qualified CTE educators.

    CTE professional learning: Provides upcoming professional learning opportunities for CTE educators.

    CTE teacher certification guidelines: Lists CTE teacher certification requirements.

    DPAS II guidelines for CTE teachers: Helps educators develop CTE Measure C growth goals.

  • Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs): CTSOs promotes career excellence, leadership, and citizenship for students involved in Delaware CTE programs. CTSOs are an integral part of high-quality CTE programs.

    CTSO Handbook: Provides policies and procedures for aligning CTSOs throughout the state. Includes requirements for districts and advisors.

  • Delaware Pathways: Promotes CTE programs in Delaware schools. Delaware Pathways is a great resource for students and families. Lists CTE programs by school; includes information on CTE program education requirements and projected salaries.
  • PIPEline to Career Success for Students with Disabilities: Provides professional development and technical assistance to eligible district teams to research, analyze, and determine participation and performance gap root causes for students with disabilities in CTE. Proposal / Presentation
  • Delaware Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education (DACCTE): State-level council established to advise the Governor, General Assembly and State Board of Education on CTE matters.
  • CTE-related Regulations and Legislation: Includes information on Delaware legislation and regulations that directly impact CTE programs throughout the state.