9. What are the essential elements of an approved CTE program?

In order to be approved, a CTE program must contain all of the following elements:  Deliver a coherent sequence of instruction; teach all the State-designated program standards; be specified on the current CTE program list; be taught by an appropriately certified teacher per CTE certification requirements; evaluate program performance annually and meet or exceed established state performance measures; offer student work-based participation that involves actual work experience and connects classroom learning to work activities; require student participation in Career Exploration for grades 7 – 9; and require a CTSO to be organized for the CTE program area.