• Wylie I.S.D. Career and Technical Education programs of study offer a sequence of courses that provides students with coherent and rigorous content.  CTE content is aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in curent or emerging professions.

Endorsements, Career Clusters, and Programs of Study

  • Wylie I.S.D. students in Career and Technical Education (CTE) are able to earn one or more endorsements as part of their graduation requirements. Endorsements consist of a related series of courses that are grouped together by interest or skill set and are determined by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). They provide students with in-depth knowledge of a subject area.  Students earn the endorsement by completing the curriculum requirements for the endorsement, including 4 credits in both math and science and 2 additional elective credits.  

    Wylie I.S.D. Career and Technical Education (CTE) offers courses in the following Endorsement areas:

    • Business & Industry
    • Public Service
    • STEM

    Each Endorsement consist of career clusters, which are groupings of careers with similar or common themes, based on industry groups.  They serve as an organizing tool for curriculum design and instruction, and can inform students’ program of study throughout high school.  All Wylie I.S.D. Career and Technical Education courses are aligned with one or more of the 14 Texas Education Agency (TEA) recognized career clusters.  Wylie I.S.D. currently offers courses in 10 career clusters.

    In order to earn an endorsement under the Foundation High School Program using the CTE option, a student must complete a coherent sequence of courses for four or more credits in CTE that consists of at least two courses in the same career cluster, including at least one advanced CTE course. 

    Wylie I.S.D. Career and Technical Education (CTE) offers coursework in 15 programs of study within 10 of the 14 TEA recognized career clusters.  Programs of Study include a coherent sequence of courses, industry-based certifications, and work-based learning experiences to prepare for in-demand, high-skill, high-wago careers.  Each Program of Study aligns education to the diverse needs of the Texas’ economy, as well as the local economy, to increase opportunities for students.  Students completing a Program of Study, will be better prepared for postsecondary education or in-demand occupations in current or emerging professions.  To complete a Program of Study, students need to complete three or more courses for four or more credits including one level 3 or level 4 course, within a Program of Study.

    Learn more about the Programs of Study offered in the Wylie I.S.D. by clicking on the PROGRAMS OF STUDY page.

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