The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) CTE office is responsible for reviewing all CTE Programs of Study proposals and making recommendations to the New York State Education Department (NYSED) for approval. The CTE office also supports schools in developing proposals as well as building capacity to strengthen existing as well as potential CTE programs to qualify for approval by aligning technical assistance.
Programs that are endorsed by the state qualify for supplementary federal funding. Students who complete all requirements of a state-approved CTE program of study and meet all other high school graduation requirements also receive a technical endorsement on their graduating high school diplomas.
Procedures for first-time approvals and re-approvals will be forthcoming in September 2012.