All Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs are required to pursue and secure New York State Education Department (NYSED) approval as a high-quality program. The program approval process compels schools to demonstrate excellence in the implementation and operation of their CTE programs in each of the following areas: curriculum and instruction, work-based learning, assessment and accountability, partnerships, program and school capacity. Schools that successfully earn state approval can issue CTE endorsed diplomas.
For questions, please contact the Program Approval team.
CTE Program Requirements
All CTE programs
CTE Program Manager in STARS
Schools must update CTE Program course sequences and student enrollment. For more information review the STARS wiki
All CTE programs
Program Accountability Form (PAF)
Programs must submit the PAF and all supporting documents to be eligible for Vocational and Technical Education Act (VTEA) funding for the 2017-2018 school year.
Approved programs preparing for re-approval expiring June 30, 2017
Self-Evaluation Form (SEF)
The SEF includes targeted questions for each of the five Quality Indicator areas that will expedite review of your application.
Download these two documents for the complete SEF form: Sections A, B, C and Section D
Programs must submit the SEF to be eligible for Vocational and Technical Education Act (VTEA) funding for the 2017-2018 school year.
Approved programs with proposed modifications in
Approved Program Amendment Form
NYSED approved programs within the first 3 years of their approval period may submit program modifications (e.g.changes in technical assessment, teachers, or program content) for NYC DOE review