Resources for Developing and Implementing Programs of Study
The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) envisions that all students will achieve challenging academic and technical standards and be prepared for high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand occupations in current or emerging professions in the 21st century global economy. To this end, Perkins IV requires States to offer programs of study (POS) comprised of academic, career, and technical content that prepares students to make successful transitions to postsecondary education and the workplace. In order to guide Local Education Agencies in the development of rigorous programs of study, OCTAE created a Programs of Study Design Framework, which has been validated nationally by education and industry stakeholders and "sets the bar" for rigorous career and technical education.
This page provides resources which offer a blueprint for establishing rigorous programs of study:
- OCTAE’s Programs of Study Design Framework identifies 10 key components and corresponding subcomponents that, taken together, support the development and implementation of effective programs of study; and
- Local Implementation and Self-Assessment Tools provide a readiness assessment as well as sample documents on topics such as Professional Development and Credit Transfer Agreements.
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