School district computer science programs are often accompanied by CS and technology related CTE pathways. Visit the resources below to learn how to develop complementary computer science and CTE pathways for your district.
Expanding Computer Education Pathways (ECEP) collaborated with Code.org on a document that helps state and district leaders consider how Career and Technical Education (CTE) can support computer science (CS) education. “Rethinking Perkins to Expand Access to K-12 Computer Science” was co-written by the two organizations and released in fall 2016.
CTE, which is federally funded under the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act ("Perkins V"), is one way to increase access to computer science.
The document suggests that:
The Career and Technical Education Technical Assistance Center (CTE TAC) operates under a state contract to assist the New York State Education Department (NYSED) in carrying out its mission of improving the quality, access, and delivery of career and technical education.
NYSED provides policy and guidance, approves CTE programs, and gives guidance on specific CTE content areas. For guidance related to computer science CTE pathways, visit the resources for Information Technology pathways.
Learn about how the Newburgh Enlarged City School District (NFA) developed their complementary CS and CTE pathways for students. Scholars who are part of the Newburgh Computer Science and Coding Pathway learn essential skills that will prepare them for both college and career in computer science fields.
Note: NFA does not have a state approved CS + CTE pathway.
The CTE Information Technology Commission is the largest portfolio with over 70 programs in 52 schools serving over 8,500 students. IT programs range from Web & App Design to Software Engineering to Cisco Networking Academies.
Visit this page to see a full list of NYSED approved CTE programs along with contact information for each district. Search for "Computer Science," "Information Technology," and other CS related disciplines to find examples of approved CTE programs near you.
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