CTE Programs with Embedded Academics
What Is Embedded Academic Credit?
Some CTE programs have sufficient academic content to warrant granting academic credit. Approval of embedded academic credit is set forth in the guidelines of the Arizona Revised Statutes Code A.R.S. 15-90 and further supported by Arizona’s CTE strategic plan. ADE CTE is responsible for convening a content expert committee to analyze the CTE standards and academic standards to develop a crosswalk document showing the results.
Why Is Academic Credit Offered in a CTE Program?
How Are CTE Programs Determined to Be Eligible for Academic Credit?
A committee of content experts representing CTE, and the academics analyzes the CTE standards for embedded academic content.
A crosswalk document is developed showing the alignment of relevant academic standards to the CTE standards. Additionally, each alignment offers a reasoning/rationale such as a lesson containing academic content.
Once the crosswalk document is formatted, reviewed, and approved, it is made available on the ADE CTE web page for programs and standards.
CTE Programs with Academic Standards
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How Is Embedded Academics Implemented in a CTE Program?
- The local governing school board is the authorizing body for awarding the academic credit.
The school district determines resources and monitors progress on the CTE program with embedded academics.
The CTE teacher uses the CTE with Embedded Academics Crosswalk Standards.
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CTE Career Development Program Specialist
Arizona Department of Education
Career and Technical Education
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Desk: (602) 542-5540