New CTE Program Available to Prepare Students to Become Educators (March 11, 2023)

On March 10, 2023 Lee Burket, Ed.D., Director, Bureau of Career and Technical Education, sent a PennLink to all LEAs titled New CTE Program Available to Prepare Students to Become Educators. The memo states that a new career and technical education program in General Education is now available for the 2023-24 school year.

Below are instructions for how school districts, charter schools, and career and technical centers (CTCs) can apply to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) for approval to offer the program beginning next school year.

Program Overview
The General Education program is designed to engage and prepare secondary students interested in pursuing education careers. The program has been added as Classification of Instruction Program (CIP) “13.0101, General Education” in the list of eligible CTE programs.

In November 2022, the Bureau of Career and Technical Education worked with PDE’s Committee on Education Talent Recruitment to develop the blended competency task list for the program. The General Education Task List is posted on the Department’s website.

Program Approval
Schools may apply now for program approval through MyPDESuite.

BCTE also will host a virtual meeting at 10:00 AM on March 17, 2023 to explain the approval process for the new General Education program and all other eligible programs. Attendees may use the following link to attend: Program Approval TEAMS Meeting. Prior registration is not required.

Questions, should be directed to Jean Kelleher at (717) 783-6962 or jekelleher@pa.gov.