With the adoption (2015) and implementation (2017) of new and revised CTE TEKS, the following professional development (PD) courses are no longer current and have been removed from Gateway Courses on December 29, 2017.
- Advanced Animal Science
- Advanced Biotechnology
- Advanced Plant and Soil Science
- Engineering Design and Problem Solving
- Engineering Mathematics
- Food Science
- Forensic Science
- Mathematical Applications in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
- Statistics and Risk Management
The PD courses listed above must have been completed by the close of business Friday, December 29, 2017, to receive a certificate of completion through the Gateway Courses site. Students who completed a course and needing a certificate can submit a request at https://support.texascourses.org/hc/en-us/requests/new.
2017-2018 and 2018-2019 Years
CTE teachers who are not certified in science and who wish to teach one of the CTE courses for science credit may want to complete the online course titled “Science Safety for High School.” Science or math teachers who are not certified in CTE and who wish to teach one of the CTE courses for mathematics or science credit may want to complete CTE 101. CTE-certified teachers may complete CTE 101, if they wish. Both online professional development courses can be found in Gateway Courses (www.texascourses.org).
Beginning with the 2019-2020 Year
Effective with the 2019-2020 school year, all teachers assigned to teach CTE courses for mathematics or science credit shall participate in new Texas Education Agency-approved training prior to teaching the courses. Additional information about this approved training will be available on the TEA website in the Spring of 2018.