Career and Technical Student Organizations
CTE - Student Organizations
The United States Department of Education (USDE) recognizes the value of Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) and their place as an integral part of Career and Technical Education (CTE). The responsibility for CTE instructional programs and related activities, including CTSOs, rests with state and local education agencies. The USDE allows states to use federal Carl D. Perkins funds to provide leadership and support for CTSOs.
The State of Texas and the Texas Education Code also recognizes the value of career and technical student organizations by emphasizing the importance of "Participation by students and teachers in activities of career and technical student organizations supported by the agency and the State Board of Education (Sec. 29.182)."
TEA does not maintain the following sites. The links are provided as a service to the public. The agency takes no responsibility for difficulties which may result from the use of any website listed below.
- Business Professional of America (BPA) - Texas (outside source)
- DECA, Texas Association (outside source)
- Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) (outside source)
- Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) (outside source)
- SkillsUSA Texas (outside resource)
- Texas FFA Association (outside source)
Information about our oversight policy for CTSOs can be found at TEA CTSO Oversight Policy, (PDF, 44KB)