Career Development

Career Development courses at the middle school level allow students to explore their personal and career interests. Students use decision-making and problem-solving skills for college and career planning. At the high school level, students have the opportunity to participate in a learning experience that combines classroom instruction with paid business and industry employment experiences. Students also have the opportunity to complete a research-based project related to a career interest.

The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for this section is organized into 2 subchapters:

  • Middle School
  • High School

Career Development TEKS Course Listing

Career Exploration: Middle School

Career Portals: Middle School

Career Preparation I: High School

Career Preparation II: High School

Problems and Solutions: High School

Career Development : Lesson Plans for Teachers

Introduction to Career Portals

Today we will be talking about all the topics we will be covering in this semester/year long course. The purpose of this lesson...

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Creating a Personal Lifestyle

In this lesson we will be exploring lifestyle choices--your future lifestyle choices. You will discover how the decisions and the choices your make right...

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Creating a Lifestyle Budget

In the previous lesson each of you developed a personal lifestyle profile and a personal lifestyle timeline. Today we will be exploring the financial responsibility...

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It’s My Life

Do you know what you will be doing eight years from now? How many of you know what you will be doing eight hours...

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Where Do I Fit In?

Students will revisit the lifestyle timelines they created earlier in the semester, as well as the career they selected to support the type of...

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Suggested Career Cluster Activities: Organized by Career Pathways

This lesson consists of suggested career cluster activities organized by Education and Training, Hospitality and Tourism, and Human Services Career Pathways. *Education and Training Career...

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Career Investigations

How many of you have thought about the career you would like to pursue? Do you know what type of training is required for the...

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Sign Me Up!

How many of you belong to a school related curricular or extra-curricular club or organization? What types of activities do you participate in...

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Career Development : Continuing Education Courses for Teachers

Practicum Coordination Handbook Overview Online Course

This self paced online professional development course is designed to familiarize Texas educators with the yearlong practicum courses. The focus is on the Practicum...

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Human Growth and Development Online Course

This self paced online professional development course is designed to familiarize Texas educators with the semester/yearlong, Education and Training cluster course *Human Growth and...

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Instructional Practices in Education and Training Online Course

Instructional Practices in Education and Training is a field-based internship that provides students with information about how children and teens grow and develop with...

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Principles of Education and Training Online Course

This self paced online professional development course is designed to familiarize Texas educators with the Education and Training cluster course *Principles of Education and...

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Practicum in Education and Training Online Course

This self paced online professional development course is designed to familiarize Texas educators with the Education and Training cluster course *Practicum in Education and...

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Career Development : News & Updates

Career Portals Suggested Course Outline

The following lesson have been developed for Career Portals courses with a focus on Education and Training, Hospitality and Tourism and Human Services. Lessons have been linked to titles unless otherwise noted. A link...

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