Career/Technical Education: Agency or Agencies Providing Program Oversight
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Career/Technical Education: Agency or Agencies Providing Program Oversight

If an agency is charged with providing program oversight, it exerts control over the content and alignment of the curriculum. Thirty-two states have named the state department or the state board of education the responsible agency. Five states require the state department of education to work with either a workforce development agency or a career and technical education committee to oversee CTE programs. Four states require the state department of education to work with its postsecondary counterpart to oversee CTE offerings. Arkansas has entrusted its Department of Workforce Education with oversight. Four states have established a state board for career and technical education and charged that entity with program oversight. Alabama leaves program review to the local education agency and the Office of Civil Rights.

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Agency or agencies providing program oversight
Alabama Local education agency and the Office of Civil Rights
Alaska State Board of Education
Arizona Department of Education
Arkansas Arkansas Department of Workforce Education
California Department of Education
Colorado State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education
Connecticut State Board of Education, Department of Education
Delaware Department of Education, Economic and Workforce Development Council, Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education, and Tech-Prep Delaware
District of Columbia State Office of Career and Technical Education
Florida State Board of Education
Georgia Career and Technical Education Advisory Commission and the State Department of Education
Hawaii Department of Education
Idaho State Division of Professional-Technical Education
Illinois Illinois State Board of Education
Indiana Department of Education and Department of Workforce Development
Iowa Department of Education
Kansas State Department of Education
Kentucky Office of Career and Technical Education
Louisiana Board of Regents
Maine State Board of Education
Maryland State Department of Education
Massachusetts State Board of Education
Michigan State Board of Education and Department of Career Development
Minnesota For secondary programs, oversight is through the Department of Education
For postsecondary programs, oversight is through the State Colleges and Universities
Mississippi State Board of Education, Director of the Division of Vocational and Technical Education
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Montana Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education and the Office of Public Instruction
Nebraska State Board of Education
Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction, serving as Executive Officer for the State Board for Career and Technical Education.
New Hampshire State Department of Education
New Jersey Under contract with the state board of education, a district board of education (including a county vocational board of education) or under contract with career and technical training providers.
New Mexico No information available
New York Board of Regents
North Carolina State Board of Education
North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education
Ohio State Board of Education
Oklahoma Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education
Oregon Department of Education and Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development
Pennsylvania Standing Committee of Vocational Education, State Board of Education, Superintendent of Public Instruction
Rhode Island Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
South Carolina State Board of Education
South Dakota Office of Career and Technical Education, State Department of Education
Tennessee State Board of Education and Department of Education
Texas Texas Education Agency and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Utah State Board of Education
Vermont State Board of Education and Vermont Advisory Council on Technical Education
Virginia Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education
Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
West Virginia State Board of Education
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Wyoming Department of Education

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