As part of the Illinois State Plan for Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (also known as the Perkins V Plan), the Illinois State Board of Education has developed model programs of study to provide guidance and serve as exemplars during the development of CTE programs. ISBE’s model programs of study are designed to assist in identifying credit transfer opportunities, career and technical student organizations (CTSO), work-based learning opportunities, appropriate course sequences, and additional components of a quality CTE program. The process included research into labor market information and credential programs, and dialogue across secondary, postsecondary, and employer stakeholders. The programs of study have been modified in response to feedback provided from the proposed models released in spring 2020.
Additionally, the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) sponsored the development of Model Programs of Study Guides facilitated by Education Systems Center at NIU (EdSystems). Visit the EdSystems’ website to view the
Model Programs of Study Guides. Please provide public comment on the ICCB draft diagrams and guides by completing the Feedback Survey by August 28, 2020.
Additional guidance and training will be coming soon.
The following are the final
ISBE CTE Model Programs of Study SY 2021.