Education That’s Up to Date: The Approval Process
Course approval requests for new courses for the first semester are due no later than April 15 of each year. Course approval requests for new courses for the second semester are due no later than October 15 of each year. Please see below for more information on the course approval and re-approval process.
Beginning in the 2010-2011 school year and continuing through
the 2013-2014 school year all Career and Technical Education
(CTE) courses will go through a re-approval process. The purpose
of this process is to make certain that all CTE courses:
- Ensure academic rigor.
- Align with the state’s education reform
- Help address the skills gap of
- Maintain strong relationships with local
CTE advisory councils for the design and
delivery of career and technical education.
Re-approval of specific program areas will be completed based on the schedule
below. The deadline for submitting re-approval information is January 31st for
each school year. All CTE courses from districts with CTE programs must be
Please see the
CTE Course Approval/Approval/Schedule 2010-2014 (PDF) for more information.
Please see the Skills Center Course Schedule 2010-2014 (PDF) for more
information on skills centers.
Step 1: Login and select Career and Technical Education for the Course Approval Application (if you need access contact your district security manager)
Step 2: Course CIP Code identification and appropriate CTE certification must be correct. Be sure your teacher has the appropriate certification required for course CIP code. Please use CIP codes below for OSPI reporting purposes.
Step 3: Align the sequence of instruction with
21st Century Skills.
Here are two brochures to assist in this process:
For additional help, please contact the appropriate program supervisor:
Dennis Wallace, Skilled and Technical Sciences Program Supervisor
Marianna Goheen, Health Science Program Supervisor
Betty Klattenhoff, CTE Director
Dennis Milliken, STEM Program Supervisor
Mary Nagel, Family and Consumer Sciences Program Supervisor
Lance Wrzesinski, Business and Marketing Program Supervisor