Content Standards

Colorado CTE Standards website :

CDE Colorado Academic Standards : website

Program Approval

Program of Study Template

Program_of_Study Template –  In the new Program Approval system (opening in 2020) you will be able to “friend request” a corresponding secondary or postsecondary CTE program to complete a Program of Study sequence and will no longer need to email a separate completed template. In the event that your program better aligns with a program that is not in the CTE Program Approval system, you may fill in this template and upload it into the site. Per federal requirements, every secondary and postsecondary CTE program must have a Program of Study.

If you have further questions about Programs of Study, please contact

Program of Study Tutorial

Old versions of the templates, not to be used for compliance rather to be used for your teaching and guiding efforts if you are used to doing so, can be downloaded here:

Blank Secondary Program of Study
Sample Postsecondary Program of Study

Program of Study Template, Spanish version

  • Academic Credit – guidance on including academic credit on program approval.

  • Middle School Program Approval Form – Submit 19/20 academic year new or revised middle school programs here by April 1, 2020. Wait until new system opens for submitting 20/21 AY programs. Direct questions to

  • 2-13-2020 Update: Our current Program Approval system is on a freeze for accepting new submissions or edits for secondary or postsecondary programs while we migrate data for the launch of our new system. Thank you for your patience.

  • Program Quality Action Plan– Use this program evaluation framework to help you review  critical elements of your CTE program. This can also help identify potential areas of growth to strategically address.

  • Advisory Program of Work Template – The program quality evaluation tool listed above can help guide your planning by your Advisory.

Desktop Monitoring

Checklists for Educators

Special Program Requirements and Quality Indicators

CTE Calendar

  • CTE Calendar – all the upcoming trainings, meetings and CTSO events and conferences.

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