VALEES approves Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs for member districts in the Illinois State Course System (ISCS). Program approval requires minimum credit requirements in Illinois State Board of Education approved Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) codes and teacher qualifications (degree and work-related hours). Approved CIP course sequences by program area are available on the ISBE College & Career Readiness Webpage and teacher requirements are availabe on the ISBE Education Licensure Webpage. VALEES has also prepared an overview of CTE licensure.
Districts considering new CTE programs or reductions in CTE courses, please consult with VALEES for guidance on the program approval process or the potential negative impact on currently approved programs if course reductions are made.
School year 2017-2018 approved programs by member district are linked below. Clicking a link downloads an Excel spreadsheet. Check your downloads folder for the spreadsheet if it does not immediately open.