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Postsecondary Partnerships

This page contains information about partnerships between postsecondary institutions and KSDE. It contains links to all Statewide Articulation Agreements, a link to the guide for Creating An Articulation Agreement, and information about Excel in CTE (formerly Senate Bill 155).


Excel in CTE

Excel in CTE, or the Governor’s CTE Bill, was passed into law on July 1, 2012. The main purpose of the bill is to stimulate growth in Career & Technical Education at both the secondary and post-secondary level in Kansas. The Kansas workforce will increasingly demand a more highly-technical and highly-skilled worker and Senate Bill 155 is aimed at meeting those future demands.

For more information please visit the Excel in CTE webpage.

Statewide Articulation Agreements

Statewide Articulation Agreements are created to enable Kansas High School Graduates to have a smooth transition from their high school Career & Technical Education Pathway to the corresponding Occupational Program at the postsecondary level.

Any Kansas high school graduate who meets the requirements of an articulation agreement may utilize the agreement to obtain college credit, scholarships, tuition waivers, or other benefits as stated in each agreement.

Please visit our Statewide Articulation Agreements page for a complete listing of all the current agreements within the state.

Please view the latest chart listing all current agreements at KSDE Statewide Articulation Agreements for CTE  Pathways.

The following Kansas postsecondary institutions are statewide articulation agreement partners:


Barton Community College

Butler Community College

Cloud County Community College

Colby Community College

Cowley College

Dodge City Community College

Emporia State University

Flint Hills Technical College

Ft Hays State University

Garden City Community College

Highland Community College

Hutchinson Community College

Kansas City Kansas Community College

Manhattan Area Technical College

North Central Kansas Technical College

Northwest Kansas Technical College

Pittsburg State University

Pratt Community College

Seward County Community College

Washburn Institute of Technology

Washburn University

WSU Tech

Wichita State University

Articulation Agreement Booklet

The following documents will assist in creating an Articulation Agreement with an institution of higher education. Lists of current State Articulation Agreements are listed as well.

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education

Natalie D. Clark
(785) 296-4351

KSDE Secondary-Level CTE Contacts

Deputy Commissioner:
Division of Learning Services

Dr. Ben Proctor
(785) 296-2303

Career, Standards and Assessment

Beth Fultz
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director: 
Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Natalie D. Clark
(785) 296-4351

Assistant Director: 
Curricular Standards

Dr. David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

Assistant Director: 

Julie Ewing
(785) 296-2325

Assistant Director: 
Kansas Volunteer Commission

Dr. Jessica Dorsey
(785) 296-3163

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