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Education and Training (CTE Career Cluster)

The Education and Training Cluster focuses on the development of teachers and trainers in today’s society. Kansas has created one pathway for this cluster titled Teach and Train. The pathway design sheets found under each pathway link will provide access to the course competencies, which direct the knowledge and skill development. 

Introduction to Education and Training
This career cluster covers the basics of teaching which can be applied to a range of education careers from elementary and middle level, to specific disciplines to community education and workforce training across the lifespan. Career and technical skill organizations enhance the learning environment by offering opportunities to develop leadership while practicing classroom knowledge and skills through authentic applications. Two CTSO organizations are tied to this career cluster and include Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and Educators Rising (Ed Rising). To learn more about FCCLA in Kansas refer to Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Kansas. Recently, Ed Rising was added as a CTSO at the national level. At this time, there is not a state-level Ed Rising entity, however chapter and membership information is available through the national office. To learn more, contact Educators Rising.

Teach and Train (CIP Code: 13.0101)
The Teach and Train pathway focuses on the careers relating to all educational careers. Content includes general theory and practice of learning and teaching as well as the planning of educational activities across multiple disciplines. This pathway specifically links to K-12 educational settings and related training opportunities in traditional schools and in the community.

Education and Training Pathway Design Sheets with Competencies and Resources

The pathway design sheets listed below include a list of the course options within each pathway and the competency profiles for each of those courses. These design sheets are good for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years unless otherwise noted.

Statewide Articulation Agreements

State-wide articulation agreements have been developed for all clusters. To see those available for this cluster's pathways, click on the following link.
Statewide Articulation AgreementsLink

Education and Training FAQ

The following questions address Family Consumer Science Education and the various topics related to the field. To view the answer simply click on the question.

Q1. What are the teacher requirements for this pathway?


Teacher qualifications: (for CIP Code: 13.0101)

  • Holds a professional education degree and current Kansas teaching license.
  • Has a minimum of five years teaching experience
  • Has superior knowledge of K-12  and adult educational methodology
  • Understand the developmental and instructional needs of students across all grade levels (e.g. elementary, middle level, secondary level), community education and workplace training skills, as this pathway is about building skills for this range of occupations.
  • Must meet (if the pathway allows  concurrent enrollment) requirements set by the Kansas Board of Regents (www.kansasregents.org)

Professional development and life-long learning:

  • Attends pathway specific staff development activities and/or trainings to remain current in educational theory, state and national initiatives and methodology
  • Demonstrates commitment to collaborative efforts
  • Participate in networking opportunities provided by KSDE
  • Participate in statewide and local collaborations between secondary and post-secondary partners.
  • Participate in pathway-related professional organization(s)


Q2. What are the pathway requirements and expectations?


Partners and stakeholders

  • Establish an advisory committee of key stakeholders (minimum 3)
  • Ensure advisory committee encompasses a range of education professionals (e.g. elementary, middle level, secondary, academic, CTE, special services, cooperative extension, administration)
  • Ensure outside representatives are included on your advisory committee, not all members should be from your school district.
  • Review pathway outcomes and articulation agreements with post-secondary education partners on an annual basis.
  • Develop quality teaching experiences within your school or nearby education related locations. (See work-based experiences for more guidance.)
  • Involvement of professional associations and/or community organizations in classroom experiences.

Labor market driven

  • Promote teaching areas with greatest shortages (e.g., middle-level, special education, career-technical education, ESL)
  • Promote areas with greatest shortages (e.g. geographic, hard-to-staff schools)
  • Promote under-represented populations in teaching profession (e.g., minorities, ethnic groups)
  • Encourage the grow your own concept if local teacher shortages are being experienced.

Pathway design

  • Meet with your advisory committee twice a year to review pathway courses and competencies, teaching resources, facilities and equipment needs, and professional development. KSDE will ask for the meeting summaries annually through the CPPSA maintenance submission
  • Integrate Carl D. Perkins requirements
  • Align with Kansas Professional Education Teaching standards
  • Meets (if uses concurrent enrollment status) Kansas Board of Regents standards
  • Design local Education and Training Career Cluster plan of study for students to follow to encourage Education as their career choice.
  • Allow students opportunities to observe “all aspects of the school” (e.g., governance, administration, professional support services). For additional information, refer to the Professional Learning Experience Handbook at: http://www.ksde.org/Portals/0/CSAS/CSAS%20Home/CTE%20Home/Instructor_Resources/PLE%20Toolkit%20-%202015.pdf
  • Create an improvement plan to indicate how this pathway will be improved over the next three years. KSDE will ask for this plan annually through the CPPSA maintenance submission. (Refer to the Advisory Committee Handbook for more information. http://www.ksde.org/Portals/0/CSAS/CSAS%20Home/CTE%20Home/Business_Industry/Advisory%20Committee%20Handbook%202015.pdf


Q3. What about work-based experiences for students?


  • Offer students multiple levels of experiences:  elementary, middle level, high school, special education, academic and career-technical education.
  • Ensure cooperating teachers/partners for work-based experiences will serve well as adult mentors. 
  • Refer to the Professional Learning Experience Handbook for more information regarding work related experiences and job shadowing. Guidance, resources and sample organization and evaluation documents can be found at: http://www.ksde.org/Portals/0/CSAS/CSAS%20Home/CTE%20Home/Instructor_Resources/PLE%20Toolkit%20-%202015.pdf


Q4. What assessments and credentials are linked to this pathway?

Answer: Kansas school accreditation will require documentation related to meeting certain required components to remain accredited. Many of your pathway components can be used as documentation. Discuss how with local administrators. 

  • The AAFCS pre-PAC assessment serves as both a certification and an end of pathway assessment.
  • The end of pathway assessment/certification is recognized through the American Association of Family and Consume Sciences pre-PAC “Educational Fundamentals” assessment.
  • Educational Fundamentals will assess technical knowledge and skills in the field of education as well as academic and 21st century skills.
  • For additional information, go to AAFCS at: http://www.aafcs.org/CredentialingCenter/Assessment_Portfolio.asp to learn the standards assessed and details.


Q5. What career and technical student organizations are linked with this pathway?


  • Membership in a Career and Technical Student Organization provides the opportunity to practice and demonstrate skills as well as work with adults in this field. CTSO’s offer authentic experiences to build 21st century and college and career ready skills. Two organizations are tied to this pathway in Kansas. They are Educators Rising (Ed Rising) and/or Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
  • Educators Rising is not recognized at the Kansas level at this time, but can be accessed through the national organization at: https://www.educatorsrising.org/
  • Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a Kansas recognized CTSO and can be accessed through: http://community.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=4008


Wage & Employment Information

The following documents highlight occupational outlook within the areas named in the title of the document based on the 2010-2020 Kansas Occupational Outlook Study and the 2012-2013 National Employment Occupational Outlook Handbook. Click on each title to open.

Family and Consumer Sciences 

(785) 291-3538

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303

Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education

Stacy Smith
(785) 296-0979

Assistant Director
Curricular Standards
David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

Assistant Director
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325

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