This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Diversified Education career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Diversified Education career cluster. This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare students for employment in the selected occupational area.
Additional Information relevant to this Career and Technical Education (CTE) program is provided at the end of this document.
This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of three occupational completion points.
To teach the courses listed below, instructors must hold at least one of the teacher certifications indicated for that course.
The following table illustrates the secondary program structure:
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Diversified Career Technology Principles
Diversified Career Technology - OJT
(Graduation Requirement Abbreviations- EQ= Equally Rigorous Science, PA= Practical Arts, EC= Economics, VO= Career and Technical Education)
Florida Standards for Technical Subjects
Florida Standards (FS) for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects are the critical reading and writing literacy standards designed for grade 6 and above. These standards are predicated on teachers of history/social studies, science, and technical subjects using their content area expertise to help students meet the particular challenges of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language in their respective fields. The FS for Mathematical Practices are designed for grades K-12 and describe varieties of expertise that educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students. These practices rest on important “processes and proficiencies” with longstanding importance in mathematics education. Instructors must incorporate the Florida Standards for Technical Subjects and Mathematical Practices throughout instruction of this CTE program. To access these standards, please click on the following link:http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/5652/urlt/FloridaStandardsTechSubjects.rtf.
Florida Standards for English Language Development (ELD)
English language learners communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting. ELD.K12.SI.1.1
English Language Development (ELD) Standards Special Notes:
Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link: http://www.cpalms.org/uploads/docs/standards/eld/SI.pdf.
For additional information on the development and implementation of the ELD standards, please contact the Bureau of Student Achievement through Language Acquisition at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Common Career Technical Core – Career Ready Practices
Career Ready Practices describe the career-ready skills that educators should seek to develop in their students. These practices are not exclusive to a Career Pathway, program of study, discipline or level of education. Career Ready Practices should be taught and reinforced in all career exploration and preparation programs with increasingly higher levels of complexity and expectation as a student advances through a program of study.
1. Act as a responsible and contributing citizen and employee.
2. Apply appropriate academic and technical skills.
3. Attend to personal health and financial well-being.
4. Communicate clearly, effectively and with reason.
5. Consider the environmental, social and economic impacts of decisions.
6. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
7. Employ valid and reliable research strategies.
8. Utilize critical thinking to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
9. Model integrity, ethical leadership and effective management.
10. Plan education and career path aligned to personal goals.
11. Use technology to enhance productivity.
12. Work productively in teams while using cultural/global competence.
After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:
Demonstrate knowledge and application of workplace employability skills.
Demonstrate, apply, and implement knowledge of environmental, health, and safety issues.
Demonstrate, apply, and implement an understanding of professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities.
Demonstrate, apply, and implement knowledge of financial skills and planning.
Demonstrate, apply, and implement leadership skills.
Demonstrate, apply, and implement proficiency in communication skills.
Demonstrate knowledge of human resources and labor issues as well as the social, legal, and economic aspects of employment.
Demonstrate an understanding of national and international economic principles.
Assess personal strengths and weaknesses as they relate to job objectives, career exploration, personal development, and life goals.
Demonstrate an understanding and application of technology in the workplace.
Demonstrate an understanding of the role of management and marketing in the decision making process for different work situations.
Demonstrate and apply an understanding of entrepreneurship principles.
Demonstrate competencies in a specific career.
Demonstrate legal and ethical behavior within the role and scope of specific job responsibilities.