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Endorsement and
CTE (Career and Technical Education)

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and Other Work-Based Programs (Secondary Grade Levels Only)

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Programs of Study

Cayuga Independent School District’s Programs of Study Guide is designed to assist students, parents, teachers, and school personnel in making informed decisions while planning on individual student's educational goals. ​ The intention of a program of study is to provide a sequence of courses that prepare students for success in high demand, high wage, high skill careers in Texas. Students gain focused knowledge and skills aligned to career and industry standards through multiple years of scaffolded educational experiences. 


The Agriculture program of study explores occupations and educational opportunities associated with the business of farming and agriculture related businesses that include farm inputs, such as machinery and seeds. This program of study may also include exploration into the marketing of farm products, the purchase of farm products either for further processing or resale, and grading or classifying unprocessed food or other agricultural products.

Career Examples and Courses for Agricultural Pathway


Students pursuing specialized careers in the Education Pathway will gain knowledge in planning, managing and providing education and training services, and related learning support services. The program of study introduces CTE concentrators to a wide variety of student groups and their corresponding needs. It familiarizes them with the process for developing curriculum, coordinating educational content, and coaching groups and individuals.

Career Examples and Courses for Education Pathway

Health Science

Students pursuing specialized careers in health fields or opportunities  to work in a support occupation or internship towards degrees at affiliated universities thrive in a stimulating, supportive environment. To pursue a career in the health science industry, students should learn to reason, think critically, make decisions, solve problems, and communicate effectively.

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Law & Public Service

The Law and Public Service Career Cluster focuses on planning, managing, and providing legal services, public safety, protective services, and homeland security, including professional and technical support services. Students will examine the roles and responsibilities of police, courts, corrections, private security, and fire and emergency services. The Law Enforcement program of study teaches CTE learners about the development of, adherence to, and protection of various branches of law.

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