Skip to Content

Division II - CTE Redesign

Division II revises several sections of Iowa Code, primarily chapter 258 - Vocational Education, but also chapter 256, 260C and 261E. The six CTE services areas are maintained, but revised to align with the national Career Clusters® framework. The service areas will include agriculture, food and natural resources; arts, communications and information systems; applied sciences, technology, engineering and manufacturing, including transportation, distribution, logistics, architecture and construction; health sciences; human services; and business, finance, marketing and management.

If you have any questions regarding the CTE Redesign Division II, please use the online submission form or by email at

Service Areas

With the passing of H.F. 2392 (CTE redesign) and federal CTE Reauthorization, the Department is providing technical assistance for all school districts interested in adding more information technology programs for the new CTE service area: Arts, Communication and Information Systems.

Much of chapter 258 is modified to align with Secondary CTE Task Force recommendations. This includes repurposing of a long-dormant concept of regional partnerships, which going forward will be referred to as Regional Career and Technical Education Planning Partnerships. These partnerships will consist of districts, community colleges, business and industry, and other community stakeholders and will assist in providing for the effective, efficient and economical delivery of high-quality secondary CTE programming.

Program Approval

Secondary Career and Technical Education Program Self-Study Template

Program Self-Study Regional Planning Partnership Supplemental Materials

CTE Shared Programs Memo

Self-Study Best Practices

Google Link Share Settings

Educator - Jan 1 updated self-study document. Submit to RPP based on regional deadline. RPP - Review and submit in IowaGrants between Oct 1 and Feb 1. Iowa Department of Education - Oct 1 to June 1 review submissions. June 15 release comments to RPPs. July 15 issue status letters to RPP and school administration.

Past Events and Webinars

RPP Update Meeting -  March 25, 2019

RPP Update Meeting - February 25, 2019
The first set of program approvals have been submitted.  To that end, we are going to be sending a survey to gather information on the process.  Kent Seuferer shared the main topics of the survey which should be going out by March 1.  Kelli Diemer discussed some professional development that will be starting this summer for programs that have gone through the program approval this year.  We are starting with business and hope to add the other areas soon.  Finally, we had discussions or updates on the Perkins V presentation from February 15.

RPP Webinar  - July 9, 2018
A review of the June 29, 2018 meeting and an update on the FY19 Grant

Tips and Techniques for Developing Programs - November 29, 2017 

Effective Advisory Councils - November 15, 2017

Program partnerships and Work-Based Learning - November 1, 2017

Utilizing Data - October 18, 2017

Overview of the CTE Program Approval Process - October 4, 2017

CTE Redesign Webinar - July 14, 2016
This informational webinar was conducted to elicit input on focus areas of the redesign of CTE.


Guidance for Regional Career and Technical Education Planning Partnerships

Accounting Guidance for Regional Planning Partnerships

Guidance to Regional Planning Partnerships on Prioritizing Expenditures

Chapter 46 Overview and Guidance

Partnership Multi-year Plan Guidance and Template

CTE Redesign Implementation Report

CTE Redesign HF 2392 Summary

Iowa’s Realigned CTE Service Areas

CTE Task Force Final Report

Regional Planning Partnerships Bylaws Template

What to Consider When Budgeting and Expending RPP Funds


Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 10, 2021 at 5:20pm.