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Executing governmental functions to include Governance; National Security; Foreign Service; Planning; Revenue and Taxation; Regulation; and Management and Administration at the local, state, and federal levels.



The Career Cluster Pathways and Standards for the Government & Public Administration Cluster are in the process of being developed.

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Certification Requirements

*denotes authorizations that are no longer issued, but continue to make educators properly certified for the assignment
Career Cluster Foundational Courses
Foundations of CTE Overview
10004 Foundations of Technology Foundations of Technology-Unpacked Arts AV Technology & Communications Cluster Endorsement;
Information Technology Cluster Endorsement;
Business Management and Administration Cluster Endorsement;
K-12 Classroom Technology;
*K-12 Educational Technology;
* Business Education
12053 Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship-Unpacked Agriculture Food & Natural Resources Cluster Endorsement;
Architecture & Construction Cluster Endorsement;
Arts AV Technology & Communications Cluster Endorsement;
Business Management & Administration Cluster Endorsement;
Education & Training Cluster Endorsement;
FACS Endorsement;
Finance Cluster Endorsement;
Health Science Cluster Endorsement;
Hospitality &Tourism Cluster Endorsement;
Information Technology Cluster Endorsement;
Manufacturing Cluster Endorsement;
Marketing Cluster Endorsement;
Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Research Support Pathway Endorsement;
STEM Cluster Endorsement;
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Cluster Endorsement;
*Agriculture Ed.,* Business Ed., *Marketing Ed, *Tech Ed.
22101 Leadership & Service Leadership & Service-Unpacked Any certified CTE teacher with a cluster or pathway endorsement
22152 Employability Employability-Unpacked Any certified CTE teacher with a cluster or pathway endorsement
22151 Career Exploration Career Exploration-Unpacked Any certified CTE teacher with a cluster or pathway endorsement
Career Cluster or and Pathway Courses
12054 Business Law Business Law-Unpacked Business Management & Administration Cluster Endorsement
Finance Cluster Endorsement
*Business Ed.
15204 Public Finance Public Finance-Unpacked Government & Public Administration Cluster Endorsement;
Business Management & Administration Cluster Endorsement;
Finance Cluster Endorsement
19262 Personal Finance Personal Finance-Unpacked Business Management & Administration Cluster Endorsement
Finance Cluster Endorsement
Marketing Cluster Endorsement
FACS Endorsement
7-12 Mathematics Education
7-12 Social Science Education - Economics
*Business Ed
12104 Accounting Accounting I-unpacked Business Management & Administration Cluster Endorsement
Marketing Cluster Endorsement
Finance Cluster Endorsement
Accounting Pathway Endorsement
Banking Services & Business Finance Pathway Endorsement
Insurance, Securities & Investments Pathway Endorsement *Business Education
12108 Advanced Accounting Advanced Accounting-unpacked Business Management & Administration Cluster Endorsement
Marketing Cluster Endorsement
Finance Cluster Endorsement
Accounting Pathway Endorsement
Banking Services & Business Finance Pathway Endorsement
Insurance, Securities & Investments Pathway Endorsement
*Business Education
15205 International Affairs International Affairs-Unpacked Government & Public Administration Cluster Endorsement
15201 Principles of Public Management & Administration Principles of Public Management & Administration-Unpacked Government & Public Administration Cluster Endorsement
15203 Community & Regional Planning Community & Regional Planning-Unpacked Government & Public Administration Cluster Endorsement
15001 Introduction to Law & Public Safety I Introduction to Law & Public Safety I-Unpacked Law, Public Safety, Security & Correction Cluster Endorsement
Social Science Education – Political Science
15054 Introduction to Law & Public Safety II Introduction to Law & Public Safety II-Unpacked Law, Public Safety, Security & Correction Cluster Endorsement
Social Science Education – Political Science
17002 Building Trades Building Trades-Unpacked Architecture & Construction Cluster Endorsement
Construction Pathway Endorsement
*Building Trades
*Tech Ed
21102 Introduction to Drafting & Design Introduction to Drafting & Design-Unpacked Architecture & Construction Cluster Endorsement
Design & Pre-Construction Pathway Endorsement
STEM Cluster Endorsement
Engineering & Robotics Pathway Endorsement
*Drafting
*Tech Ed
11001 Introduction to Arts/AV Technology & Communications Introduction to Arts/ AV Technology & Communications-Unpacked Arts AV Technology & Communications Cluster Endorsement
K-12 Classroom Technology
*K-12 Educational Technology
*Multimedia
*Graphic Design
09051 JROTC I JROTC I-Unpacked JROTC Permit
09052 JROTC II JROTC II-Unpacked JROTC Permit
09053 JROTC III JROTC III-Unpacked JROTC Permit
09054 JROTC IV JROTC IV-Unpacked JROTC Permit
Capstone Experiences
80018 Youth Internships Youth Internship-Unpacked All Certified Teachers
80019 Senior Experience Senior Experience-Unpacked All certified teachers or certified school counselor
80026 Entrepreneurship Experience Entrepreneurship Experience-Unpacked All certified teachers or certified school counselor
22104 Service Learning Service Learning-Unpacked 7th-12th grade certified teacher or certified school counselor
80020 Youth Apprenticeship Youth Apprenticeship-Unpacked All certified teachers or certified school counselor

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CONTACT

For more information, contact Michelle Nelson the Department of Education's Division of Career and Technical Education at (605) 295-1930.