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Incorporating Career and Technical Education for Students with Emotional Behavioral Disturbance Guide (Translating Evidence to Support Transitions, TEST, from National Technical Assistance Center on Transition, NTACT)


What is it?

This is a guide about how to include Career and Technical Education (CTE) into the transition plans of high school students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders (EBD). It can be used as a roadmap and reference for steps to take and activities to engage in when planning for and incorporating CTE courses into the transition component of Individualized Education Plans (IEP). This document brings together existing tools and creates a continuum for how to braid them together into a transition plan that includes at least four credits of CTE.

Who is this for?

This guide is for a variety of educators who support and serve students with EBD such as special education teachers, transition planners, guidance or mental health counselors, as well as other related service providers who serve students with EBD. For this guide, “students with EBD” includes students formally identified as having an EBD who receive special education services, some students identified as having Other Health Impairment (OHI), or students with IEPs who have behavioral goals. Students with 504 plans for whom teachers are providing extra support would also benefit from the content and lesson plans included in this curriculum.


Assessment Behavior Emotional Disability Employment High School Individualized Education Program (IEP) Mental Health Middle School Transition