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§127.2.c.1

The student investigates one or more careers within the 16 career clusters. The student is expected to:

§127.2.c.1.A

identify the various career opportunities within one or more career clusters; and

Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers - STEM Career Cluster

  • Resource ID: 14590
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will explore career opportunities within the STEM Career Cluster.  

Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers in Government and Public Administration

  • Resource ID: 12084
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will align personal interests and skills into career opportunities within the Government and Public Administration Career Cluster.

Lesson Plan: Suggested Career Cluster Activities

  • Resource ID: 19942
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will identify the various career opportunities and pathways within one or more career clusters. Students will also research and explore careers of personal interest, including academic, certification, and technical skill requirements.

Investigating Careers

  • Grade Range:
The goal of this course is to create a foundation for success in high school, future studies, and careers such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Business and Industry; Public Service; Arts and Humanities; and Multidisciplinary Studies. The students research labor market information, learn job-seeking skills, and create documents required for employment. Career and technical education instruction provides content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed in current or emerging professions. This binder does not contain all lesson plans for this course. This content can be used with any textbook or instructional materials. If locally adapted, make sure all TEKS are covered.
§127.2.c.1.B

identify the pathways within one or more career clusters.

Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers - STEM Career Cluster

  • Resource ID: 14590
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will explore career opportunities within the STEM Career Cluster.  

Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers in Government and Public Administration

  • Resource ID: 12084
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will align personal interests and skills into career opportunities within the Government and Public Administration Career Cluster.

Lesson Plan: Suggested Career Cluster Activities

  • Resource ID: 19942
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will identify the various career opportunities and pathways within one or more career clusters. Students will also research and explore careers of personal interest, including academic, certification, and technical skill requirements.

Investigating Careers

  • Grade Range:
The goal of this course is to create a foundation for success in high school, future studies, and careers such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Business and Industry; Public Service; Arts and Humanities; and Multidisciplinary Studies. The students research labor market information, learn job-seeking skills, and create documents required for employment. Career and technical education instruction provides content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed in current or emerging professions. This binder does not contain all lesson plans for this course. This content can be used with any textbook or instructional materials. If locally adapted, make sure all TEKS are covered.
§127.2.c.2

The student investigates career pathways in one or more of the 16 career clusters. The student is expected to:

§127.2.c.2.A

research the academic requirements for one or more of the careers in an identified cluster;

Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers - Career Pathways

  • Resource ID: 11277
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will investigate the 16 career pathways and the skills needed for college and career success.

Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers - STEM Career Cluster

  • Resource ID: 14590
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will explore career opportunities within the STEM Career Cluster.  

Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers in Human Resources

  • Resource ID: 11264
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will identify and explore career opportunities within the Human Resources pathway such as Corporate Trainer, Recruiter, Benefits Specialist, and HR Generalist.

Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers in Government and Public Administration

  • Resource ID: 12084
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will align personal interests and skills into career opportunities within the Government and Public Administration Career Cluster.

Investigating Careers: Careers in Manufacturing

  • Resource ID: 13846
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
A PowerPoint presentation for instructional purposes that can be adopted or modified by the classroom teacher to supplement a lesson plan.

Lesson Plan: College and Career Readiness - The Adventure Starts Here!

  • Resource ID: 20176
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will investigate the skills needed in one or more of the 16 career clusters and identify those as academic skills taught in middle school.  Students will relate those academic skills to their personal career goals and understand the importance of career preparation in middle school.

Lesson Plan: Suggested Career Cluster Activities

  • Resource ID: 19942
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will identify the various career opportunities and pathways within one or more career clusters. Students will also research and explore careers of personal interest, including academic, certification, and technical skill requirements.

Investigating Careers

  • Grade Range:
The goal of this course is to create a foundation for success in high school, future studies, and careers such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Business and Industry; Public Service; Arts and Humanities; and Multidisciplinary Studies. The students research labor market information, learn job-seeking skills, and create documents required for employment. Career and technical education instruction provides content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed in current or emerging professions. This binder does not contain all lesson plans for this course. This content can be used with any textbook or instructional materials. If locally adapted, make sure all TEKS are covered.
§127.2.c.2.B

research the certification or educational requirements for careers; and

Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers in Human Resources

  • Resource ID: 11264
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will identify and explore career opportunities within the Human Resources pathway such as Corporate Trainer, Recruiter, Benefits Specialist, and HR Generalist.

Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers Using O*NET

  • Resource ID: 14242
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will perform in-depth research on careers, and produce several products using O*NET and other internet options.

Lesson Plan: College and Career Readiness - The Adventure Starts Here!

  • Resource ID: 20176
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will investigate the skills needed in one or more of the 16 career clusters and identify those as academic skills taught in middle school.  Students will relate those academic skills to their personal career goals and understand the importance of career preparation in middle school.

Lesson Plan: Suggested Career Cluster Activities

  • Resource ID: 19942
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will identify the various career opportunities and pathways within one or more career clusters. Students will also research and explore careers of personal interest, including academic, certification, and technical skill requirements.

Investigating Careers

  • Grade Range:
The goal of this course is to create a foundation for success in high school, future studies, and careers such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Business and Industry; Public Service; Arts and Humanities; and Multidisciplinary Studies. The students research labor market information, learn job-seeking skills, and create documents required for employment. Career and technical education instruction provides content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed in current or emerging professions. This binder does not contain all lesson plans for this course. This content can be used with any textbook or instructional materials. If locally adapted, make sure all TEKS are covered.
§127.2.c.2.C

describe the technical-skill requirements for careers.

Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers in Human Resources

  • Resource ID: 11264
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will identify and explore career opportunities within the Human Resources pathway such as Corporate Trainer, Recruiter, Benefits Specialist, and HR Generalist.

Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers Using O*NET

  • Resource ID: 14242
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will perform in-depth research on careers, and produce several products using O*NET and other internet options.

Lesson Plan: College and Career Readiness - The Adventure Starts Here!

  • Resource ID: 20176
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will investigate the skills needed in one or more of the 16 career clusters and identify those as academic skills taught in middle school.  Students will relate those academic skills to their personal career goals and understand the importance of career preparation in middle school.

Lesson Plan: Suggested Career Cluster Activities

  • Resource ID: 19942
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will identify the various career opportunities and pathways within one or more career clusters. Students will also research and explore careers of personal interest, including academic, certification, and technical skill requirements.

Investigating Careers

  • Grade Range:
The goal of this course is to create a foundation for success in high school, future studies, and careers such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Business and Industry; Public Service; Arts and Humanities; and Multidisciplinary Studies. The students research labor market information, learn job-seeking skills, and create documents required for employment. Career and technical education instruction provides content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed in current or emerging professions. This binder does not contain all lesson plans for this course. This content can be used with any textbook or instructional materials. If locally adapted, make sure all TEKS are covered.
§127.2.c.3

The student investigates the professional skills needed for college and career success. The student is expected to:

§127.2.c.3.A

apply core academic skills to meet personal, academic, and career goals;

Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers - Career Pathways

  • Resource ID: 11277
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will investigate the 16 career pathways and the skills needed for college and career success.

Lesson Plan: College and Career Readiness - The Adventure Starts Here!

  • Resource ID: 20176
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will investigate the skills needed in one or more of the 16 career clusters and identify those as academic skills taught in middle school.  Students will relate those academic skills to their personal career goals and understand the importance of career preparation in middle school.

Lesson Plan: Career Investigations

  • Resource ID: 20044
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will investigate the professional skills needed for college and career success.

Investigating Careers

  • Grade Range:
The goal of this course is to create a foundation for success in high school, future studies, and careers such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Business and Industry; Public Service; Arts and Humanities; and Multidisciplinary Studies. The students research labor market information, learn job-seeking skills, and create documents required for employment. Career and technical education instruction provides content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed in current or emerging professions. This binder does not contain all lesson plans for this course. This content can be used with any textbook or instructional materials. If locally adapted, make sure all TEKS are covered.
§127.2.c.3.B

investigate the importance of co-curricular, extracurricular, career preparation, and extended learning experiences;

Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers - Sign Me Up!

  • Resource ID: 20174
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will investigate the importance of  participation in curricular and extracurricular  activities in college and career preparation.

Lesson Plan: College and Career Readiness - The Adventure Starts Here!

  • Resource ID: 20176
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will investigate the skills needed in one or more of the 16 career clusters and identify those as academic skills taught in middle school.  Students will relate those academic skills to their personal career goals and understand the importance of career preparation in middle school.

Lesson Plan: Career Investigations

  • Resource ID: 20044
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will investigate the professional skills needed for college and career success.

Investigating Careers

  • Grade Range:
The goal of this course is to create a foundation for success in high school, future studies, and careers such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Business and Industry; Public Service; Arts and Humanities; and Multidisciplinary Studies. The students research labor market information, learn job-seeking skills, and create documents required for employment. Career and technical education instruction provides content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed in current or emerging professions. This binder does not contain all lesson plans for this course. This content can be used with any textbook or instructional materials. If locally adapted, make sure all TEKS are covered.
§127.2.c.3.C

investigate the steps required to participate in a variety of career and educational opportunities, including, but not limited to, entry-level employment, military service, apprenticeships, community and technical colleges, and universities;

Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers - Sign Me Up!

  • Resource ID: 20174
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will investigate the importance of  participation in curricular and extracurricular  activities in college and career preparation.

Lesson Plan: Career Investigations

  • Resource ID: 20044
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will investigate the professional skills needed for college and career success.

Investigating Careers

  • Grade Range:
The goal of this course is to create a foundation for success in high school, future studies, and careers such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Business and Industry; Public Service; Arts and Humanities; and Multidisciplinary Studies. The students research labor market information, learn job-seeking skills, and create documents required for employment. Career and technical education instruction provides content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed in current or emerging professions. This binder does not contain all lesson plans for this course. This content can be used with any textbook or instructional materials. If locally adapted, make sure all TEKS are covered.
§127.2.c.3.D

identify professional associations affiliated with a career pathway;

Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers - Sign Me Up!

  • Resource ID: 20174
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will investigate the importance of  participation in curricular and extracurricular  activities in college and career preparation.

Lesson Plan: Let’s Look at Professional Associations

  • Resource ID: 20041
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will identify professional associations affiliated with a career pathway.

Investigating Careers

  • Grade Range:
The goal of this course is to create a foundation for success in high school, future studies, and careers such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Business and Industry; Public Service; Arts and Humanities; and Multidisciplinary Studies. The students research labor market information, learn job-seeking skills, and create documents required for employment. Career and technical education instruction provides content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed in current or emerging professions. This binder does not contain all lesson plans for this course. This content can be used with any textbook or instructional materials. If locally adapted, make sure all TEKS are covered.
§127.2.c.3.E

recognize the value of community service and volunteerism; and

Lesson Plan: Can You Lend a Helping Hand?

  • Resource ID: 20037
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will recognize the value of service learning by identifying, planning, and implementing service learning activities with other students and community partners to address local and global issues. Students will also use technology to research service learning projects and models and reflect on a service learning experience.

Investigating Careers

  • Grade Range:
The goal of this course is to create a foundation for success in high school, future studies, and careers such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Business and Industry; Public Service; Arts and Humanities; and Multidisciplinary Studies. The students research labor market information, learn job-seeking skills, and create documents required for employment. Career and technical education instruction provides content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed in current or emerging professions. This binder does not contain all lesson plans for this course. This content can be used with any textbook or instructional materials. If locally adapted, make sure all TEKS are covered.
§127.2.c.3.F

demonstrate characteristics required for personal and professional success such as work ethics, integrity, dedication, perseverance, and interacting with diverse populations.

§127.2.c.4

The student investigates labor market information. The student is expected to:

§127.2.c.4.A

analyze national, state, regional, and local labor market information;

Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers - Career Pathways

  • Resource ID: 11277
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will investigate the 16 career pathways and the skills needed for college and career success.

Lesson Plan: Careers in BMAC using MAPP

  • Resource ID: 11266
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will explore a variety of careers within the Business Management Cluster and determine their interest level for each career opportunity.

Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers - Careers in Marketing Strategy

  • Resource ID: 11265
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students explore careers related to marketing education. Students will research marketing strategies and the impact of media and advertising on purchasing decisions.

Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers Using O*NET

  • Resource ID: 14242
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will perform in-depth research on careers, and produce several products using O*NET and other internet options.

Investigating Careers

  • Grade Range:
The goal of this course is to create a foundation for success in high school, future studies, and careers such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Business and Industry; Public Service; Arts and Humanities; and Multidisciplinary Studies. The students research labor market information, learn job-seeking skills, and create documents required for employment. Career and technical education instruction provides content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed in current or emerging professions. This binder does not contain all lesson plans for this course. This content can be used with any textbook or instructional materials. If locally adapted, make sure all TEKS are covered.
§127.2.c.4.B

classify evidence of high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand occupations based on analysis of labor market information; and

Lesson Plan: Careers in BMAC using MAPP

  • Resource ID: 11266
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will explore a variety of careers within the Business Management Cluster and determine their interest level for each career opportunity.

Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers - Careers in Marketing Strategy

  • Resource ID: 11265
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students explore careers related to marketing education. Students will research marketing strategies and the impact of media and advertising on purchasing decisions.

Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers Using O*NET

  • Resource ID: 14242
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will perform in-depth research on careers, and produce several products using O*NET and other internet options.

Investigating Careers

  • Grade Range:
The goal of this course is to create a foundation for success in high school, future studies, and careers such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Business and Industry; Public Service; Arts and Humanities; and Multidisciplinary Studies. The students research labor market information, learn job-seeking skills, and create documents required for employment. Career and technical education instruction provides content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed in current or emerging professions. This binder does not contain all lesson plans for this course. This content can be used with any textbook or instructional materials. If locally adapted, make sure all TEKS are covered.
§127.2.c.4.C

analyze the effects of changing employment trends, societal needs, and economic conditions on career planning.

Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers - Career Pathways

  • Resource ID: 11277
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will investigate the 16 career pathways and the skills needed for college and career success.

Lesson Plan: Careers in BMAC using MAPP

  • Resource ID: 11266
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students will explore a variety of careers within the Business Management Cluster and determine their interest level for each career opportunity.

Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers - Careers in Marketing Strategy

  • Resource ID: 11265
  • Grade Range: 7, 8
In this lesson, students explore careers related to marketing education. Students will research marketing strategies and the impact of media and advertising on purchasing decisions.

Investigating Careers

  • Grade Range:
The goal of this course is to create a foundation for success in high school, future studies, and careers such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Business and Industry; Public Service; Arts and Humanities; and Multidisciplinary Studies. The students research labor market information, learn job-seeking skills, and create documents required for employment. Career and technical education instruction provides content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed in current or emerging professions. This binder does not contain all lesson plans for this course. This content can be used with any textbook or instructional materials. If locally adapted, make sure all TEKS are covered.
§127.2.c.5

The student investigates job-seeking skills. The student is expected to:

§127.2.c.5.A

identify the steps for an effective job search;