Ensure that your students understand careers they may not even have heard of yet.

Throughout a student’s education, Texas has tasked educators with guiding them through college options. Texas OnCourse has made it easier than ever to meet requirements and provide students with the knowledge necessary to reach their dreams. These tools will help educators explore hundreds of jobs with students as young as seventh grade.

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Meet career exploration TEKS.

Our career exploration game, MiddleGalaxy, is a fun way for middle schoolers to learn about career paths. An accompanying curriculum guide comes with lesson plans to make it easy to use in class.

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Make the most of career assessments.

So far, students probably know about the jobs they’ve seen people do. Help them broaden their horizons. All Texas educators have free access to the Texas OnCourse Academy so they can understand which career assessments can help and how. Educators can also use the resources listed here to access tests and tools.

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Understand labor market information.

You’re helping students navigate an unknown future. They may not understand that some jobs will grow in the next decade while others will become less important. Train educators to use labor market information in class and access tools for students to interact with.

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Access cold, hard facts about money.

Students may not understand how their chosen job will impact their future lifestyle. Tools like those from our partners at the Texas Workforce Commission enable students to learn about career choices that meet their financial needs.

Important Dates and Deadlines

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GRADE 8

Prep for personal graduation planning and high school registration

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GRADE 8

Choose your endorsement!

All Resources for Jobs and Careers

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