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High School Endorsements & Career Paths


Labor Market and Career Information: Prepare for Endorsement & Career Choice

High school endorsements consist of a related series of courses that are grouped together by interest or skill set. They provide students with in-depth knowledge of a subject area. Students must select an endorsement in the ninth grade.


Learn About the 5 Endorsements Here


Students can choose from five endorsement areas:

  1. Science, Technology, Engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
  2. Business and Industry
  3. Public Service
  4. Arts and Humanities
  5. Multi-Disciplinary Studies

Which endorsement is best for your future career?

The Texas Workforce Commission can help you pick!

At this webpage, you can learn about the five major endorsement areas of the Foundation Graduation Program—and which jobs they lead to.

For each endorsement, you'll learn:

And of course you'll learn which courses to take now—in high school—to complete each endorsement.