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Teacher Certification Program: A program designed to prepare students to meet the require­ments for certification as teachers.

Teacher Education and Compensa­tion Helps: A program of the Early Childhood Association of Oklahoma that provides scholarships to help child care providers acquire a child care credential or associate degree.

Teacher Internship: Opportunities for academic teachers to spend time within an industry to de­termine how their subject area is integrated into the employment setting.

Teacher Salary Supplement: The reimbursement to comprehensive schools from the ODCTE to aug­ment the salary of CTE teachers.

Teachers-As-Advisers: A system that provides educational and career planning with parental involvement for all students by matching student groups with a teacher adviser for a certain period of time.

TechConnect: Foundation programs designed to transition ninth- and 10th-grade students to the next level of career development. The program provides foundational competency experiences by focusing on integration of rigorous academics, all aspects of the industry, employability and techni­cal skills.

TechConnect Plus: Career specific programs designed for 11th- and 12th-grade students in comprehensive high schools to build more effectively on the experiences at the ninth- and 10th-grade level through more rigorous career and technology content and focused experiences in technical/trade content areas.

Technical Assistance: Services provided by the ODCTE to CareerTech programs to ensure compliance with standards and state and federal regulations and to assure the quality of the pro­grams.

Technology Center Services: The divi­sion of the ODCTE that serves as the liaison between technology center administrators and the department.

Technology Centers That Work: An improvement initiative to help shared timed centers review and implement the actions needed to produce high-demand, high-wage graduates who will be leaders in their selected careers.

Technology Engineering Courses: Course offerings that provide hands-on career ex­ploration experiences and improve technological literacy.

Technology Student Association: The CareerTech student organization for students enrolled in technology engineering and Gateway To Technology.

Tech Prep: An education reform movement whose goal is to increase the number of Oklahoma CTE students who complete high school with college credit; pursue and complete postsecondary credentials, industry-recognized certificates or degrees; and are employed in the fields for which they were prepared. it operates through the focused strategies of career majors, preparatory services, professional development and accountability. Federal funding was discontinued in FY11.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: A federal block grant created by the passage of the Personal Responsibility Work Op­portunity Reconciliation Act of 1996; designed to assist eligible families with dependent children that meet the income/resource standards set out in the state TANF plan.

Testing Division: A division of the ODCTE that develops, maintains and analyzes competency tests for occupational programs and licensing agencies.

Testing Liaison: The person in a comprehensive high school, technology center or skills center who coordinates communication of information regarding competency testing issues between the Testing Division and CareerTech instructors at that facility.

Trade and Industrial Education Division: The division of the ODCTE that administers the training of students in a wide variety of trade and industrial careers.

Trade and Industrial Education Programs: Course offerings that are designed to prepare students for careers in several trade and industrial-related clusters. Instruction encompasses areas of study such as concepts, layout, design, materials, pro­duction, assembly, quality control, maintenance, troubleshooting, construction and repair and service of industrial, commercial and residential goods and products.

Training for Existing Industry Initiative: An economic development incentive that provides training to an organization’s existing employees to increase competitiveness. Training is provided at no cost for qualifying organizations.

Training for Industry Programs: An economic development incentive that provides employee training for qualifying companies that create new jobs in Oklahoma. This training is provided at no cost to the companies.

Training Plan: A document listing observable du­ties and tasks that an intern or worksite learning student should master while participating in an internship or work-based experience.

Transcript: The official school record of a student’s performance showing all course work completed, including course titles, course hours, grades or other evaluations earned and grading scale.

Transportability: The ease by which project activi­ties and results may be replicated at other sites, such as through the development and use of guides or manuals that provide step-by-step directions for others to follow to initiate similar efforts and reproduce comparable results.


 

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