WBL Reference Library

This Reference Library provides quick access to laws, rules, guidelines, and other information commonly used when coordinating work-based learning (WBL) experiences in Texas. Use the sort and search tools to locate information on a specific topic. Visit the WBL Checklists & Templates library for samples of documents and forms commonly used in work-based learning programs. The WBL Instructional Resources library contains links to curriculum and other teaching resources for WBL. Use the Glossary to find the meanings of commonly used career and technical education acronyms and terms.

CategoryLink to ResourceDescriptionTopic
State AgencyTexas Education Agency Home PageHome Page for Texas Education AgencyTEA website; schools; students; teachers; counselors; administrators
State AgencyTEA Career and Technical EducationHome Page for Texas Education Agency CTE UnitCTE information, resources, guidelines, contact information
State AgencyTexas Workforce Commission (TWC)Home Page for Texas Workforce Commissionboards; WIA; WIOA; WorkInTexas; employment; employees; labor; job search
State LawsTexas Constitution and Statutes Quick SearchOnline tool for locating state lawsTexas laws; statutes; constitution; articles
State LawsTexas Education Code (TEC)State laws regarding educationTexas education laws; TEC; Texas Education Code
State LawsTexas Family CodeState laws regarding relationships by blood, marriage, or other affinity including marriage, parent-child, and child protectionTexas family laws; child protection; parents
State LawsTexas Family Code, Title 5 (e), §261State laws pertaining to reporting of child abuseTexas family laws; child abuse reporting; investigation of child abuse
State LawsTexas Labor CodeState laws regarding employees and employersTexas employment laws; employees; employers
State LawsTexas Labor Code. Chapter 51: Employment of Children
State laws regarding the employment of children (under age 18 years)Texas child labor laws; youth employment; student workers
State LawsTexas Payday LawTexas workforce Commission overview and guidance on compensation for workPay, wages, compensations, bonuses, payments
State RulesTexas Administrative Code (TAC)List of TAC titles with links to all state agency rules.Texas state agency rules; administration; TAC
State RulesTexas Education Rules (Title 19 TAC)State rules specific to education - Title 19 of the TACTexas education rules; Texas education agency; State Board of Education; State Board for Educator Certification; SBOE; SBEC; TEA
State RulesTexas Education Agency (19 TAC, Part 2)State rules administered by TEA - Part 2 of Title 19 of the TACTEA; Texas Education Agency; Title 19 Part 2
State RulesState Board for Educator Certification (19 TAC, Part 7)State rules administered by SBEC - Part 7 of Title 19 of the TACSBEC; Title 19 Part 7
State RulesTexas Educators Code of Ethics (19 TAC, Part 7, Chapter 247)Rules administered by SBEC regarding educator ethics and conductTeacher Code of Conduct; ethics; educator standards; standard practices
State RulesTeacher Certification Rules (19 TAC, Part 7, Chapter 233)SBEC rules regarding categories of classroom teaching certificationsState Board for Educator Certification; teacher certificates
State RulesTAC Rule §233.13 - CTE classroom certificates (not requiring work experience) Career and technical education classroom teaching certificates that do not require work experienceTexas CTE teaching certificates; CTE teachers
State RulesTAC Rule §233.14 - CTE certificates (requiring work experience)Career and technical education classroom teaching certificates that require work experienceTexas CTE teaching certificates; CTE teachers
State RulesTeacher Assignment Rules (19 TAC, Part 7, Chapter 231)SBEC requirements for public school personnel assignmentsTexas teacher classroom assignments; course assignments
State RulesTAC Rule §231.79 - Teacher Assignments, Career Development, Grades 6-8 SBEC teacher certifications for Middle School Career Development coursesteaching certificates; career development; career portals; exploring careers; Grades 6-8; personnel
State RulesTAC Rule §231.271 - Teacher Assignments, Career Development, Grades 9-12SBEC teacher certifications for High School Career Development coursesteaching certificates; career development; career preparation; Grades 9-12; personnel
State RulesTAC §231, Divisions 10-24 - Teacher Assignments for CTE, Grades 9-12SBEC teacher certifications for High School Career and Technical Education coursesteaching certificates; CTE; practicums; Grades 9-12; personnel
State RulesTEKS for Career DevelopmentTexas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career Development - Title 19, Part 2, Chapter 127 of the TACTEKS, career development courses; Texas Administrative Code; curriculum
State RulesTEKS for Career and Technical EducationTexas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career and Technical Education - Title 19, Part 2, Chapter 130 of the TACTEKS, career and technical education, CTE courses, Texas Administrative Code; curriculum
State RulesRules for Special Populations in CTECommissioner's rules concerning members of special populations in CTE19 TAC, Part 2, §75.1023, Title 19, career and technical education; curriculum; disabilities; students
State RulesStudent Attendance Accounting HandbookSAAH home page with links to current and legacy versions of the handbookPEIMS reporting; eligibility; funding; funds; FSP; Foundation School Program
State RulesTAC Title 22: State Examining BoardsList of State Examining Boards and their related rules in Texas Administrative CodeExaminers, certifications, licenses, licensures, commissions
State RulesTexas Workforce Commission Rules (40 TAC Part 20)State rules administered by the Texas Workforce Commissionchild labor, unemployment, apprenticeship, job matching, workers
TEA GuidancePEIMS Data Standards - Code Table C022WORD document of PEIMS Code Table C022 of state approved coursescourse codes; CO22; C022; TEA; Texas Education Agency
TEA GuidanceSchool Transportation Allotment HandbookTEA guidance regarding state funding for school transportationSchool transportation; bus; vehicles; funding; allotment; reporting
TEA GuidanceMyths and Facts - Student Industry Certification and Licensure - PDFTEA guidance regarding appropriate licensures and certifications for studentsstudent licenses, permits, certificates, certifications, PER, reports
TEA GuidanceOverview of Education Laws and RulesTEA webpage providing overview of federal and state education laws and ruleseducation laws, rules, no child left behind, NCLB, SBOE, SBEC
TEA GuidanceCTE Program Access Review MonitoringTEA overview and guidance on federal program access requirements for CTEPAR, anti-discrimination, Section 504, ADA, Civil Rights, Perkins, compliance
TEA GuidanceCTE Program Access Review ResourcesTEA guidance documents and resources for CTE compliance with program access requirementsCTE, PAR, compliance, PAR indicators, nondiscrimination, annual notifications
TEA GuidanceTEA Graduation ToolkitDownloadable booklet and flyers explaining Texas graduation requirements and endorsements High school diploma, endorsements, Foundation High School Program, FSHP
Federal LawsCarl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006U.S. Department of Education overview and history of the Perkins ActFederal CTE legislation
Federal LawsCarl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 - PDF PDF document of full text of amended Perkins legislation passed by 109th U.S. CongressFederal CTE legislation
Federal LawsFair Labor Standards Act Reference GuideU.S. Department of Labor online reference guide to the FLSAU.S. hour and wage laws; employment; child labor; minimum wage
Federal LawsNo Child Left Behind (NCLB)TEA website overview of NCLB and U.S. Elementary and Secondary Education ActFederal education laws; NCLB; ESEA; Texas Education Agency ESEA Unit
Federal LawsFamily Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) U.S. Department of Education overview and guidance on FERPAPrivacy protection of student education records
Federal LawsCivil Rights Act of 1965U.S. Department of Education overview and guidance on laws prohibiting race and national origin discriminationAnti-discrimination laws; minority rights protection
Federal LawsSex Discrimination in Education: Title IX of Education Amendments of 1972 U.S. Department of Education overview and guidance on laws prohibiting sex discriminationNondiscrimination laws; minority rights protection; gender; pregnancy; sexual harrassment
Federal LawsAmericans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008U.S. Department of Education overview and guidance on laws prohibiting discrimination based on disabilityADA, Nondiscrimination laws; minority rights protection; Section 504
Federal LawsU.S. Department of Education IDEA WebsiteU.S. Department of Education website on Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004Nondiscrimination laws; minority rights protection; FAPE, free appropriate public education; disabled
Federal GuidanceU.S. Department of Labor WHD PublicationsA-Z list of federal wage and hour publications that can be viewed, downloaded, and orderedFederal employment law brochures, printed materials, fact sheets, posters
Federal GuidanceU.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour DivisionU.S. Department of Labor index to fact sheets on federal labor lawsWHD Fact Sheets; DOL publications; employers; employees; child labor; youth minimum wage
Federal GuidanceChild Labor in Nonagricultural Occupations (FSLA)U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division guidance on child labor in nonagricultural occupationsChild Labor Bulletin 101, WH-1330; hazardous occupations; HOs
Federal GuidanceChild Labor in Agricultural Occupations (FSLA)U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division guidance on child labor in agricultural occupationsChild Labor Bulletin 102, WH-1295; hazardous occupations; agriculture; HO/A
Federal GuidanceOSHA Standards and Training GuidelinesOccupational Safety & Health Administration training requirementsOSHA training guidelines, OSHA standards
Federal GuidanceForm WH-205: Application to Employ Student-Learners at Subminimum WageU.S. Department of Wage and Hour Division guidance on completing Form WH-205WHD, employer application to pay students below minimum wage
Federal AgencyU.S. Equal Employment Opportunity CommissionEEOC Home Page - Federal agency that enforces equal employment laws)-Enforcement of equal rights; anti-discrimination law enforcement for workers
Federal AgencyU.S. Department of CommerceDOC Home Page - Federal agency that administers laws promoting jobs and economic sustainabilityAdministers laws related to business, industry, trade, imports, exports, economy, census, NOAA
Federal AgencyU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyEPA Home Page - Federal agency that enforces environmental lawsEnvironment, clean water, toxic substances, climate change, air quality
Federal AgencyU.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesHHS Home Page - Federal agency that administers health and public services lawsPublic health, healthcare, children, families, disease control, FDA, food & drug, HIPAA, Affordable Care Act
UIL GuidanceTEA-UIL Side-by-SideUniversity Scholastic League guide to extracurricular activities for Texas schoolsUIL notice of TEA regulations and policies relating to interscholastic activities
ReferenceAchieveTexas College and Career InitiativeTEA career and technical education initiative to promote student successPrograms of study, crosswalks, career counseling, career planning
ReferenceOccupational Outlook HandbookU.S.Department of Labor A-Z index of occupational informationJob research, career research, employment projections
ReferenceYouth At Work: Making the Most of Work-Based LearningTexas Workforce Commission Youth Program Initiative publication on work-based learningTWC tips for creating and supporting WBL, training teachers, employers, youth, students
ReferenceRegistered Apprenticeships A-Z IndexAlphabetically list of careers and occupations with apprenticeships registered with the U.S. Department of LaborApprenticeships, career planning, post-secondary education, MyNextMove
ReferenceMy Next Move Online Career Planning GuideAmerican Job Center Network partner site for researching careersCareer research, occupational interests, industry jobs