NYS LEARNING STANDARDS FOR CDOS
(Career Development and Occupational Studies)
PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH:
Knowledge and skills needed for transition from
school to work.
Knowledge and skills needed for changes in technology.
Activities that test application of theory.
Exposure to career options.
A career plan.
THREE LEVELS OF CDOS STANDARDS:
Career Development: explore career options
Integrated Learning: apply knowledge and skills to workplace
Universal Foundation Skills: demonstrate mastery of foundation skills and competencies
Career Majors: acquire skills and knowledge for a specific career (click for example)
THE FOUNDATION SKILLS require that the student be competent in:
Reading, writing, arithmetic, and mathematics, speaking, and listening
Thinking creatively, making decisions, solving problems, seeing things in the mind's eye, knowing how to learn, and reasoning
Individual responsibility, self-esteem, sociability, self-management, and integrity
THE COMPETENCIES require that the student productively use:
Allocating time, money, material, space, and staff
Working on teams, teaching others, serving customers, leading, negotiating, and working well with people from culturally diverse backgrounds
Acquiring and evaluating data, organizing and maintaining files, interpreting and communicating, and using computers to process information
Understanding social, organizational, and technological systems, monitoring and correcting performance, and designing or improving systems
Selecting equipment and tools, applying technology to specific tasks, and maintaining and troubleshooting technologies