In the State of Texas there are five Endorsement Areas for high school students. The Endorsement Areas consist of Arts and Humanities, Business and Industry, Multi-Disciplinary Studies, Public Service, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Students must select an Endorsement Area upon entering the ninth grade. Students earn an endorsement by completing the curriculum requirements for the endorsement, including a fourth credit of math and science and two additional elective credits.
Endorsements consist of a related series of courses that are grouped together, by interest or skill set, into a Program of Study. For example, within the Endorsement Area of Business and Industry there is a wide array of Programs of Study such as Welding Technology, Accounting, Animal Science, Business Management, and many more for students to select as a Program of Study.
Please view the Endorsement Area videos below for an overview. For information on the Multi-Disciplinary Studies endorsement please contact your high school counselor.
Our Graduation Requirements page provides further details on the following topics:
General Overview of Endorsements
Arts and Humanities Endorsement
Business and Industry Endorsement
Public Service Endorsement
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Endorsement