Principles of Competency-based Education

About this Learning Experience
Learn how competency-based education differs from traditional education. Explore practical exercises, work samples, and assessments to help you grasp the principles for designing competency-based education.

Intended Audience
This module is designed for career and technical education professionals, corporate training specialists, course designers, training coordinators, curriculum specialists, and educational specialists interested in developing a Competency-based Education program.  

Learning Objectives
This module will introduce strategies to apply the principles of competency-based education to educational and workforce settings. At the end of the learning experience, you should be able to:

  • Define competency-based education
  • Identify the key principles of competency-based education
  • Describe the stages of competence
  • Identify competencies and conduct a needs assessment
  • Differentiate between competency-based education and traditional education
  • Align assessments to competencies and objectives

$200  $98
We know this period of uncertainty is challenging, and we have reduced the price of our online learning modules from $200 to $98 to support you in the investment of your own professional development. We applaud you for taking this time to be proactive, learn new skills, and advance your career.

Approximately one hour, four weeks allotted for completion

This online module provides an asynchronous (does not take place in real-time), self-paced learning experience available 24/7 that allows four weeks for completion. You will engage with pre and post self-knowledge checks, videos, and real-world scenario examples designed to bring the content to life in a dynamic, flexible format without the constraints of a scheduled class meeting time.

You will earn a digital badge and non-credit academic certificate upon completion of the online module. Our non-credit academic certificates are designed for professionals who complete a minimum number of equivalent contact hours of online education modules with or without continuing education units (CEUs), in a select topic area.

Included in product

  • Rich Learning Content
  • Interactive Quizzes
  • Work Samples
  • Practical Application
  • Taught by Subject Matter Experts
  • Self-Paced Learning
  • Digital Badge
  • Non-Credit Academic Certificate



Principles of Competency-based Education