2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    Jun 21, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Competency-Based Learning Certificate

Location(s): Brookings Main Campus, Online

Program Coordinator/Contact

Anne Karabon, Director
School of Education, Counseling & Human Development
Wenona Hall 108, Box 507

Program Information

The Competency-Based Learning Certificate will provide K-12 educators with expertise and experience on competency-based planning, teaching, and assessment. In addition, program completers, will explore personalized, remote, and blended learning environments.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students in the Competency-Based Learning Certificate will be able to:

  • Explain and critique the foundational elements of competency-based learning.
  • Critique techniques and approaches in competency-based learning programs.
  • Develop strategies to cultivate learning environments and stakeholders.
  • Analyze the learning sciences behind effective universal design and competency-based learning.
  • Create teaching strategies which invoke universal design and competency-based learning.
  • Develop and conduct program evaluations for competency-based learning programs.
  • Review and select technology which facilitates competency-based learning programs.
  • Create personalized learning lessons and assessments.
  • Create and deliver lessons in remote and blended teaching formats.

Course Delivery Format

Coursework for this program will be delivered online.

Total Required Credits: 9

Additional Admission Requirements

TOEFL: 71 Internet-based
TOEFL Essentials: 7.5
IELTS: 6.0
Duolingo: 100

Please refer to the following for additional information: Graduate School Admissions

Additional Information

Students enrolled in SDSU certificate programs are not eligible for federal student financial aid. The non-federal alternative loan programs may be used for students meeting the lender criteria as found at www.sdstate.edu (search alternative loans). For further information, please contact the SDSU financial aid office at 605-688-4695 or finaid@sdstate.edu.