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School of Education

Advanced Certificate in Work Based Learning

an online program

Is your school…

  • Offering a NYS-approved Career and Technical Education program?
  • Preparing for the new Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential?

Then you should add a Work-Based Learning extension to your certification!

Hofstra University’s Advanced Certificate in Work Based Learning Extension is an online program that consists of two courses: SED 211 and SED 212.  This extension to your teaching certification enables you to place students in a variety of work-based learning activities such as career exploration, internships, cooperative work experience, and community-based work experience programs.  Paid work experience outside the classroom is required, and graduates are prepared for one of the following extensions:

Career Development #8982
For those with Grades 7-12 Career and Technical Education Certification

Career Awareness #8981
For those with Grades 7-12 or School Counselor Certification

Essential Components of the Program

  • Workforce Readiness
  • Advisory Boards
  • Career Assessment and Career Plans
  • Employability Skills
  • Employer’s Memorandum of Agreement
  • Student Assessment

View more information about Work Based Learning Extension, Adv. Cert curriculum and admission requirements.

Explore dual teacher certification in Work Based Learning and the following areas:

For more information, please contact:
Marsha Iverson
Program Director
Phone: 516-463-7284
Email: Marsha.Iverson{at}hofstra.edu

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Thomas Grimes

I am currently a graduate student at Hofstra pursuing a degree in education with a focus in business. I also run a full time business manufacturing professional water crafts, which include surfboards, paddle boards and skimboards. In my previous life I was in finance. I got my series 7 and series 63 licenses to become a stockbroker but didn’t feel satisfaction in my work. I wanted to feel like I could actually make a difference in someone’s life and based on my experiences, I thought teaching business could fulfill that void.

I didn’t know much about the Work Based Learning certification until I was preparing to register for the classes. What WBL aims to do is provide hands-on experiences for students in order to sever the gap between the workforce and school environments. Going forward, I am most definitely going to create or push to further develop a WBL program in the district that I am going to teach in. I feel this program will give the school as well as local businesses many benefits and it will provide major credentials for students. 

-Thomas Grimes, M.S.Ed. in Business Education