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
Visit the Hofstra University Bulletin for more information about curriculum and admission requirements.
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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