EDU 491/591 Competency-Based Education (CBE) / Proficiency-Based Education (PBE)
Personalizing Learning with Competency-Based Education
In April 2021, the Montana Legislature approved funding to strengthen the preparation of the state’s educators to understand and implement proficiency-based/competency-based education. One of the ways to do this is by offering undergraduate and graduate level courses at NO COST.
That’s right, no cost to you. Students enrolled in a pre-service teacher preparation program in Montana OR current in-service teachers or school leaders can earn these credits for FREE.
EDU 491 Competency-Based Education, Instructor: Dr. Jeannie Chipps, [email protected]
EDU 591 Competency-Based Education, Instructor: Dr. Hailey Hancock, [email protected]
A multitude of schools, districts, and entire states, such as New Hampshire, are shifting away from the traditional, time-based, Carnegie model of instruction. These innovators, including some rural schools in Montana, are developing and implementing what the Federal Department of Education identifies as Competency-Based Education (CBE). CBE includes personalized, mastery, project-based, and blended and/or virtual teaching/learning. This course will introduce future and practicing educators to these various teaching/learning modalities and prepare educators to compete for employment in these schools and districts or prepare educators to implement these modalities in their own classes/districts.
|EDU 491 (designed for
undergraduate pre-service teachers)
|EDU 591 (designed for
in-service teachers, & school leaders)
By the end of this course, students will also be able to:
Content of the Course
Would you like to sign up for this course?
It will be offered:
|Summer 2022 -||4 week course (June 13 - July 8) with daily expectations for learning|
|Summer 2022 -||4 week course (July 11 - Aug 5) with daily expectations for learning|
|Fall 2022 -||8 week course (Oct 17 - Dec 15)|
|Spring 2023 -||8 week course (March 13 - May 11)|
|Summer 2023 -||(≈June 26 - Aug 4)|
|Fall 2023 -||first 8 weeks (Aug 23 - Oct 15)|
|Fall 2023 -||second 8 weeks (Oct 16 - Dec 15)|
Please click the link and complete the brief interest form.
Personalizing Learning & Competency-Based Education course interest form. (EDU 491/591)
For the follow-up EDU 492/592 which focuses on completing an action research project in a classroom of your choosing, using the techniques and strategies learned in EDU 491/591, please click the link for the brief interest form.
Spring 2023, EDU 492/592 Competency-Based Education course interest form