With a universe of information available at the click of a mouse, the Information Age has drastically changed everything about the world around us. Now more than ever, people are utilizing the internet and modern technology to educate themselves on nearly every topic imaginable.
Competency-Based Education (CBE) is an educational method that leverages the power of technology to match the skills most needed in a 21st century workforce with a formal degree program. The unique structure of the program requires students to concretely demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities, without requiring them to sit through a traditional 8 or 12 week course. Rather than focusing on teaching new concepts to students, Competency-Based Education assesses and awards credit for already proven capabilities and skills, then provides an education plan customized to the students educational needs. Students can move through the program as quickly as they like, but must demonstrate mastery over a concept before moving on.
In a bi-partisan attempt to make college more affordable, accessible, and relevant to employer needs, the White House has released a call to action encouraging colleges and universities to innovate. Competency-Based Education is Brandman's response to the need for affordability, accessibility, consistency, and increased quality of educational instruction. Additional information about this exciting initiative can be found by exploring the following links: