Competency Based Education: An Executive Summary

Competency based education is meeting the demand for continuing education programs that emphasize the skills (competencies) of a student instead of knowledge alone. This document provides the aspects of “what we understand” to be the scope of work for a college in Washington. The scope of work includes a competency-based educational program, course development and design, as well as proposed program resources for the continuing education department. We will provide central oversight of online program development and delivery, instructional design, media development, and faculty training and support for competency-based online learning.