A Call to Competency-Based Education and Innovative Models in Teacher Preparation Programs

Colleges and universities offer a range of teacher preparation programs to cater to the diverse educational needs and career goals of its students. From bachelor’s programs that provide a foundation in educational theory and teaching methods to advanced graduate degrees in curriculum development, specialized teaching areas, and leadership, variety in program offerings abound. However, these […]

Personalized, Competency-based Learning: Unlocking the Potential of Every Learner

Why are K-12 and higher ed both shifting toward competency-based education, and how can they align so that learners are ready for what’s next? By Matt Williams, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, KnowledgeWorks Four decades removed from a Nation at Risk, we are at a crisis point in education, with the very purpose […]

National Non-profit Leading Charge on Competency-based Learning Hires Proven Innovator and Educational Strategist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NASHVILLE, Tenn., September 26, 2023 — The Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN), the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to focusing education on what learners know and can do, announced the appointment of Lisa McIntyre-Hite, Ph.D. as the first executive vice president & COO of C-BEN Solutions — providing strategic guidance and implementation support […]

Press Release: Guides Launched for Financial Aid and Registrar Leaders to Grow Competency-Based Education

The Competency-Based Education Network, with support from AACRAO and Regent Education, to help registrars and financial aid leaders support competency-based learning programs NASHVILLE, TN (June 28, 2023) — The Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN), the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), and Regent Education announced today the release of Enrollment Management & Competency-Based […]

CBE Gaining Momentum and Attention

Our movement is committed to making competencies the future of learning: making education and training more flexible, responsive, and valuable for all learners. April saw a number of announcements and achievements from supporting Native American economic advancement to driving skill-based hiring in Alabama that showcase the opportunity and power of CBE to enhance access, equity […]

Competency-Based Education Network Appoints Dr. Laurie Dodge as First Leader of Quality Assurance and Accreditation

C-BEN expands staff, membership, and offerings to meet the growing needs of higher education leaders and employers NASHVILLE, TN (April 4, 2023) — The Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) announced today the hiring of Dr. Laurie Dodge as the organization’s first Vice President of Quality Assurance and Accreditation. Dodge’s appointment is part of a significant expansion […]

Types of CBE Models in the US: 31 Flavors & Counting — a Collective Call to Action

It’s an exciting time to be in the competency-based education (CBE) community! Many dedicated administrators, faculty, and staff are exploring unique approaches to program design, instruction, student support, and all the other aspects that shape learners’ experiences, all aimed at serving learners better. Although some CBE components are common — for instance, organizing curricula around […]

C-BEN and Singapore Institute of Technology Partnership Takes CBE Global

C-BEN President Charla Long traveled to Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) in July 2022 to support their CBE efforts. Joining Long was Dr. Laurie Dodge, provost at University of Massachusetts Global. The goals for the visit included exploring competency-based learning and integrating it into international institutions. Long facilitated sessions on topics that are integral to […]