Competency-based education arrives at three major public institutions @insidehighered

The Wisconsin System’s “Flexible Option” is the most extensive and established of the programs. Its five competency-based, online credentials, which range from a certificate to bachelor’s degrees, are designed mostly for adult students with some college credits but no degree. And they are offered by the system’s two-year institutions, its extension program, and the Milwaukee campus — not the Madison campus with the lake and the 80,000-seat Camp Randall Stadium.


As a graduate of a competency based masters program at Western Governors University I can attest to significant self-directed learning skills needed to earn a ‘competency based’ degree. 


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