Competency Based Education

eXtension is implementing the capability for you to offer competency-based education (CBE) into your programs. CBE will also enhance eXtension’s professional development offerings. With CBE, your programs will align more directly with the roles your programs support, such as volunteer training as well as increasing the skills of Extension professionals. For example, the Climate Learning Network CBE framework identifies the training and resources necessary to become a Climate Literate Extension Professional.

Right now, we are developing tools to align resources and training with the needs of Extension Professionals. Our CBE vision is detailed in the two whitepapers below. The first whitepaper summarizes eXtension’s goal of transforming professional development through competency-based education. The second whitepaper describes eXtension’s Competency Framework Development (CFD) process.