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We are here to help you bring Competency-Based Education to your professional and higher education spaces. Through collaboration with administrators, faculty, external agencies and other universities, we support the development and growth of CBE programs at A&M-Commerce, across the state, and nationwide. We can assist in the creation and implementation of CBE programs to support Texas’ higher education plan, 60x30TX. You will be able to explore potential research collaborations that can impact the CBE field at large. Let us help support you in your CBE initiatives by contacting us today!
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Our work is aligned directly with the mission of A&M-Commerce to provide a personal, accessible and affordable educational experience for a diverse community of learners, engaging in creative discovery and dissemination of knowledge and ideas related to competency-based education.
In order to support our mission, the Institute serves as a campus, state and national collaboratory for innovation in order to:
- Assist institutions and state agencies with the development of competency-based programs.
- Work with policymakers and others to determine the effectiveness of competency-based programs.
- Share best practices in the development, implementation and study of competency-based education.
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These are just a few of the institutions we have partnered with to offer competency-based education pathways to their diverse student populations.
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Texas A&M University-Commerce has partnered with five other Texas higher education institutions for “Project Complete,” an initiative that provides grant funds to students who want to return to school and complete their degree. Through a competitive application process, the funds, totaling $300,000, were awarded from the Texas Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund and are part […]
Greater Texas Foundation announced a $783,524 grant to Texas A&M University-Commerce Foundation. The funds will be used to develop two competency-based degree programs and hire additional staff to support and advise adult learners. Competency-based programs provide affordable, flexible pathways to a bachelor’s degree for students who already have college credits, certifications or work experience. The […]
The sheriff of one of the most populous counties in Texas was able to complete his bachelor’s degree at his own pace and fulfill a decades-old promise he made to his mother, thanks to the Online Competency-Based Criminal Justice Program at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Sheriff Tracy Murphree of Denton County has come a long way […]
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on our community, the new College of Innovation and Design at Texas A&M University-Commerce will provide an institutional, non-need-based scholarship for displaced workers who enter the competency-based Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences–Organizational Leadership program beginning in summer 2020. This non-competitive scholarship is intended to assist […]
Since its launch in March 2019, the competency-based Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program at Texas A&M University-Commerce has grown from seven students to more than 100. The program puts a bachelor’s degree within the reach of thousands of Texas law enforcement workers, offering an affordable, flexible, accelerated path to graduation. The competency-based program […]
The American Institutes for Research has awarded the A&M-Commerce Institute for Competency-Based Education (ICBE) a $15,000 scholarship donation for research completed by Carlos Rivers, operations research analyst for ICBE. Rivers worked with the American Institutes for Research on a project titled “Evaluating Competency-Based Education in Postsecondary Settings and Building Institutional Capacity for Conducting Rigorous Research.” […]
Carlos Rivers, an analyst for the Texas A&M University-Commerce Institute of Competency-Based Education Operations Research, has been invited to join the National Advisory Board for Postsecondary Competency-Based Education and Learning Research. He will have a special role on the working group championing the National Survey of Postsecondary Competency-Based Education (NSPCBE). As a member of the […]