WBL Credit Bearing Course
As with all Work-based Learning experiences, credit bearing courses like internships, cooperative learning, and mentoring should be STUDENT LED.
The Students’ WBL Resources page has step by step instructions aligned with the Educators’ information below.
Students can earn high school Carnegie units and compensation, if offered by employer
• Internships, Co-ops & Mentoring (60 hours = ½ credit; 120 hours = 1 credit)
WBL Credit Bearing Courses count toward the special recognition of “Completer” at graduation, further enhancing students’ college & career readiness. Students turn in a weekly journal and signed timesheets to their Teacher of Record. Two supervisor evaluations are completed, one at the mid-point, and one at the end of the experience. Academic credit requirements, compensation, and activities vary with each WBL placement.
Additional WBL Information for Educators
Per the SC Department of Education Work-based Learning Manual published annually by the Office of Career and Technology Education, a Work-based Learning Credit Bearing Course is a structured stand-alone course that is taken in a CTE Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP)-coded program. Each work-based learning course (credit-bearing) has an assigned CTE course code, and guidelines must be followed in order to award the unit of credit upon successful completion of the course.
The student is supervised by a content-specific, certified teacher known as the Teacher of Record during the experience. The Work-Based Learning credit-bearing course must be a part of the student’s major and/or IGP. Curriculum standards and employability skills are specific to the CTE course and must be mastered during the work-based experience and documented. Graded assignments are required and in alignment with course standards.
Regularly scheduled worksite visits are conducted by the Teacher of Record (or a district representative) and documented. All required paperwork between the high school and sponsoring worksite is kept on file at the school. WBL Credit Bearing Course experience is NOT documented on the student’s Work-Based Learning page in PowerSchool, but entered on the student’s transcript by course code. The school guidance department can assist with the correct course code, and any questions can be answered by the CTE Support Team.
Use the forms below for WBL for Course Credit
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