Educators’ WBL Internship Tool Kit
Credit bearing WBL 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 most internship hosts offer compensation.
• Internships, Co-ops & Mentoring (60 hours = ½ credit; 120 hours = 1 credit)
WBL Credit Bearing Courses count toward the special recognition of “CTE Completer” at graduation, further enhancing student resumes and future readiness.
Students approved for this course must at minimum turn in a weekly journal and proof of the hours worked to their Teacher of Record.
TWO supervisor evaluations must be completed, one at the mid-point, and one at the end of the WBL term. 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 work site visits are conducted by the Teacher of Record (or a district representative) and documented. All required paperwork between the high school and sponsoring work site is kept on file at the school. WBL Credit Bearing Course grade is recorded on the student’s transcript by the School Counseling office, and also documented on the student’s Work-Based Learning page in PowerSchool in the College and Career Readiness section at the top of the page. The School Counseling 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
(CCSD Intranet access may be required)