Rasmussen College Expands Competency-Based Education Model to Its First Associate’s Degree Programs
Flex Choice® Competency-Based Education program model now available to Business Management and Early Childhood Education Associate’s students
Minneapolis (May 7, 2018)—Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced the expansion of its Flex Choice® Competency-Based Education (CBE) program model to the College’s first two Associate’s degree programs—Business Management and Early Childhood Education (ECE).* The learning model provides students with an efficient, relevant and flexible way to earn a college degree. Students interested in enrolling in the Business Management or ECE Associate’s degree programs now have the option of taking CBE courses, which are delivered in self-paced modules with robust faculty interaction and graded instruction while also giving students flexibility over how they manage their time. Enrollment in both programs is immediately available with classes beginning in July.
To learn more about the Rasmussen College Flex Choice CBE program model, please visit rasmussen.edu/degrees/flex-choice/.
“Rasmussen College believes strongly in competency-based education for all students, which is why we are proud to now offer Flex Choice CBE courses to Associate’s degree-level students—a population we have a long history of serving,” said Brooks Doherty, assistant vice president of academic innovation at Rasmussen College. “Competency-based education has grown rapidly in recent years and has become an in-demand, flexible learning option that prepares students to flourish in today’s ever-changing world and workforce. Most CBE programs are offered at the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree levels. We believe Associate’s students—many of whom are adult learners—have life and work experience they can bring to the classroom. Our CBE programs allow students to show what they know when they know it—an opportunity we are excited to extend to our Associate’s degree students.”
Efficient, Relevant and Flexible Path to Earning a Degree
Rasmussen College Flex Choice CBE programs offer a mix of traditional and self-paced course options. Within both options, students engage with rich, interactive content while collaborating with faculty and fellow students to learn the course material. The self-paced CBE courses allow students to demonstrate skills they already have from either previous college or work experience by completing coursework that is project-based and reflects real-life scenarios. Students can adjust their workload to move more quickly or slowly through courses as family or work schedules change, meaning student learning is measured by the demonstration of skills and competencies, rather than by hours spent in a classroom.
The Rasmussen College Flex Choice CBE program model, which first launched in fall 2016 with the College’s seven Business Bachelor’s degree-completion programs, is now available across 12 programs. Approximately 1,100 students are currently enrolled in a Flex Choice CBE program. Rasmussen College expects continued enrollment growth in its competency-based education programs.
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