Embedding and Aligning Certifications with Academic Programs


This playbook is designed to explore the key issues associated with embedding and/or aligning certifications with academic degree and certificate programs. It provides:

  • Insights to different stakeholders about the benefits of this approach.
  • Information about the characteristics of certifications. 
  • Questions that can be asked to help assess quality.
  • Elements to consider when deciding whether to align or embed a certification.
  • Case studies of how postsecondary institutions are implementing this approach. 

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