Work-Based Learning

Work-Based Learning (WBL) Coordinator Endorsement

UMES at the Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI)

The WBL courses are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels for the MSDE work-based learning coordinator endorsement. Graduate level WBL courses can be applied as electives toward the master’s degree. The table below depicts the course sequence for the WBL endorsement at the undergraduate level or the graduate level. Please complete the form on this page to receive directions about how to enroll in these courses.

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Undergraduate CourseWhen Offered
EDTE 467: Instructional Analysis and Curriculum DevelopmentFall
EDTE 480: Coordination of WBL ProgramsSpring
EDTE 445: American Industry and Global CompetitionSummer
Graduate CourseWhen Offered
CTED 665: WBL Instructional Management and Curriculum DevelopmentFall
CTED 607: Coordination of Work Experience ProgramsSpring
CTED 655: Contemporary Workplace PracticesSummer

Important Details about the WBL Course Sequence

The Work-Based Learning course sequence (3 courses/9 credits) can be taken in any order and lead to the MSDE endorsement for WBL. The WBL courses are open to those who hold a valid teaching certification from MSDE because the WBL endorsement is added to an existing MSDE teaching certification. School counselors and career counselors/coaches may also find these courses helpful. Courses can be taken at either the undergraduate or graduate level. The graduate level courses can also apply as elective courses toward the Master’s degree in CTE. Teachers who can submit documented evidence of 1,000 hours of wage-earning, non-teaching occupational experience within the past 10 years; OR participation in a 150 hour industry externship experience may not have to complete the EDTE 445/CTED 655 course. The EDTE 445/CTED 655 courses are offered in person at BMI and at local business sites in the summer for six days to meet COMAR 13a.12.02.16 regulations. All other WBL courses are offered in a synchronous/asynchronous online hybrid format to serve teachers from across the state. Please contact us for more details.

Total Credits for WBL Coordinator Endorsement: 9


How to Enroll in the WBL Endorsement Courses

Please contact us or fill out the form at the top of this page so we can assist you with enrolling in the correct courses. Please do not apply without contacting us first.


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Undergraduate WBL Course Descriptions

(Note: Credit Hours are given in parentheses)

EDTE 445: American Industry and Global Competition (3)

This course is an examination of American business and industry in relation to current and future global economy trends. All aspects of the industry are covered including planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, principles of technology, labor issues, community issues, and health, safety, and environmental issues.

EDTE 467: Instructional Analysis and Curriculum Development (3)

This advanced curriculum design course covers how to design a standards-based unit of instruction based on an instructional analysis in a content area in order to develop curriculum materials. Students learn how to design, implement, and evaluate technology-oriented curriculum. Emphasis is placed on the integration and utilization of national and state content standards not only in Technology Education but also on academic areas such as math and science. Based on these standards and the backward mapping process, goals, objectives, indicators, student learning activities, instructional materials, and assessment instruments are designed.

EDTE 480: Coordination of WBL Programs (3)

Study of a variety of work-based learning programs will be covered including cooperative work experience internships, mentorships, job shadowing, and appreticeship. Mission, trends and current practices in these programs will be discussed. Methods and techniques of coordination in comprehensive and part-time programs at the secondary and adult levels are covered.


Graduate WBL Course Descriptions

(Note: Credit Hours are given in parentheses)

CTED 607: Coordination of Work Experience Programs (3)

A variety of work-based learning programs will be covered including the career research and development program, cooperative work experience, internships, mentorships, job shadowing, and apprenticeships. Mission, trends and current practices in these programs will be discussed. Methods and techniques of coordination in comprehensive and part-time programs at the secondary and adult levels are covered.

CTED 655: Contemporary Workplace Practices (3)

This course analyzes American industry in relation to current trends in globalization and future competitive trends. Organizational structures, personnel needs, production, quality, and competition in selected manufacturing and construction enterprises are covered. Leadership, human resource management, organizational performance, strategic planning, and customer satisfaction are major themes covered through site-visits and class presentations.  Students learn how each business affects the local, regional and national economy, the role of education in helping American companies stay competitive, and industry expectations for the skills and education needed by interns and future employees. Students will research a career field through a survey instrument and provide a comprehensive report.

CTED 665: Work-Based Learning: Instructional Management and Curriculum Development (3)

This course helps an individual design an instructional program and curriculum materials for work-based learning based on thorough instructional analysis process.  Topics include content standards, instructional analysis, student performance objectives, curriculum design, instructional resources, Universal Design for Learning, work-based learning lesson plans, and assessment.  The purpose of the course is to help teachers acquire new knowledge and skills necessary to create rigorous, high-quality unit and lesson plans for CRD and WBL programs that lead to increased student achievement.


For more information on these courses and the WBL endorsement, please contact:

Tyler S. Love, Ph.D., DTE
Professor, Department of the Built Environment
Director of Graduate Studies in Career and Technology Education
Coordinator of Undergraduate Technology and Engineering Education
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
1425 Key Highway, Suite 101
Baltimore, MD 21230-5115
(410) 727-4808 Ext 164
tslove@umes.edu

JoAnn Eliff
Administrative Assistant for Undergraduate and Graduate CTE, WBL, and PTE Courses
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
1425 Key Highway, Suite 101
Baltimore, MD 21230-5115
(410) 727-4808 Ext 164
jenorris@umes.edu

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