Competency-Based Education Consortium for Texas

The mission of the Competency-Based Education Consortium (CBEC) is to share lessons-learned and best practices from the field in competency-based education (CBE), thus enabling post-secondary institutions to leverage CBE, paving a path from recruitment to mastery and, ultimately, employability.

The creation of the CBEC has been generously funded through a Perkins State Leadership grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. In the future, the CBEC will merge with the Institute for Competency-Based Education to continue the work of disseminating best practices.

“…[CBE] is the most effective way of demonstrating true mastery of skills and knowledge”

Arthur Levine

President, WWNFF

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What is CBE?

Competency Based Education (CBE) refers to a flexible learning paradigm that is focused more on the outcomes and the learner rather than the physical time spent in the classroom. The role of the instructor in a CBE model changes from “sage on the stage” to “guide on the side”. In CBE, time becomes the variable and learning becomes the constant.

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Case Studies

As you prepare your competency-based program, look here for best practices related to research, planning, implementing, and evaluating your programs. The case studies narrate the CBE journey of colleges and universities that have successful CBE programs and the best practices and lessons learned that have emerged through this process.

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Resources on this website include links to national CBE think tanks such as Competency Based Education network (CBEN) and the Lumina Foundation along with advice from practitioners on Further, there are links to scholarly articles, journals, and news items related to CBE.