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The Online Career-Based Intervention Graduate Certificate provides licensed teachers the skills to work with at-risk students and help improve their academic competence, develop employability skills, implement a career plan, graduate from high school and participate in a career pathway in preparation for postsecondary education and/or careers. Qualified individuals employed by a school district are eligible for admission to the CBI Certificate Program which will lead to the CBI Endorsement.


The University of Toledo is a 4 year, public, regionally accredited university that has been serving students since 1872. As a student, you will enjoy: direct contact with your advisors and interactive faculty to help you achieve your goals. UToledo also has many resources that a large institution offers such as; eTutoring, IT Help Desk, and eLibrary.


Students in this certificate program complete the requirements for the Ohio Endorsement in Career-based Intervention.  The certificate is a 9 semester-hour program. All coursework is completed online and includes a minimum of 50 hours of school-based experience.  


  • Fall Semester
    CTE 5140 Cooperative Education, 3 credit hours: Online (Asynchronous)

    This course is required for the Career Based Intervention. The course is designed to present the basic fundamentals of establishing and operating a cooperative occupational program. Students investigate and develop operational procedures to address student selection; assessing the quality of potential training stations; student placement; school-based learning; critical issues related to work-based learning; critical issues related to work-based learning; minor labor laws; partnering with parents, business, and labor; connecting activities; record keeping; evaluation techniques; etc.
  • Spring Semester
    CTE 5160 Curriculum Development & Teaching, 3 credit hours: Online (Asynchronous)

    This course is required for the Career Based Intervention. Designed as a study of cooperative education curriculum and instructional methods, the course includes the coordination of school-based instruction with on-the-job work-based experience. Learning styles of diverse students; instructional planning and delivery; classroom management; integrated academics; authentic assessment; safety and liability issues; employability and SCANS skills; community partnerships; school-based and work-site learning; etc. are the basis for student research, reflection, and inquiry.
  • Summer Semester
    CTE 5020 Occupational Safety and Liability, 3 credit hours: Online (Asynchronous)

    This course is required for the Adult Education, Career Based Intervention, and Work-Site Teacher/Coordinator endorsements. Occupational health and safety hazards applicable to school, business, and industry, will be examined. Utilizing clinical and classroom experiences students will investigate: the rationale for safety training; strategies to minimize exposure and prevent injuries; specific topics, such as ergonomics, blood borne pathogens, air quality, sound, hazardous materials, back safety, substance abuse, violence in the workplace, etc.


The Career-Based Intervention certificate assists current licensed teachers to provide additional opportunities for school districts to offer WBL for their students through the CBI programs.

In addition, Career Connections was introduced  to promote and require a Career Advising Policy for all school districts. The goal is for all students to be exposed to careers during K-12. The Career-Based Intervention program helps school districts with that policy.

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Last Updated: 10/18/23