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WBL Certification


The successful completion of two certification courses:
  • Organization of Work Based Learning Programs
  • Supervision of Work Based Learning Programs
along with the appropriate teaching license and work experience will lead the individual to the "extension" to their current NYS teaching license for either:

#8981  WBL for Career Exploration
#8981  WBL for Career Development

New York State Certification Extension Requirements

(e) Coordinator of Work-Based Learning Programs for Career Awareness #8981
1) The extension shall authorize the candidate to coordinate work-based learning programs for career awareness, such as programs providing extended shadowing experiences, the

  • General Education Work Experience Program (GEWEP)
  • Work Experience Career Exploration Program (WECEP)
2) The candidate shall meet the requirements in each of the following paragraphs:
(i) The candidate shall hold a valid provisional, permanent, initial or professional certificate for classroom teaching service or counseling.
(ii) The candidate shall complete a program registered pursuant to section 52.2 1(b)(4)(vi) of this Title, or its equivalent consisting of a total of six semester hours of coursework that includes study in coordinating, and evaluating work-based learning experiences and programs.
(iii) The candidate shall have completed 300 clock hours of work experience outside of classroom teaching.

This extension may be granted to any educator holding a current New York State teaching certificate.

(f) Coordinator of Work-Based Learning Programs for Career Development #8982
1) The extension shall authorize the candidate to coordinate work-based learning programs for career development, such as:

  • Cooperative Career and Technical Education Work Experience Program (CO-OP)
  • Career Exploration Internship Program (CEIP)
  • Programs of Youth-Run Enterprises
  • Internship & Youth Apprenticeship/Pre-Apprenticeship Programs 
  • General Education Work Experience Program (GEWEP)
  • Work Experience Career Exploration Program (WECEP)

  •   2) The candidate shall meet the requirements in each of the following subparagraphs:

(i) The candidate shall hold a valid provisional, permanent, initial or professional certificate for classroom teaching service authorizing instruction in career and technical education.
(ii) The candidate shall complete a program registered pursuant to section 52.2 1(b)(4)(vi) of this Title, or its equivalent consisting of a total of six semester hours of coursework that includes study in coordinating, andevaluating work-based learning experiences and programs.
(iii) The candidate shall have completed 600 clock hours of work experience outside of teaching in the classroom teaching service.
This extension may be obtained by any teacher who possesses a certification in career and technical education at grades 7-12.

The following educational institutions offer the work-based learning certification courses.

1.  Buffalo State College - Instructors Susan Gubing (sgubing@gmail.com 631-979-6452) and Suzanne Zewan  (zewans@buffalostate.edu)
Courses:  CTE 450/550 and CTE 455/555.


3.  Hofstra University - Instructor Susan Gubing (sgubing@gmail.com 631-979-6452)  Courses:  SED 211 and 212

3.  SUNY Oswego  - Courses:  465/565 and 466/566




For specific questions about certification, please contact:

Cheryl Winstel

Associate in Trade and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education Office

New York State Education Department

89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234

518-486-1547

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Susan Gubing,
Dec 13, 2016, 6:30 PM
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Susan Gubing,
Apr 11, 2017, 11:14 AM
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