Work-based Learning Continuum

MD_WBL_Continuum_Research_and_PracticesCareer preparation is an integral part of a comprehensive education. Code of Maryland Regulation (COMAR) 13A.04.10 requires all school systems to have a program of instruction in career development in grades PreK-12. COMAR 13.04.02 requires all Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs of study to provide the opportunity for students to participate in work-based learning experiences.  Maryland’s Work-based Learning Continuum identifies a progression of work-based learning experiences from elementary school through postsecondary study. The continuum is grounded in research and identifies key outcomes, commitments, metrics, and evidence for each stage of the continuum. The continuum and supporting resources are designed to serve as a guide for the implementation of work-based learning experiences in Maryland.


Progression of WBL Learning Experiences


Work-based Learning Continuum Infographic

Additional Resources

Career Development Framework