Introduction to Stackable Credentials

This report from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education explores the efforts of postsecondary institutions to embed “stackable” credentials aligned with industry requirements into certificate and degree programs to help students progress along the education continuum while earning credentials with labor market value. The report is organized around topics of importance to community colleges considering a stackable credentials approach to program design and provides information, examples and suggested resources.

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January 2021