Quality is key to Linked Learning experiences that prepare students to succeed in college and career. Linked Learning Certification establishes clear standards for implementing the approach with fidelity. Schools with certified pathways show their dedication to continual improvement, unlock real benefits for students—and are recognized for excellence.
Pathways begin as candidates, using the certification platform to collaboratively examine their pathway program and collect artifacts. Pathways progress through two levels of certification that guide pathway development, validate the work they are doing, and celebrate their successes with the community.
Foundational program elements are present to provide students with a rich, integrated college and career prep experience.
All core components of Linked Learning are in place, and basic data about the pathway are used to inform program design.
One million young people in Gold Certified Linked Learning Pathways by 2030.
See where certified pathways are located and what industry sectors they serve.