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Career-Based Intervention Endorsement Preparation - Non-Degree

The Career-Based Intervention Endorsement Preparation program prepares educators for an endorsement for the Career-Based Intervention Program (CBIP). Educators earning this endorsement must already have a bachelor's degree and a current Ohio Professional License.

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The Career-Based Intervention Program (CBIP) is a Career-Technical Education Program designed for students ages 12-21 in grades 7-12 who are identified as disadvantaged (either academically or economically or both) or students with disabilities, and who have barriers to achieving academic and career success. The goal of the program is to help students improve academic competence, graduate from high school, develop employability skills, implement a career plan and participate in a career pathway in preparation for postsecondary education and/or careers.

Please note that you do not need to have all the coursework completed before you can start teaching Career-Based Intervention.  You can teach on an Initial Supplemental license while taking the required coursework.  However, if you are not teaching CBI and would like to teach it in the future, you can take the required coursework to add the CBI Endorsement. 

CBIP Endorsement Requirement Sheet

Program Information

Program Description

Full Description

The Career-Based Intervention Endorsement Preparation non-degree program is designed to prepare educators for teaching learners ages 12 through 21 or grades 7 through 12 who are identified as disadvantaged (either academically and/or economically) or with disabilities and who have barriers to achieving academic and career success. Successful completion of this program qualifies individuals to apply for the Career-Based Intervention endorsement granted by the Ohio Department of Education.

The program does not result in a degree. Individuals interested in obtaining this endorsement and a graduate degree from Kent State University must also be fully admitted into the major and complete the prescribed coursework.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

This program is designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure or certification and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.


For more information about graduate admissions, visit the graduate admission website. For more information on international admissions, visit the international admission website.

Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.750 GPA on a 4.000 scale
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Evidence of two years of successful teaching under a current professional, permanent, resident educator or five-year career-technical teaching license from the State of Ohio
  • Evidence of one year of full-time work experience outside education.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester
    • Rolling admissions
  • Spring Semester
    • Rolling admissions
  • Summer Term
    • Rolling admissions
Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Completers of this program will be able to:

  1. Implement a curriculum guide based on the CBI standards established by the Ohio Department of Education.
  2. Design a CBI program at middle or high school levels using one of the approved ODE models for CBI.

Program Requirements

Endorsement Requirements

Endorsement Requirements
Minimum Total Credit Hours:11

Graduation Requirements

  • Minimum 3.000 overall GPA

Licensure Information

Prior to program completion, the candidate must demonstrate proficiencies in the following areas (including but not limited to): data literacy and analysis; use of research and assessment data; leadership and collaboration; utilizing and supporting appropriate technology for the discipline; and application of professional dispositions, laws and policies, codes of ethics and professional standards appropriate to their field of specialization.

Candidates seeking Ohio teaching licensure are required to pass specific requirements in order to apply for licensure from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Students should consult with the School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies for specific program requirements and refer to the Ohio Department of Education - Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.

Program Delivery
  • Delivery:
    • Mostly online
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus

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Notice: Career Information Source
* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.