Cooperative Education Coordinator Certificate

Program Overview

Rider University offers the two required graduate courses for this certificate. The applicant should refer to the certification requirements on the NJDOE website

Certificate Offered

  • Cooperative Education Coordinator Certificate


Michael G. Curran, Jr., Ed.D.
Professor, Teacher Education
Bierenbaum Fisher Hall 102G

Associated Department: Department of Graduate Education, Leadership, and Counseling

Cooperative Education Coordinator Certificate Requirements

(6 credits)

BSED 508Organizing and Administering Cooperative Work Experience Programs3
COUN 505Vocational/Career Development3
Total Credits6

Courses and Descriptions

BSED 508 Organizing and Administering Cooperative Work Experience Programs 3 Credits

An overview of the current administrative and instructional strategies used in organizing and administering cooperative work experience programs at the secondary and post-secondary levels. Up-to-date concepts are reviewed relative to program approval, teacher coordinator certification, work agreements, labor laws, funding, reporting supervision of student learners, related instruction, student wages, and vocational student organizations. Current instructional materials are reviewed and evaluated. Improvement in the organization and administration of cooperative work experience programs is the primary goal.

COUN 505 Vocational/Career Development 3 Credits

Includes organizational change and vocational development theories, research, and literature in the field to inform practice with clients with vocational/career concern. The problems and techniques of using occupational and career information, assessment tools, educational and vocational goal setting, conflict management strategies, and individual and group processes are stressed. Includes concepts of career/life planning and counseling and coaching techniques, lifespan transitions, and the interrelationships among work, family, and other life roles.