Friday, July 29, 2016

Competency-Based Education for IT Professionals at Peirce College Featured in Philadelphia Magazine

Staying at the forefront of innovation is part of Peirce’s DNA. For more than 151 years, we’ve continuously pushed the boundaries on how students earn their degrees – all the way back to Thomas May Peirce himself, when he opened the school’s doors in the evenings and on weekends to help working adults get the skills they needed for better careers. 
Our newest innovation, competency-based education (CBE), follows in this great legacy. Peirce’s first CBE program in IT is affordable, efficient, and gives students access to the most direct path to their degree. 
This caught the eye of Esther Yoon, a writer with Philadelphia Magazine, who sat down with Peirce’s Dr. Brian Finnegan, associate dean of IT and general education, and Dr. Rita Toliver-Roberts, Vice President of Academic Advancement, to learn more.
Her article, published this week, focuses on the benefits of the new CBE program, and highlights the College's long history of providing working adult learners with the most innovative learning opportunities in Philadelphia. 
Read the article here.
Wondering if CBE is right for you? Check out the web page or take our 2-minute self-assessment!