Linked Learning Certification establishes clear standards for implementing college and career pathways at levels of quality that research links with improved student outcomes. The Golden State Pathways Program calls eligible grant applicants to apply an evidence-based framework such as Linked Learning, making these certification standards a great place to start!

The Linked Learning Gold Certification™ standards emphasize college and career learning experiences and equitable outcomes for all students. The Gold standards were developed and piloted by teachers, counselors, administrators, and students in Linked Learning pathways, and with input from technical assistance providers, educational equity experts, and industry and post-secondary partners. They emphasize cross-subject, student-centered learning with strong career and postsecondary integration, combined with student supports that ensure equitable opportunities for all students.

Learn more about the Certification standards and process on the Linked Learning Alliance website.