Cooperative Education (Coop Ed) is a method of instruction which combines classroom/laboratory study with supervised internship work experiences. This planned and progressive, career-related student employment program is the capstone (exit experience) of the college curriculum.
Through these experiences, students can apply what they learn in class on the job. Students are exposed to new skills and knowledge at work in a real life situation.
In addition, students also receive academic credit and a grade. The practices and procedures used must provide the student with directed learning experiences in an actual employment situation that is correlated with classroom instruction in college.