Introduction to Career Development Theory

Whether you realize it or not, career development is a large part of all of our lives. One of life’s most important journeys is choosing a career that fits your needs, your likes and dislikes, and your lifestyle. Let’s start by reflecting on your career journey to this point.

Course Description

This course will introduce career development theory, explain what it is and provide a brief overview of four well-known theories. You will develop an understanding of how Career Development Theories help to explain how and why we make decisions about work, employment and other aspects of our careers as we seek to understand how careers develop as they do.

Skills to be Developed

10 Foundational Knowledge and Applied Theories

  • 10.1 Understand career development theories and models
  • 10.2 Apply career development theories and models


  • $50 for members.
  • $75 for non-members.

Course Structure

  • This learning plan consists of one course.
  • It will take approximately 1 hour to complete.


  1. Introduction to Career Development Theory
  2. True or False Quiz
  3. Career Development Theory
  4. Case Study
  5. Conclusion