The College and Career Competency Framework, developed by Drs. Gaumer Erickson and Noonan, offers an approach for systematically developing students’ competencies within the school context, integrated into academic coursework. At its essence, this framework promotes the instruction of evidence-based competencies that support positive in-school and post-school outcomes for all students. Drs. Noonan and Gaumer Erickson are associate research professors at the University of Kansas, and both have PhDs in Secondary School Improvement/Transition. They have collaborated with more than a thousand middle and high school educators to translate research into truly applicable instructional practices.