1 IB TEACHING AND LEARNING CERTIFICATES UNIVERSITY DIRECTORY 2015 IB PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DEVELOPING LEADERS IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
3 IB TEACHING AND LEARNING CERTIFICATES UNIVERSITY DIRECTORY 2015 IB PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DEVELOPING LEADERS IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION International Baccalaureate Organization 2014 International Baccalaureate Baccalauréat International Bachillerato Internacional
5 IB TEACHING AND LEARNING CERTIFICATES CONTENTS The International Baccalaureate 1 Join the IB educator community 2 IB certificates in teaching and learning 3 The international symbol of excellence 3 Which IB educator certificate is right for me? 4 IB certificate in teaching and learning 5 Our university network 6 IB advanced certificate in teaching and learning research 7 Our university network 7 Make an impact 8 Learn more 8
6 Universities Adrian College 9 Bethel University 11 Bilkent University 13 Butler University 15 California State University San Marcos 17 Curtin University 19 Durham University 21 European Council of International Schools 23 Fairview University International College 25 Flinders University 27 George Mason University 29 Institute of Education University of London 31 Kent State University 33 Loyola University Chicago 35 Murdoch University 37
7 Oakland University 39 Royal Roads University 41 Tamagawa University 43 Universidad Camilo José Cela 45 University of Alberta 47 University of Bath 49 University of Bremen 51 University of British Columbia 53 University of Dundee 55 University of Hong Kong 57 University of Melbourne 57 University of Navarra 59 University of Sussex 60
8 MISSION STATEMENT The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. The International Baccalaureate The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers four high-quality and challenging educational programmes for a worldwide community of schools. For over 40 years, the programmes have gained a reputation for their high academic standards, for preparing students for life in a globalized 21st century, and for helping to develop the future citizens who will create a better, more peaceful world. IB educator certificates In an effort to expand the range of IB professional development experiences and to offer additional professional learning opportunities to prospective and current IB practitioners, the IB partners with prestigious universities and institutions from around the world to offer IB certificates in teaching and learning and IB certificates in leadership. IB certificate in teaching and learning IB certificate in leadership practice IB advanced certificate in teaching and learning research IB advanced certificate in leadership research 1
9 Obtaining an IB educator certificate can enrich your career in education, open new doors and expand your vision of inquiry and reflective practice. Whether you are new to the IB or an experienced IB school leader, one of our distinguished universities in the IB network has a degree programme that can support your educational goals and interests. Several bachelors and masters programmes, as well as graduate certificates are available to choose from, many of which offer convenient distance-learning options to accommodate different locations and busy schedules. While pursuing your degree through one of these IB recognized universities, you will have access to the rich resources of the IB community. If you register for an IB educator certificate, you will receive access to the online curriculum centre (OCC) that keeps you up to date on the latest developments in IB programmes and online resources and connects you to a community of IB practitioners around the world. Moreover, you will also be able to research with world class academics at our universities and take advantage of some of the many prestigious research centers available through the IB university network. IB professional development encourages our community to be critical, self-reflective educators, dedicated to lifelong learning and continuous improvement. Anthony Tait Global Professional Development Director, IB Americas Global Centre Join the IB educator community When you achieve an IB certificate in teaching and learning, you become a trusted ambassador for an individualized, student-focused approach to 21st century education. You embody lifelong learning and provide a rigorous curriculum that encourages students to embark on their own learning journey that builds: inquiry students and communities research multilingualism international-mindedness inclusion project-based learning.
10 The IB s highly acclaimed, research-based curriculum will encourage you to think critically and develop open-mindedness and respect for individuals and the world at large. IB certificates in teaching and learning The international symbol of excellence All teachers transform theory into practice, but IB teachers go beyond. Grounded in a global mindset, IB educators are catalysts for infusing higher-order thinking skills into a new generation of learners and leaders. Educators draw on the IB s highly acclaimed, research-based curriculum to prepare students for global leadership roles. IB World Schools often recruit teachers who have prior IB teaching experience, leaving those without IB teaching experience fewer employment opportunities in IB schools. To empower educators to become part of the growing network of IB educators, the IB partners with universities and institutions to offer the IB certificate in teaching and learning and the advanced certificate in teaching and learning research. The IB educator certificates are professional certificates that complement your academic qualifications and signal to school heads that you are capable of teaching in an IB World School. IB certificate in teaching and learning Domains of KnoWleDGe A. International education, and the role and philosophy of the IB programmes B. Curriculum frameworks (Principles, structures and practices) C. Curriculum and instructional design D. Curriculum articulation Domains of KnoWleDGe N. The principles and processes of reflective practice O. Collaborative working: planning, implementation and evaluation P. The use of ICT to support the building of communities of practice Inquiry Action areas of inquiry Reflection PrinciPles Curriculum processes Teaching and learning Assessment and learning Professional learning Effective teaching and learning Collaboration and collegiality Innovation and risk taking International-mindedness and cultural understanding Domains of KnoWleDGe E. Learning theories, strategies and styles F. Teaching methodologies and the support of learning G. Differentiated teaching strategies H. Selection and evaluation of teaching and learning materials Domains of KnoWleDGe I. The principles of assessment J. Developing assessment strategies K. Designing assessment tasks and rubrics L. Differentiation of assessment M. Effective feedback 3
11 Which IB educator certificate is right for me? The IB offers two distinct certification experiences in teaching and learning: Certificate in teaching and learning Advanced certificate in teaching and learning research Who can participate Pre-service teachers New teachers Experienced IB educators Experienced IB teachers Educators committed to research in a specific area of IB education Educators who already possess an IB certificate in teaching and learning Areas of inquiry Curriculum processes Teaching and learning Assessment and learning Professional learning Contemporary issues in IB education Linking theory to practice in the ib context Building capacity for practitioner inquiry Researching practice IB advanced certificate in teaching and learning research Domains of KnoWLEDGE 1. Identification, clarification and articulation of contemporary issues in the IB context 2. Critical analysis of contemporary IB issues 3. Contextualising and interpretation of IB issues Domains of KnoWLEDGE 1. Application of planning and scoping processes in IB contexts 2. Collection, analysis, interpreting and reporting of evidence 3. Evaluation of research activity 4. Reflection on and dissemination of findings and implications for practice Reflection areas of inquiry Research participants must Contemporary issues in IB education Linking theory to practice in an IB context Building capacity for practitioner inquiry Research practice reflect upon their own practice and capabilities conduct rigorous and systematic investigative work Domains of KnoWLEDGE 1. Identification and selection of source material 2. Critical reading and reflection 3. Interpretation and evaluation of source material 4. Synthesizing research and experiential evidence Domains of KnoWLEDGE 1. Relevant research questions 2. Modes of research and methods of data collection 3. Research design 4. Analysing, interpreting and reporting research findings 4
12 Little did I know how beneficial it would actually be! Not to mention how inspiring I found this course in general while also being beneficial for my development, both personally and professionally. Sam Ross, Zurich International School, Baden, Switzerland. IB certificate in teaching and learning As you pursue the IB certificate in teaching and learning, you will examine the principles and practices associated with one of the four IB programmes Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) and the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). The courses that lead to this certificate shape pre-service, new and experienced educators into reflective practitioners and teacher researchers. If you want to develop your understanding of the IB programmes, you might enroll in a course of study at one of our partner institutions. Key IBCC Please note that the IB certificate in teaching and learning (table on page 6) is programme-specific. The institutions that are recognized to offer courses for this certificate encourage you to focus your studies on only one programme as you work toward your IB certificate.
13 Our university network Adrian College Michigan, United States Post Graduate Certification Master of Education Bethel University Minnesota, United States Certificate in International Education Bilkent University Ankara, Turkey Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction Butler University Indiana, United States Master in Effective Teaching and Leadership Program Non-degree Graduate Program California State University San Marcos California, USA Fully Online Global Teacher Studies and Preparation Curtin University of Technology Perth, Australia Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education) Durham University Durham, United Kingdom Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International) European Council of International Schools (ECIS) London, United Kingdom International Teacher Certificate Fairview University Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Post Graduate Diploma in Education Flinders University Adelaide, Australia Graduate Certificate in Education George Mason University Virginia, United States Graduate Certificate in Advanced IB M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction Kent State University Ohio, United States BSE Early Childhood Education Master of Education in Early Childhood Education Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education Loyola University Chicago Illinois, United States Masters in Education Bachelors of Science in Education Murdoch University Perth, Australia Postgraduate Certificate in International Education Oakland University Michigan, United States International Baccalaureate Program for Educators Tamagawa University Tokyo, Japan Master of Arts in Learning and Technology Universidad Camilo Jose Cela Madrid, Spain Bachelor of Arts in Early Years Education Bachelor of Education Primary Education - Teacher Training Degree Course Expert Course in International Education University of Bath Bath, United Kingdom Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada Bachelor of Education University of Dundee Dundee, Scotland Masters of Arts (Honours) Education University of Hong Kong Hong Kong Master of Education: Teaching Chinese as a Second Language University of Melbourne Melbourne, Australia Postgraduate Certificate in Education Master of Education University of Navarra Navarra, Spain Máster Oficial en Profesorado 6
14 IB advanced certificate in teaching and learning research Educators who pursue the IB advanced certificate in teaching and learning research wish to supplement their existing IB experience with rigorous, systematic investigative work to further their knowledge and experience. You will delve deeper into curriculum development, pedagogy and assessment through exploring relevant literature and your own IB practices. Our university network Fairview University Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Master of Education Flinders University Adelaide, Australia Master of Arts in Education George Mason University Virginia, United States M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction Institute of Education University of London London, United Kingdom Master of Arts in Education Postgraduate Diploma Postgraduate Certificate Murdoch University Perth, Australia Master of Education in International Education Royal Roads University Victoria, Canada Master of Arts in Learning and Technology Universidad Camilo Jose Cela Madrid, Spain Master of Arts in International Education and Bilingualism University of Bath Bath, United Kingdom Master of Arts in Education University of Bremen Bremen, Germany Master of Arts in International Mathematics Education University of Dundee Dundee, Scotland Master of Education University of Hong Kong Hong Kong Master of Education: Teaching Chinese as a Second Language University of Melbourne Melbourne, Australia Master of Education University of Sussex Brighton, United Kingdom Master of Arts in Education Studies IB Strand Please note that the IB advanced certificate in teaching and learning research is not programme-specific. University of Alberta Edmonton, Canada Master of Education in Educational Studies 7
15 Make an impact When you pursue an IB certification, you gain a rich learning experience, ongoing professional development and flexibility to follow a learning model that best fits your career path. By undertaking a course of study with an IB-recognized university, you will: improve the quality of your classroom teaching demonstrate your deep understanding of and engagement in student learning enhance your competitive advantage in the education job sector be able to move directly into the working world, eliminating the need for an internship increase your access to teaching jobs worldwide interact with leading academics demonstrate your commitment to continuous self improvement and lifelong learning establish a strong peer network for research and publishing consultation. We want our students to be reflective, collaborative learners and the experiences of teachers in the [certificate] programme assist them to model the characteristics outlined in the IB learner profile. Lester Saegenschnitter, Principal, Concordia College, Highgate, South Australia Learn more If you would like to receive our newsletter, please send your name and address to and we will add you to the distribution list.
16 ADRIAN COLLEGE TEACHER EDUCATION DEPARTMENT 110 South Madison Street, Adrian, MI 49221, United States Tel: Website: IB certificate in teaching and learning Post Graduate Certification with Concentration in the International Baccalaureate Organization Primary Years Programme IB certificate in teaching and learning Master of Education in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment with a Concentration in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (pending) A private, co-educational college of liberal arts and sciences related to the United Methodist Church, Adrian College is a traditional four-year residential institution offering a focused undergraduate education with an advanced 4+1 Master s program. The College offers 40 majors and pre-professional programs, 22 varsity sports and seven institutes dedicated to a diverse and personalized approach to education. Adrian College features state-of-the-art facilities, small class sizes and an innovative approach to the academic and personal growth of its students. In recent years, the College has experienced momentous growth garnering national recognition. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Adrian College as the #1 Up and Coming Baccalaureate School in the Midwest, as well as ranked Adrian College as Regional Top Baccalaureate College in the Midwest and a Least Debt Load College. Most recently, the College received accolades as a Best Value School. Adrian College is located in Southeast Michigan, about 45 minutes from Ann Arbor and Toledo. Unique attributes of course This course of study complements the Adrian College s Ribbons of Excellence (http://adrian.edu/academics/ribbons-of-excellence/) and is designed to introduce and cultivate research-based best practices in instructional and assessment strategies and methods. Additionally, this program will embody the IB Primary Years Programme s Standards of Excellence. Students may complete the IB certificate only or apply those credits to the Master of Education. 9
17 Minimum enrollment requirements Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 Minimum major GPA of 3.0 Personal statement/essay Transcript Letters of recommendation Standardized test scores (GRE) Interview Department discretion Required courses Students must complete 27 credit hours from the courses listed below, with a minimum grade of B in each class. In addition, students must take 576 and 577 for a total of 33 credit hours. TED 571: IB Beliefs and Values of PYP: Classroom Practice (3) TED 572: IB The Written Curriculum (3) TED 573: IB The Taught Curriculum (3) TED 574: IB The Assessed Curriculum (3) TED 575: IB International Education Policy (3) TED 576: Research in Education (3) TED 577: Project/Thesis: Understanding the PYP from analysis to syn thesis (3) TED 578: Comparative International Education (3) TED 579: Assessment Evaluation (3) TED 580: School Law (3) TED 581: Inquiry-based Literacy Instruction (3) TED 582: Urban Education (3) TED583: Second Language Teaching and Learning (3) TED 584: Literacy in the Content Area (3) ADRIAN COLLEGE Modes of delivery Residential/Online/Blended Language of instruction English Prior IB experience needed No Minimum time to complete course Four semesters plus a summer term Country United States How to apply: Contact admissions: 10
18 BETHEL UNIVERSITY 3900 Bethel Drive, Arden Hills, MN 55112, United States Tel: ( , ext. 8000) Website: IB certificate in teaching and learning Certificate in International Education Bethel University is a leader in Christ-centred higher education with approximately 6,600 students from 48 states and 25 countries enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, seminary and adult education programmes. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, with additional seminary, and adult education programme locations on both coasts, Bethel University offers rigorous bachelors and advanced degrees in nearly 100 relevant fields. Programmes are taught by renowned faculty within a distinctly evangelical Christian framework, equipping women and men for culturally sensitive leadership, scholarship and service around the world. Unique attributes of course This IB-recognized course of study is designed to develop practical understanding of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment issues related to the implementation of an IB programme. Learners will develop a sound practical understanding of one IB programme (Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme or Diploma Programme) and its implementation, and will understand the continuum of three IB programmes at a basic level. All faculty teaching in the programme have extensive IB experience. The program can be completed as a standalone program or credits can be applied toward Bethel s Master of Arts in Education K
19 Minimum enrollment requirements Students must hold a national teaching qualification/license or have a minimum of three years full-time professional teaching experience in an independent or private government-approved/registered school in the subject or age domain in which they intend to register for the certificate. Required courses For the IB certificate in teaching and learning, the student must take the following courses: EDUC771 Curriculum Processes (3 credits) EDUC772 Assessment and Learning (3 credits) EDUC773 Teaching and Learning (3 credits) EDUC774 Capstone (1 credit) How to apply: Please visit gs.bethel.edu/admissions/apply to apply today. BETHEL UNIVERSITY This fully online programme is comprised of 10 graduate level semester credits to be completed with a cohort of up to 22 learners. Mode of delivery Online Language of instruction English Prior IB experience needed No Minimum time to complete course Four months Country United States 12
20 BILKENT UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Main Campus, G Building, Ankara, Turkey Tel: Website: IB certificate in teaching and learning Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with Teaching Certificate (CITE) Bilkent University is a private foundation university, located on a beautiful campus near Ankara, the capital of Turkey. The university recently ranked 39th in the Times Higher Education list of the world s best 100 universities under the age of 50 years. The Graduate School of Education is dedicated to producing well qualified high school teachers in its pre-service Master s program. Since the Graduate School of Education opened in 2000, we have graduated nearly four hundred teachers. Many have since gone on to take their place as leaders in schools, and are already making a contribution to the development of education in Turkey. Unique attributes of course This rigorous two-year program in teacher education at Bilkent University Graduate School of Education awards a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction, together with an IB certificate and teacher qualification that enables graduates to teach in high schools. Currently, the Graduate School of Education accepts students in four subject areas: biology, mathematics, Turkish language and literature, and English. These students are then trained to be high school teachers in Turkey, especially in IB World Schools. A strong feature of the program is students experience in schools. Each semester students are introduced to leading high schools in Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir, observing classes and teaching. Teaching experience includes training with mentors and guidance from professionals in five leading schools in Turkey. In addition, students have an internship in England where they spend three weeks at the University of Cambridge in the Postgraduate Certificate in Education program, followed by two weeks in an independent school. 13
21 Minimum enrollment requirements A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 (on a 4-point scale) For Turkish citizens: ALES 60 verbal; TOEFL (ibt) 65, or IELTS 5.5. (Note: Higher for students entering the English program). For non-turks: GRE 295 and 3.5 in analytic writing. Letters of recommendation and an interview are also required. For more information on enrollment requirements, please visit: Required courses The courses to be followed include the formation courses laid down by the Higher Education Council for qualified teacher status, further courses in education and a thesis. In addition, subject-area and liberal arts courses broaden and extend students understanding of their subject area and educational philosophy. Strong emphasis is given to international dimensions, including the International Baccalaureate. Visit for more information on the required courses for the IB certificate in teaching and learning. BILKENT UNIVERSITY Students gain valuable teaching experience while working with professionals from leading schools in Turkey. Mode of delivery Residential Language of instruction English Prior IB experience needed No Minimum time to complete course Two years Country Turkey How to apply: Please visit https://stars.bilkent.edu.tr to apply online today. 14
22 BUTLER UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, IN Tel: Website: IB certificate in teaching and learning Master s in Effective Teaching and Leadership Program IB certificate in teaching and learning Non-degree Graduate Program Butler is a nationally recognized comprehensive university encompassing six colleges: Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences. They offer more than 60 undergraduate areas of study, eight pre-professional programs, and 19 graduate programs. Around 4,700 students are enrolled, representing 45 states and 49 countries. Butler s overall placement rate for the class of 2012 was 94 percent, including 19 percent who went on to graduate or professional school. Unique attributes of course Butler will offer its sequence of four IB certificate courses as an option for practicing teachers interested in IB-focused professional development, as well as for active educators enrolled in the Master s in Effective Teaching and Learning (METL) program. All IB certificate courses can be completed in one year. Credits can be applied to the METL degree. Seasoned IB teachers from central Indiana K-12 schools assisted Butler College of Education (COE) in developing its IB curriculum. Area IB practitioners will co-teach the certification courses at Butler along with COE faculty, provide opportunities for in-classroom experiences, and participate in ongoing curriculum assessment. 15
23 Minimum enrollment requirements Bachelor s degree from an accredited university, teaching license or teaching experience Required courses ED (3 credit hours) Curriculum Processes In The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme or ED (3 credit hours) Curriculum Processes In The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme ED (3 credit hours) Teaching And Learning In The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme or ED (3 credit hours) Teaching And Learning In The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme ED (3 credit hours) Assessment In The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme or ED (3 credit hours) Assessment In The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme ED (3 credit hours) Professional Learning In A Global Context Primary Years Programme or ED (3 credit hours) Professional Learning In A Global Context Middle Years Programme BUTLER UNIVERSITY Three of the four courses are presented as online hybrids. Online content delivery and discussions combine with on-campus instruction presented over a single weekend. Mode of delivery Blended Language of instruction English Prior IB experience needed No Minimum time to complete course 12 months Country United States How to apply: Please visit 16
24 CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SAN MARCOS 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA 92078, United States Tel: Website: IB certificate in teaching and learning Fully Online Global Teacher Studies and Preparation: IB Primary and Middle Years Programs The CSUSM School of Education, in collaboration with Extended Learning, is proud to offer the Fully Online Global Teacher Studies and Preparation: International Baccalaureate Primary and Middle Years Programme. In response to the overarching need to bring San Diego students an international perspective and deeper understanding of people and their cultures to the classroom, CSUSM now offers courses of study recognized by the International Baccalaureate. These courses develop teachers understanding of the principles and practices associated with the IB Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme. Candidates who successfully complete one of these courses of study are eligible to apply and earn the IB certificate in teaching and learning. The program prepares San Diego area teachers (K-10) to serve in schools that implement the IB curriculum. Unique attributes of course We believe that teachers studying the IB philosophy and framework need time to bring these strategies and lesson ideas into the classroom. For that reason, the CSUSM IB Teacher Certificate is designed to combine theory with practice as each class has two units of field study to complete in the candidate s school or a cooperating school in their local geographical area. Our program faculty are IB K-12 teachers and IB program coordinators. With their knowledge and the convenience of the online program, the CSUSM program can meet the needs of all aspiring IB teachers. 17
25 Minimum enrollment requirements None. Required courses For the IB certificate in teaching and learning (PYP), the student must take the following courses: EDUC 630 (3 units) EDUC 632A (2 units) EDUC 631 (3 units) EDUC 632B (2 units) For the IB certificate in teaching and learning (MYP), the student must take the following courses: EDUC 633 (3 units) EDUC 632A (2 units) EDUC 634 (3 units) EDUC 632B (2 units) CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SAN MARCOS Online Two semesters Graduate courses IB certificate in teaching and learning Mode of delivery Online Language of instruction English Prior IB experience needed No Minimum time to complete course Two semesters Country United States How to apply: Register on the CSUSM Web Site: ib/index.html 18