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This 15-credit certificate provides advanced professional development for teachers on the philosophy, elements, and assessments of the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and Diploma Programme (DP). The coursework focuses on the theory, pedagogy, and research under-girding the International Baccalaureate programs.

This graduate certificate may be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis.


For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.

Banner Code: E1-CERG-AIBS

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 15


Students must earn a B or higher in all coursework.

EDUC 621Teaching and Learning in the International Baccalaureate Program3
EDUC 622Curriculum Development across IB Programs3
EDUC 623Models and Strategies for Teaching and Learning in IB Schools3
EDUC 624Assessment and Learning in IB Schools3
EDUC 626Inquiry into Action: IB Teachers, Learners, and Schools3
Total Credits15


Upon completion of this graduate certificate, teachers may apply to the International Baccalaureate (IB) organization for the IB certificate in teaching and learning. Students who also complete the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Exception Learners or the concentration in Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning may apply to the IB for the IB advanced certificate in teaching and learning research.