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The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) has recognized four DePaul University’s IBEC programs:
IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) focuses on ages 3-12, IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) focuses on ages 11-16, IB Diploma Programme (DP) focuses on ages 16-19, and IB Certificate in Leadership Practice (LP) focuses on all ages.
For each IBEC program, current teachers will complete four fully online modules/courses which contain field experiences in IB schools. Students are brought into International Baccalaureate schools to directly experience and engage in IB education, allowing current IB teachers to provide collaboration and expertise to guide student learning.
The IBEC in Teaching and Learning for the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and the Diploma Programme (DP) offer a course of study for the following candidates:
The IBEC in Leadership Practices (LP) offer a course of study for the following candidates:
Geared toward preparing professionals to work in International Baccalaureate (IB) schools, this graduate-level certificate program provides instruction related to the IB history and philosophy, curriculum design and methodology, the assessment of learning, and the use of student data for instructional decision-making.
The DePaul University program has been designed with the most current and relevant content related to teaching successfully in an IB school. IB educators across the Chicagoland area and globally have informed this robust curriculum.
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Please complete the form below if you are interested in enrolling in one of our four asynchronous on-line IBEC programs.
Please note that while we register students for this program year-round, routine site maintenance happens at the end of June yearly. The program closed for self-enrollment on June 26, 2023 and will return July 10, 2023.
Complete one of the following only after you have been confirmed to enroll:
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