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International Baccalaureate Educator Certificate in Teaching and Learning

One of the fastest growing educational movements in the United States, the renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) program provides an academically rigorous and broad education that enables students to examine issues with a global perspective using contextual, collaborative, and inquiry-based pedagogy.

DePaul University and the College of Education have a long-standing relationship with IB program leaders in the Chicago Public and Archdiocese of Chicago schools. DePaul has hosted workshops, conferences and quarterly meetings of CPS IB Coordinators since 2004, and the IB Summer Academy for CPS IB students since 2009. Building upon that history, the Office of Innovative Professional Learning is now proud to offer online coursework towards the IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning for Middle Year Program (MYP) and Diploma Program (DP). 

Offered at the postgraduate level , this fully-online program prepares teachers currently teaching in IB or non-IB schools to work cross-culturally, to promote global understanding and global responsibility, and assist students in meeting IB standards. Current teachers will complete four online 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.

Required courses:

  • Curriculum Processes in The International Baccalaureate
  • Assessment and Learning in The International Baccalaureate
  • Teaching and Learning in the International Baccalaureate School
  • Professional Learning in a Global Context

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Given DePaul's mission and position as the only university in Illinois to offer both the MYP and  DP training, the College of Education is positioned to become a leader in IB teacher training in the Midwest.

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