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IBEC Frequently Asked Questions
Is the certificate completely online?
Yes. The certificate is comprised of 4 modules that are accessed online. Older catalogs from IB may list the course as being blended. This is out of date. Student can complete this course anywhere and at any time around the world.
I’m registered. How do I start the course?
After completing the course registration you will receive a confirmation e-mail from the Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) office. You will need login credentials to access the course. These credentials will be created automatically. It generally takes 24-48 hours to receive the login credentials. If you do not receive your login information, please contact Brennan Palmer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there a registration deadline?
There is no registration deadline. Students can register on-line at any time. Unlike other courses at DePaul that run on a quarterly basis, the IB Educator Certificate enrolls on a rolling basis. When a student is ready they can register immediately and not have to wait for cohort to form.
I’m busy! How long will it take me to complete the course?
We know teachers lead busy lives. The course is student-paced so it fits into your schedule. You complete the 4 online modules when you have time. As a guideline, we say it may take between 6 and 22 weeks. Some students are able to take advantage of holidays and school breaks to move through the course fairly quickly. Others take their time. Either way works for us. All the materials are there when you need them.