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International Baccalaureate Concentration

Degree Requirements

Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 prior to the completion of 36 credit hours and 3.3 after the completion of 36 credit hours. Students are allowed no more than two grades of “C.” Upon receiving a third grade of “C,” students must retake the class in which the grade was received. Grades of “D” and “F” require that the course be retaken.

Course Requirements

Core Courses:  24 quarter hours required

Course Title Quarter Hours
A&S 843THE POLITICS OF SCHOOLING4
CS 751CURRICULUM FOR HUMAN AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT4
BBE 699LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATING CULTURALLY DIVERSE LEARNERS4
SCG 627GLOBAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION SEMINAR4
CS 694CURRICULUM 2.0: CURRICULUM FOR LEARNING IN GLOBAL NETWORKS4
SCG 711CULTURE, POWER AND EDUCATION4

Research Courses: 28 quarter hours required

Course Title Quarter Hours
SCG 775FOUNDATIONS OF INQUIRY AND EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH4
SCG 785FOUNDATIONS OF REVIEWING EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH4
SCG 735QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS I4
SCG 745QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS I4
SCG 755QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS II4
SCG 765QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS II4
A&S 705DISSERTATION SEMINAR4

Elective Requirement: 4 quarter hours required 

Course Title Quarter Hours
One elective (4 quarter hours) from the following list:4
Any doctoral course (700 or above) for which the student qualifies
CS 489
CREATIVITY AND CRITICAL THINKING - VYGOTSKY, BAKHTIN, MAKIGUCHI, IKEDA
CS 588
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CURRICULUM STUDIES
VCE 510
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY AND COMMUNITIES STUDIES
VCE 511
VALUE-CREATING APPROACHES TO SOCIETY, KNOWLEDGE, AND POWER
VCE 520
HUMAN REVOLUTION IN SCHOOLS AND SOCIETY
VCE 531
HUMAN EDUCATION AND THE POETIC SPIRIT
VCE 532
DAISAKU IKEDA'S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE (2) DIALOGUES
VCE 533
PEACEBUILDING AND EDUCATION
VCE 540
THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF VALUE-CREATING EDUCATION
VCE 550
EDUCATION FOR GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
VCE 560
DIALOGUE AND EDUCATION
VCE 570
IKEDA/SOKA STUDIES IN EDUCATION
VCE 580
VALUE CREATION IN APPLICATION (LOCAL AND GLOBAL CONTEXTS)
Other options need to be approved by the Doctoral Program.

Concentration Courses: 16 quarter hours required

Course Title Quarter Hours
A&S 672INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE LEADERSHIP IN SCHOOLS4
CS 785CURRICULUM AND PROGRAM DESIGN IN INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE4
A&S 804INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE LEADERSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE4
A&S 673THE HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY OF INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE EDUCATION4

Candidacy Course: non-credit, non-tuition

Course Title Quarter Hours
A&S 706CANDIDACY PAPER0

Dissertation Courses: 8 quarter hours required

Course Title Quarter Hours
A&S 849SUPERVISED DISSERTATION PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT4
A&S 859INDEPENDENT DISSERTATION RESEARCH: EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP4

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