The Graduate Certificate in International Baccalaureate Education is an 18-unit course offered by the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work and is available in distance mode only.
This course is intended for teachers working or preparing to work in International Baccalaureate (IB) schools internationally or in their home country, which offer or plan to offer one or more of the International Baccalaureate programs. The course is designed for educators aspiring to leadership in curriculum design, pedagogy and collaborative practice in IB schools, and who are seeking enhanced professional satisfaction gained from deeper understanding of IB philosophy, principles and practices.
Graduates will gain the opportunity to register for the International Baccalaureate Certificate of Teaching and Learning.
The Graduate Certificate in International Baccalaureate Education articulates with the Master of Education.
Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification.
However, the Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
The Graduate Certificate in International Baccalaureate Education provides students with opportunities to critically examine recent literature, engage in debate and reflection, and expand and apply in-depth knowledge of:
- policies, theories and practices related to international education and IB practice
- methods for fostering interdisciplinary and intercultural partnerships and working collaboratively
- theoretical and practical matters in education in such a way as to improve professional decision making
- IB curriculum, pedagogy and assessment policies and practices designed to improve learning outcomes and student/client well-being
On completion of this course you will be able to:
- evaluate contemporary evidence-informed knowledge of IB educational philosophy, practices, programs and contexts
- design curriculum and assessment for diverse learners and contexts in IB schools through the application of evidence-based knowledge, skills and dispositions
- compose and justify a professional philosophy that integrates IB pedagogy, approaches to learning and assessment methods in relation to at least one IB program
- discuss developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship in IB education through application of high-level technical and communication skills
Program of study
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in International Baccalaureate Education, a student must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP, or better, in each topic according to the program of study below.
Core - Year 1 topics
18 units comprising:
EDUC8821 IBMYP Curriculum Foundations (4.5 units)
EDUC9822 IBMYP Curriculum Processes (4.5 units)
EDUC9823 Teaching, Learning and Assessment in the IB (4.5 units)
EDUC9830 IB Cores and Capstones (4.5 units)
It is recommended that students complete EDUC8821 IBMYP Curriculum Foundations as the first topic in this course.