International Baccalaureate
online graduate courses

Grow global minds with Australia’s leading university for Education

Expand your teaching opportunities globally and refine your educational expertise with specialist knowledge in the International Baccalaureate.

  • Dr Nicky Dulfer - Course Coordinator
    Dr Nicky Dulfer
    Course Coordinator,
    Master of Education (IB)
The IB is about international education. It is about making sure the student is seen as a whole person. And there are so many advantages of studying online. Of course there’s the flexibility - but you also end up with a worldwide community. This course is a fantastic opportunity to strengthen your teaching skills.

Program overview

The International Baccalaureate (IB) program prepares graduates and practising teachers at various stages of their career, to deliver a student-focused progressive curriculum and help facilitate a better educational experience for learners – from primary to secondary years.

Over the past five years the number of schools offering the International Baccalaureate has grown exponentially worldwide, with almost fifty per cent more institutions adopting the teaching framework. The increased demand for skilled professionals of the IB positions graduates of this program as preferred candidates in the classroom, to bridge gaps in knowledge and guide students to find their own answers.

Created in Switzerland in 1968 for students in international schools, the IB is now offered in thousands of schools across the world, from China to Sri Lanka. Emphasising creative and critical thinking, IB learners are encouraged to explore and be responsible for their own learning, by asking challenging questions and developing the ability to communicate with people from different countries and cultures. Teachers who enrol in this program will gain new skills in the evaluation and selection of appropriate educational materials, assessment and reporting, and collaborative work practices to support diverse learning needs. You will enhance your educational practice by discovering new frameworks and methods for instruction, giving the students you teach the best possible chance to succeed, in academic proficiency and life skills.

This program offers three specialisations within each course including, the Primary Years Programme (PYP) (ages 3–12), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) (ages 11-16) and the Education (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) (ages 16-18). Each programme is centred on a creative and challenging framework that nurtures individual strengths and encourages students to drive their own learning, through inquiry and independence of thought. Teachers who complete either of these specialisations will gain the holistic teaching tools necessary to act as facilitators and mentors to encourage critical thinking. This multidisciplinary program prepares you to be able to challenge students to ask questions and research their answers and shape the global citizens of the future.

The Primary Years Programme (PYP) (ages 3–12), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Education (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) (ages 16–18) are certified and accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organisation® which will give educators interested in teaching at IB World Schools a competitive advantage.

As a graduate of the International Baccalaureate Programme you will gain the same qualification and graduation certificate as an on-campus student because you will achieve identical learning outcomes from the same academics that teach our on-campus courses. If you complete your masters you will also be invited to attend a graduation ceremony in Melbourne.

Online course options

Next term starts: 27 January 2020
Applications close: 13 January 2020

Course name Full-time duration Part-time duration Core subjects Elective subjects Capstone subjects* Total course fee ** 
Master of International Education (International Baccalaureate) 1 year 2 years 4 2 2


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Graduate Certificate in International Education (IB) N/A 1 year 4   


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*Capstone subjects vary, and may involve work placements, project-based learning, a research project, or a coursework subject outlining business best practice. Please review the course page for more information on this component.

**The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5 per cent per annum.

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Discuss your path

Talk with a dedicated student support consultant to understand more about this program, including:

  • Entry requirements
  • Time commitment for subjects
  • Fees and payment options.

Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149
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