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Certified and accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organisation®, the Graduate Certificate in International Education (IB) provides qualified teachers with the theoretical and practical skills related to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme and IB education more broadly.
Offered by Australia’s leading university for education†, this course allows students to continue teaching while studying at a time and place that suits them.
If you want to further refine your teaching skills, discover new teaching frameworks and approaches and graduate with an internationally recognised qualification that could take you abroad, this course is for you.
This course is designed to produce teachers with expertise and specialist knowledge in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme. As a student of this course, you will also gain high quality professional development that encourages critical thinking and self-reflection.
Graduates who specialise in the Primary Years Programme (PYP) (ages 3–12), Middle Years Programme (MYP) or Education (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) (ages 16–18) are eligible for the IB Certificate in teaching and learning through the International Baccalaureate Organisation®.
Who the course is for
This course is for practising teachers who are passionate about education and interested in the IB philosophy. It is for teachers in the early stages of their career who want to expand their career opportunities or teachers who have taught for many years who are looking to up skill and improve their teaching quality.
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.Graduates of this course will be well placed to take up new career opportunities locally and globally.
*International Baccalaureate Organisation, 2016
What you will learn
Theories and concepts of the IB philosophy
Theories and concepts of the
You will develop a deep understanding of the philosophy of the IB, international education, values education, and the centrality of the Learner Profile, as well as exploring theoretical implications of international mindedness in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme.
Tools and strategies for assessing student learning
Tools and strategies for assessing
You will learn the tools and strategies for assessing student learning and the extent to which these encourage critical thinking and meet the diverse needs of students.
The ability to design and critique curriculum
The ability to design and critique
You’ll obtain the skills to design and critique curricula that incorporates PYP, MYP and/or DP standards and practices, and addresses the objectives of subject specific and core element related learning.
Who you will learn from
Your online learning experience is enriched by interaction with lecturers and your fellow classmates. You can expect input and feedback from your lecturers and tutors as well as regular real-time sessions where you speak with the instructor and fellow students.
Find out more about the University of Melbourne online learning experience.
- Nicky Dulfer, Course Coordinator and Lecturer
- Pip Robinson, Lecturer
- Julie Mitchell, Lecturer
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