Course overview

This course has intakes in term 1 and term 3. View Key Dates for upcoming terms, application dates and important deadlines.

Full-time duration Part-time duration Core subjects Elective Subjects Capstone subjects* Total course fee**
1 year 2 years 4 2 1 or 2 A$26,784

* Capstone subjects vary, and may involve work placements, project-based learning, a research project, or a coursework subject outlining business best practice. Students can choose between one 25 point capstone subject or two 12.5 capstone subjects.
** 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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Certified and accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organisation®, the Master of International Education (International Baccalaureate) 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 develop your teaching skills, explore new teaching frameworks and methodologies and graduate with an internationally recognised qualification that could take you abroad, this course is for you.

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Course aims

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 practicing 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.

Career outcomes

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.

What you will learn

  • Theories and concepts of the IB philosophy

  • Tools and strategies for assessing student learning

  • The ability to design and critique curricula

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
    Nicky Dulfer, Course Coordinator and Lecturer
  • Pip Robinson
    Pip Robinson, Lecturer
  • Julie Mitchell
    Julie Mitchell, Lecturer

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Contact student support

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    • Entry requirements
    • Time commitment required for each subject
    • Fees and payment options.

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    Email: continuing-education@unimelb.edu.au
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