International Baccalaureate Educator Certificate in Teaching & Learning

The University of Montana, the only IB-recognized university in the region, is now offering a program of study that allows students to apply for an IB Educator Certificate in Teaching and Learning upon completion of the program.

The IB Educator Certificate in Teaching and Learning is a professional certificate provided by the International Baccalaureate Organization that complements students’ academic qualifications and provides them with the initial requirements to teach in an IB world school.

The IB program of study at the University of Montana offers students the opportunity to focus their study in one the three IB Programs - Primary Years, Middle Years, and Diploma Programs. The program is designed to ensure in-depth knowledge and understanding of IB content, principles, and practices. The courses are closely integrated with clinical experiences in IB schools and co-taught by UM faculty with extensive knowledge of IB theory and pedagogy alongside experienced IB practitioners. 

The IB program of study is intended for teachers and pre-service teachers enrolled in a graduate licensure program. It includes a sequence of three graduate-level courses that can be completed as a stand-alone program or as part of a graduate program. Pre-service teachers will have the opportunity to do their student teaching in a recognized national or international IB school. 

The IB Certificate Program is open to teachers across the U.S. and around the world. Distance students can join the class synchronously via web-conferencing.

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Required Courses

For the IB certificate in teaching and learning, students must take the following courses:

  • C&I 534 Foundation and Principles of International Baccalaureate Programs
  • C&I 535 Teaching and Learning in International Baccalaureate Programs
  • C&I 536 Assessment and Learning in International Baccalaureate Programs

 The IB program of study replaces two of the core courses required in the T&L Master’s Program:

  • C&I 501 Curriculum Design, Implementation, and Evaluation
  • C&I 510 Developmental and Learning Sciences

Minimum Enrollment Requirements

Students must hold a teaching licensure, be enrolled in a teacher licensure program, or have a minimum of three years full-time professional teaching experience in a government-approved/registered school in the subject or age domain in which they intend to register for the certificate.

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Lisa Firehammer
Department of Teaching & Learning