Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Teaching and Learning Certificate for Practicing Teachers International Baccalaureate


820 N. Michigan Ave

Lewis Towers Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60611

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Teaching and Learning Certificate for Practicing Teachers International Baccalaureate

Format: Online

Program Description:

The International Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning for both the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the Middle Years Programme (MYP) are each a 10-credit online course of study for
* in-service pre-kindergarten through fifth grade teachers for the PYP or
* in-service sixth through tenth grade teachers for the MYP.

Geared toward preparing practicing teachers to work in International Baccalaureate (IB) schools, this graduate-level program provides instruction related to the IB history and philosophy, curriculum design and methodology, the assessment of learning, and the use of student data for instructional decision-making.

Program Benefits

  • The program is 100% online with asynchronous sessions.
  • The duration of the program is about seven months.
  • Network with other educators around the country and the world via an online platform.
  • Eligible for an IB certificate in teaching and learning.

Program Outcomes

  • Develop the knowledge and skills to teach in an IB program.
  • Understand and be able to implement the processes of instruction and assessment that take place in IB curriculum, including unit planning, traditional and performance-based assessment, and data-based decision making.
  • Learn to promote learner development using a global, transdisciplinary/interdisciplinary and inquiry-based framework.
  • Be eligible for the IB certificate in teaching and learning.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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