Through a convenient program schedule, we offer courses that prepare educators for meaningful work in International Baccalaureate programs at public and private schools throughout the world.
We’ve designed the International Baccalaureate Certificate program at Bethel for working teachers. The program is fully online. Students take 1 course at a time and progress through the program with their cohort—a group of about 22 peers enrolled in their program.
Highlights of the schedule:
- Fully online program
- One course at a time
- Completion time of 5 months
- Get in touch with our admissions team to learn more about start dates and program options.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Certificate is a 10 semester-credit program that includes 4 courses designed for teachers who want to expand their knowledge of IB principles and practices.
- Curriculum Processes: 6 one-week modules, 3 credits
- Assessment and Learning: 6 one-week modules, 3 credits
- Teaching and Learning: 6 one-week modules, 3 credits
- Capstone: 2 one-week modules, 1 credit
Through the course work, students gain a working knowledge of all 3 International Baccalaureate programs at a basic level and specialize in a specific IB program and its implementation.
International Baccalaureate programs include:
- Primary Year (ages 3-12)
- Middle Year (ages 11 to 16)
- Diploma (ages 16-19)
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Certificate is appropriate for educators working in prospective, candidate, or authorized IB schools and meets the minimum professional development requirements for IB program authorization and evaluation in schools.
Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to register for the IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning through the International Baccalaureate Organization. The certificate provides teachers with formal recognition of their knowledge and understanding of curricular, pedagogical, and assessment issues involved in implementing the IB program in which they teach or intend to teach.
The IB Certificate at Bethel University is approved by the International Baccalaureate Organization.