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    Course: IBEC-Diploma Programme

    Welcome to the DePaul University International Baccalaureate Educator Certificate (IBEC) program for the Diploma Programme (DP), ages 16-19. The content of this certificate shapes pre-service, new, and experienced educators like you into reflective practitioners and teacher-researchers ready for teaching within an IB Programme.

    The IBEC DP consists of four key modules/courses that are research-based and emphasize knowledge of the IB literature and ongoing research. This program focuses on developing practical knowledge of how the IB programmes are designed, interpreted, and implemented. This lays the foundation for how the programmes are delivered and assessed in support of your learning. Demonstrating an understanding of the IB’s programme curriculum frameworks and the processes that underpin them is thus an integral part of the knowledge that you should possess. The program provides you with an in-depth examination of the Diploma Programme curriculum framework, processes of teaching and learning, methods of assessment, and the keys to implementing teaching within a global context.

    The IBEC DP at DePaul University is a self-paced, fully online program. It can be completed in a minimum of two academic quarters or 22 weeks, during which you will not be required to follow a specific schedule or calendar. The pre-requisite for enrollment in the fully online IBEC is that the candidate has earned a bachelor's or master's degree.  No IB experience is needed.

    *International students, please email directly for registration.  If you have any difficulties or questions about the program, please email

    Programs Associated with this Course
    • Certificate in International Baccaleureate Educator
    Who Should Attend

    • Professionals in any teaching capacity
    • Professionals with a minimum of bachelor’s degree seeking training in the DP
    • In-service ninth- through twelfth-grade teachers for the DP
    • In-service teachers at any grade interested in the DP


    From this DP programme, students will receive:

    • Conceptual understanding, contextual learning, inquiry and diverse assessments within the broader global framework of an IB education
    • Further engagement with essential questions through field experiences in International Baccalaureate World Schools and direct experience applying theory of Understanding by Design in a global, internationally minded context.
    • Skills to be effective in one’s program of choice, regardless of IB school authorization status
    • Full understanding of best practices of IB instructional practices via DePaul University’s established partnership with IBWS throughout Chicago and the globe

    Professional Affiliations

    DePaul University International Baccalaureate Educator Certificate (IBEC) program in Teaching and Learning for the Diploma Programme (DP) is an academic certificate program recognized by International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).


    Module 1: Curriculum Processes in the International Baccalaureate Programmes (DP)

    Unit 1: DP International Education and he Role and Philosophy of the IB Program

    Unit 2: DP Curriculum Frameworks (Design Principles, Structures and Practices)

    Unit 3: DP Curriculum and Instructional Design

    Unit 4: DP Curriculum Articulation

    Module 2: Assessment in the International Baccalaureate Programmes (DP)

    Unit 5: DP the Principles of Assessment

    Unit 6: DP Developing Assessment Strategies

    Unit 7: D Designing Assessment Tasks and Rubrics

    Unit 8: DP Differentiation and Assessment

    Module 3: Teaching and Learning in the International Baccalaureate (DP)

    Unit 9: DP Learning Theories, Strategies and Styles in the IB program

    Unit 10: DP Teaching Methodologies and the Support of Learning

    Unit 11: DP Differentiated Teaching Strategies

    Unit 12: DP Selection and Evaluation of Teaching and Learning Materials

    Module 4: Professional Learning in a Global Context (DP)

    Unit 13: DP the Principles and Processes of Reflective Practice

    Unit 14: DP Collaborative Working: Planning, Implementation and Evaluation

    Unit 15: DP the Use of ICT to Support the Building of Communities of Practice


    For More Information, Contact:

    Brennan Palmer

    Phone: +1 773-325-2898

    Upcoming Class Offerings

    IBEC-Diploma Programme

    Dates: Ongoing
    Meeting Pattern:Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat
    Time: -
    Location: Online
    Cost: $3,950.00
    Final Deadline: 06/30/2024

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