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    Course: IBEC - Leadership Practice Programme

    Welcome to the DePaul University International Baccalaureate Educator Certificate (IBEC) program in Leadership Practices (LP). 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 PYP Programme.

    The IBEC LP consists of four key modules/courses that are research-based and emphasize knowledge of the IB literature and ongoing research:

    1. Leadership Theory and Practice. Within this course, students will learn philosophy and mission; strategic planning; policy development; organizational structures and roles; culture and ethos; and resourcing and infrastructure.
    2. Curriculum and Program Design. Within this course, students will learn curriculum design and implementation; curriculum articulation and coherence; instructional design, assessment strategy, policy and practice; reporting and feedback; and evaluating learning.
    3. IB Leadership in Schools. Within this course, students will learn building learning communities; professional development planning and policy; developing leadership capacity; team building and deployment; and appraisal and performance.
    4. The History, Philosophy of International Baccalaureate Education. Within this course, students will learn school-parent relationships; the legal and political environment; and external relations and communication.

    The IBEC in LP at DePaul University is a fully online program that is self-paced. The fully online IBEC for LP may be completed in a minimum of two quarters or 22 weeks. Therefore, 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 or master 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

    1. Professionals in any teaching capacity or those with a minimum of bachelor’s degree seeking training in the LP
    2. In-service teachers for the LP
    3. In-service teachers at any grade interested in the LP


    From this LP programme, participants will receive:

    • A deep understanding of the various ways in which IB educational leadership can be understood, applied, and how this leadership impacts learning
    • Insight into the interplay between the mission of IB, leadership intelligences, management, and the authentic leadership of IB schools
    • Skills in developing the dimensions of one’s IB leadership within all educational contexts
    • Skills to develop a focused approach to leading change in one’s IB educational context
    • Skills of reflection and practitioner-inquiry as an IB leader
    • Capacity to lead collaborative planning and reflective, professional practice within IB educational contexts

    Professional Affiliations

    DePaul University International Baccalaureate Educator Certificate (IBEC) program in Leadership Practices (LP) is an academic certificate program recognized by International Baccalaureate.


    Course 1: Leadership Theory and Practice (LP)

    Module 1: Philosophy and Mission

    Module 2: Strategic Planning

    Module 3: Policy Development

    Module 4: Organizational Structure and Roles

    Module 5: Culture and Ethos

    Module 6: Resourcing and Infrastructure

    Course 2: Curriculum and Program Design (LP)

    Module 7: Curriculum Design and Implementation

    Module 8: Curriculum Articulation and Coherence

    Module 9: Instructional Design

    Module 10: Assessment Strategy, Policy and Practice

    Module 11: Reporting and Feedback

    Module 12: Evaluating Learning

    Course 3: IB Leadership in Schools (LP)

    Module 13: Building Learning Communities

    Module 14: Professional Development Planning and Policy

    Module 15: Developing Leadership Capacity

    Module 16: Team Building and Deployment

    Module 17: Appraisal and Performance

    Course 4: The History, Philosophy of International Baccalaureate Education (LP)

    Module 18: School-Parent Relationships

    Module 19: The Legal and Political Environment

    Module 20: External Relations and Communication

    Module 21: Participation and Involvement


    For More Information, Contact:

    Brennan Palmer

    Phone: +1 773-325-2898

    Upcoming Class Offerings

    IBEC - Leadership Practice Programme

    Dates: Ongoing
    Meeting Pattern:Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat
    Time: -
    Location: Online
    Cost: $3,950.00
    Final Deadline: 06/30/2023

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