College of Education

International Baccalaureate Teaching and Learning Program

The Butler University College of Education has become the first college of education  in Indiana-and only the 22nd in the world-authorized to offer teacher certification courses for International Baccalaureate (IB) education for Primary Years-for students ages 3-12-and Middle Years-ages 11-16. Teachers are able to complete 12 credit hours over the course of one year which leads to IB certification for PYP and MYP teachers.

What is the International Baccalaureate Teaching and Learning Program at Butler University?

The IB Teaching and Learning Program is a sequence of four hybrid and online graduate-level courses that prepares teachers to work in IB World Schools or other internationally minded settings.  Practicing teachers can choose to focus on the Primary Years Programme (PYP) or the Middle Years Programme (MYP) within the IB Teaching and Learning Program.  The course content and connected field experience will prepare teachers in the areas of curriculum processes, teaching and learning, assessment, and professional learning, all from the lens of an IB education.  Upon completion of the coursework, participants can apply to the International Baccalaureate Organization for the International Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning. 

Who should take coursework for the International Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning?

The IB Teaching and Learning Program at Butler University is designed for teachers who are interested in learning about or working in a global educational context. 

  • For those teachers who work in an IB World School, completion of the IB Teaching and Learning Program at Butler University will deepen your understanding of IB PYP or IB MYP practice.  Achievement of the IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning will provide Heads of School evidence of the IB-specific knowledge, skills, and dispositions you possess.  The IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning counts as the equivalent of the IB Category 1 training required of teachers in IB World Schools.
  • For those teachers who are interested in seeking employment at an IB World School, the IB Teaching and Learning Program at Butler University will provide you the requisite knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to teach in an IB World School PYP or MYP. The IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning counts as the equivalent of the IB Category 1 training required of teachers in IB World Schools.
  • For teachers who have completed the undergraduate degree and received an initial teaching license and are interested in positioning themselves to work in an inquiry-based educational setting, international school, or an IB World School, the IB Teaching and Learning Program at Butler University will complement your undergraduate teacher preparation coursework with the tenets of international mindedness, IB frameworks, and understandings of inquiry-based instruction.
  • For teachers who are interested in education in a pluralistic society, global education, and international mindedness, the IB Teaching and Learning Program at Butler University can provide you the time and space to consider teaching, learning, and assessment within a global context and to connect with other likeminded educators.

How do I apply?

Teachers who are interested in the IB Teaching and Learning Program at Butler University can enroll in the program as a non-degree seeking student or apply for admission to the Master's in Effective Teaching and Learning (METL) Program.

The METL program is an inquiry-based teacher research graduate program that aligns with IB approaches to teaching and learning. All of the courses in the IB Teaching and Learning Program at Butler University count as electives in the METL program.

Tuition

Each 3 credit hour course for the IB certificate program is half-priced, costing approximately $750.00 for the 2014-2015 school year.

What is the Plan of Study?

Summer I

ED 503-60 Curriculum Processes In The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program
OR
ED 503-65 Curriculum Processes In The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program

Face-to-Face Meetings

May 16 - 5:00-9:00 p.m.
May 17 - 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
May 18 - 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Online Engagement

May 12 - June 18

Summer II

ED 503-61 Teaching And Learning In The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program
OR
ED 503-66 Teaching And Learning In The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program

Face-to-Face Meetings

June 20 - 5:00-9:00 p.m.
June 21 - 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
June 22 - 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Online Engagement

June 23-August 1

Fall

ED 503-62 Assessment In The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (3 credit hours)
OR
ED 503-67 Assessment In The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (3 credit hours)

Face-to-Face Meetings

September 19 - 5:00-9:00 p.m.
September 20 - 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
September 21- 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Online Engagement

August 27-November 21

Spring

ED 503-63 Professional Learning In A Global Context Primary Years Program (3 credit hours)
OR
ED 503-68 Professional Learning In A Global Context Middle Years Program (3 credit hours)

Online Engagement and Field Experience

January 27-April 25. 

Questions?

Contact Dr. Brooke Kandel-Cisco, Graduate Programs Coordinator in the College of Education.