IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning
To gain the IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning, you must successfully complete the following four units:
- Curriculum Studies
- Education in an International Context
- Understanding Learners & Learning
You must also base your assignments on current or recent IB teaching practice.
How can these be studied?
It is possible to take each of these units by Distance Learning. Units are also taught at Study Centres, Summer School, and at timetabled sessions at the University of Bath campus during semester time.
What if I finish my studies having successfully completed these four units?
If you wish, you can conclude your studies after completing the IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning.
As a student of the University of Bath, you will be eligible for the 30 credit Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (PGCES).
If you also successfully complete the Research Methods in Education unit you can conclude your studies with the 60 credit Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), or continue your studies to the next level by enrolling on the dissertation.
IB Advanced Certificate in Teaching and Learning Research
If you wish to study for the Advanced Certificate, you must have first successfully completed the four IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning units, together with the Research Methods in Education unit.
For the Advanced Certificate, you must also successfully complete the 15,000 word MA in Education dissertation in which you critically engage with relevant research literature, your own practice, and issues related to one of the IB programmes.
Once you have passed these five units and the dissertation, as well as gaining the IB Advanced Certificate in Teaching and Learning Research, you can be awarded the MA in Education or the MA in Education (International Education).