OTHER CERTIFICATES & ENDORSEMENTS

International Baccalaureate

Overview
Eligibility

Create a better and more peaceful world. The International Baccalaureate (IB) aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end, the organization works with schools, governments, and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

IB offers high-quality international education programmes to one million students in more than 150 countries, with 93 programmes in Michigan:

  • 36 DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES
  • 34 MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMMES
  • 23 PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMMES


BECOME IB CERTIFIED

  • TO DEVELOP knowledgeable & caring youth who create a better & more peaceful world.
  • TO INSPIRE lifelong learners who understand differences & look for solutions.
  • TO CHALLENGE students to learn both inside & outside of the classroom.
  • TO HELP students of all ages to think critically & challenge assumptions.


IB WORLD SCHOOLS 

  • RECRUIT teachers who have prior IB experience or IB teaching certification. 
  • DEVELOP ambassadors for individualized, student-focused education.
  • PROVIDE rich resources for the IB community.
  • SUPPORT a rigorous curriculum that builds inquiry, community, & a global mindset.
Elizabeth Moje dean portrait

The U-M School of Education is professionalizing the next generation of teachers through immersive, practice-based approaches informed by research. The infusion of IB teaching and learning principles will further empower us to prepare teachers with knowledge and practices for their classrooms, and will support our diversity, inclusion, justice, and equity initiatives within Secondary Teacher Education.

Elizabeth Birr Moje
Dean, School of Education
SecMAC Natural History Museum field trip, 2019
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Connect with us

Please contact the coordinator of the IB certificate program with your questions or to enroll in the IB program.

Contact

Maria J. Coolican
mariajc@umich.edu
(734) 417-6806

Location

610 E. University Avenue
Room 1302 K
Mailbox 1228
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259

Office Hours

Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Eligibility


Students in the following programs are eligible for the certificate:

Format


The certificate program is a series of three online modules paired with some required in-person meetings. It is completed by students enrolled in the teacher education program. The cost of the program is $300.

Connect with us

Please contact the coordinator of the IB certificate program with your questions or to enroll in the IB program.

Contact

Maria J. Coolican
mariajc@umich.edu
(734) 417-6806

Location

610 E. University Avenue
Room 1302 K
Mailbox 1228
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259

Office Hours

Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.