OISE Certificate in International Education for IB

OISE Certificate in International Education for IB

Certified and accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization*, the OISE Certificate in International Education provides qualified high school teachers with the theoretical and practical skills required to be an IB Educator.

Completing the OISE Certificate in International Education will qualify you for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Educator Certificate in Teaching and Learning – Diploma Programme. Together, these internationally-recognized credentials will open up teaching opportunities for you in the 180+ IB diploma programme schools across Canada and over 3,300 schools around the world.

Developed by Canada’s leading university for education**, this 100% online program enables you to participate from anywhere in the world, and continue teaching while you advance toward this internationally recognized, professional qualification.

 *International Baccalaureate is a registered trademark of the International Baccalaureate Organization.

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What You'll Learn

You’ll explore IB curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment in the first three courses, followed by a capstone project in course four, with support from a subject-specific IB educator mentor.

By qualifying for an IB Educator Certificate in Teaching and Learning, you’ll not only gain a valued credential to prospective employers in the international education community, but a competitive advantage – saving potential employers thousands of dollars as your certificate waives the requirement for IB category 1 workshops. You’ll also obtain access to the invaluable IBDP online resource centre, joining a global community of IB practitioners.

Who Should Enroll in this Certificate

This certificate has some formal prerequisites, but applicants should be qualified high school teachers (holding a recognized teaching qualification OR a minimum of 3-years teaching experience.)

Most Commonly Related Occupations

Public High School Teachers

Private High School Teachers

IB Diploma Program Teachers

Certificate Overview

After successful completion of all four courses, you will earn an OISE Certificate in International Education for IB Qualification (Diploma Programme) and be eligible to register for the IB Educator Certificate in Teaching and Learning with the International Baccalaureate Organisation*.

Program Length

Within 1 year (max 2 years).


Online Asynchronous
(some OPTIONAL synchronous opportunities provided)

Class Size

Under 30 Learners

Course Duration

Each course is 6 weeks. Courses must be completed chronologically.


6-8 hours per week

Total Investment

Course 1, 2, 3: $985 each
Course 4: $1095
All fees are in CAD and
HST Exempt

Compulsory Courses (Take All 4)

Gain a foundational understanding of the role and philosophy of the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme in this six week, 100% online Introductory Course. You’ll practice the IB inquiry cycle (Inquire-Act-Reflect) as you progress through each module.

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In this six week online course, you’ll examine how the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum design process upholds the IB Mission and philosophy within the K-12 international education context. You’ll have the opportunity to continue to practice the IB inquiry cycle (Inquire-Act-Reflect) as you learn how to design and plan effective learning in an IB programme based on learning theories, effective strategies and learning styles.

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Explore the purposes and principles of assessment in IB programming, and practice designing equitable assessment opportunities that align with the IB’s mission, vision and philosophy. You’ll follow the IB inquiry cycle (Inquire-Act-Reflect) as you explore and design assessment tasks and evaluation tools, create differentiated assessments and develop strategies for providing effective feedback to students and parents about progress and achievement in the IB Diploma Programme.

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The fourth and final course of the OISE Certificate in International Education, International Baccalaureate (Diploma Programme) comprises two distinct components:

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Meet Our Facilitators

Charlene Landry-Kyte

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Heather Friesen

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Julie Wood-Chiasson

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Kelly Longmore

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Meagan Enticknap-Smith

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