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Enter a World of International Teaching Opportunities

Certified and accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization*, the all-new 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) 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 program is offered 100% online, enabling 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.
** QS World University Rankings by Subject


Program Overview and Courses

The program is comprised of four (4) online courses including a final capstone project. The first three courses focus on curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment. The fourth and final course includes a capstone project which can be completed either in-school or as an applied project. To support the application of your learning in the capstone project, you will be paired with a subject-specific mentor who is a practicing IB educator.

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

*In order to receive the IB certificate in teaching and learning you must register for the certificate. The IB will send instructions to pay the registration fee of US$265 after receiving confirmation from OISE that you completed the program of study.


Program Details

Program Length: Within 1 year (max 2 years)

Format: 100% Online

Class Size: Under 30 Learners

Course Duration: Each course is 6 weeks

Effort: 6-8 hours per week

Investment: $895 per course (1,2,3) & $995 for final course (4)


Admission Requirements

Bachelor's Degree

showing 8 half credits (or international equivalent) in your chosen specialization (See IB Diploma Programme specialization options)*

If the language of instruction for your Bachelor’s degree was not English, you must provide proof of an IELTS English proficiency test with a minimum score of 6.5 in all components (or equivalent).

*Subject to availability. OISE CPL will consult with you if your chosen subject area does not match with our current roster of available mentors for PK12-IB4 Professional Learning & Capstone Project




Recognized teaching degree (IB experience is not required)

Successful completion of a recognized teaching qualification from any jurisdiction in the world.


3 years teaching experience

In a public or private secondary school. This must be confirmed by a letter(s) from your employer(s).


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What You’ll Earn

  • An OISE Certificate in International Education for IB Qualification (Diploma Programme), which qualifies you for an IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning – Diploma Programme.
  • 140 Professional Development hours recognized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO)
  • A recommendation from OISE, sent to the International Baccalaureate Organization


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To learn more about enrolling in this OISE Certificate, or if you have any questions about applying, get in touch with our team today.

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