Course Description

This course focuses on the learner and learning in relation to developing knowledge, understanding, skills, and attitudes in their students. Students will develop a deeper understanding of the IB's program curriculum frameworks and the processes that underpin them. Students will develop practical knowledge of how the IB programs are designed, interpreted and implemented. This course has four primary domains: a focus on international education and the role and philosophy of the IB programs, the development of curriculum frameworks (aims and objectives), curriculum and instructional design and curriculum articulation.

Course Outline

Candidates who may take this course during this semester are:   

  • Year 1 Teacher Candidates  (pre-service)
  • Year 2  Teacher Candidates (pre-service)
  • Any qualified teachers (in-service

Students must specify their intended specialization:
•      Primary Years Programme (PYP)
•       Middle Years Programme (MYP)



OSAP Funding for IB Courses

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) now includes funding for hundreds of micro-credential programs. The micro-credentials plan ensures loans and grants will be available to more learners to rapidly upskill and reskill for in-demand jobs. Please be advised that IB courses are on the list of eligible courses for OSAP funding. Please view the Micro-credential website for details and eligibility. https://www.ontario.ca/page/micro-credentials-ontarios-postsecondary-schools.

Who can get OSAP


OSAP is open to Ontario residents of any age who are:

  • Canadian citizens
  • permanent residents, or
  • protected persons

Students must enroll and pay for courses and be reimbursed directly by OSAP.  If you have questions regarding Micro-credential funding, please contact Student Awards and Financial Aid at award1@uwindsor.ca.


  1. Have an initial qualification that is the first degree of a university or other institution, or possesses a qualification and/or experience that is deemed equivalent.  This usually refers to a Bachelor's degree. And; 
  2. Have a recognized teaching qualification or be in the process of completing an education degree.  The IBO does acknowledge that some experienced IB teachers may not hold a current teaching qualification.  In such cases, a minimum of three years of full-time professional teaching experience in a government-approved/registered school is required. 
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Section Title
Curriculum Processes (PYP/MYP) - Fall 2024
Section Schedule
Sep 16, 2024 to Nov 24, 2024
Delivery Options
Online - Asynchronous Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $700.00
Section Notes

The deadline to enroll and pay tuition fees for the Fall semester is August 26, 2024.  If this is your first semester you must also submit all supporting admission documentation by this date. 



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