Course Description

This course provides an overview of international education and the role of the International Baccalaureate (IB) in determining principles, standards and practices for the K-12 continuum.  This course introduces the nature of inquiry, the role of standards and assessment in formulating instruction in IB settings. 

Course Outline

This course is open to all students eligible for the International Educator Certificate program.  For those who are commencing their teacher education program (e.g., Ontario B.Ed. Year 1 students), it is highly recommended that you start the program by enrolling in this course.   
Diploma Programme (DP) students must specify their intended subject group specialization:
  • Studies in language and literature
  • Language acquisition
  • Individuals and societies
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • The arts


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 ares 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

 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 possess 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 full time professional teaching experience in a government-approved/registered school is required. 
NOTE:  Evidence of education or teaching experience in the relevant subject area will be required.  This evidence will vary depending on your level of teaching experience or teacher training, and might include:
  • teaching subjects stated on a recognized teaching qualification (for practicing Ontario teachers, providing an OCT # will be sufficient), OR
  • three or more years teaching experience in the subject area, supported by letter(s) from your employer(s), OR
  • unofficial transcript or copy of degree specifying a major or a minor qualification in the selected specialization (for those entering or enrolled in a teacher training program).



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Section Title
Teaching and Learning (DP) -Fall 2024
Section Schedule
Sep 16, 2024 to Nov 24, 2024
Delivery Options
Online - Asynchronous Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $775.00
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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