Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Stud.(Internat. Baccalaureate)

Course 981DP (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Year and Campus: 2010 - Parkville
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


Assoc Prof Kay Margetts


Education Student Centre

Level 2 Alice Hoy Building

Course Overview:

The Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (International Baccalaureate) course has been designed to broaden teacher's understanding and skills in relation to the philosophy and concepts underlying the International Baccalaureate Programmes (PYP and DP) including processes, culture and classroom practices. The course is recommmended for teachers currently teaching in IB schools, those wishing to teach in IB schools or wanting to develop networks between IB schools. This qualification will be recognised by the International Baccalaureate as a credential for teachers in IB schools.

This is a full fee paying course.


Students who have completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (International Baccalaureate) should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the essential knowledge and skills to perform competently as an IB teacher;
  • Comprehend the intellectual, social and psychological aspects of their IB work with learners and synthesise theory and practice;
  • Understand the key concepts of IB curriculum policy formation and IB curriculum development;
  • Evaluate and use constructive criticism of their own work and of the institutions in which they teach;
  • Develop theoretical understandings of the International Baccalaureate; and
  • Demonstrate an understanding of curriculum delivery modes of the IB as a model for professional learning.
Course Structure & Available Subjects: Students complete 50 points of study
Subject Options: Initially this stream will be taught in part-time mode over three semesters
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2010
Entry Requirements:

An applicant may be eligible for entry into the Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (International Baccalaureate) if the applicant has:

  • completed an approved degree and an approved teaching qualification; or
  • completed an approved four-year teaching degree; or
  • completed an approved equivalent qualification which is recognised by the Faculty as evidence of adequate preparation for the course and has a record of professional or teaching experience in a field and at a level acceptable to the Faculty.
Core Participation Requirements: Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.
Graduate Attributes: Not available
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