Curriculum and Instruction, MEd Concentration in ASTL: Advanced International Baccalaureate
With IB certification, you gain a rich learning experience, ongoing professional development and the ability to develop an expanded research capacity.
The Advanced International Baccalaureate (AIB) concentration provides advanced professional development for teachers on the philosophy, elements, and assessments of the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and Diploma Programme (DP). The coursework focuses on the theory, pedagogy, and research supporting the International Baccalaureate programs.
The ASTL concentrations are for teachers and other educators with one or more years of teaching or education-related experience who want to continue to grow professionally. The program offers advanced study in a specific concentration area, including Virginia's Standards of Learning content areas, cohort classes, an innovative schedule, and the use of technology. The courses, aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, help teachers think and practice as board-certified teachers. The program develops teacher-leaders who practice reflection through action-research, problem-based learning, and self-inquiry, and teacher expertise in a concentration that will identify the teacher as a potential leader in that area. Experienced teachers and other educators with or without a master's degree may apply for the full master's degree program, which includes 12 credits of core courses.
Core Courses (12 credits)
- EDUC 606: Education and Culture (3 credit hours)
- EDUC 612: Inquiry into Practice (2 credit hours)
- EDUC 613: How Students Learn (3 credit hours)
- EDUC 614: Designing and Assessing Teaching and Learning (2 credit hours)
- EDUC 615: Educational Change (2 credit hours)
Concentration Courses (18 credits)
- EDUC 621: Teaching and Learning in the International Baccalaureate Program (3 credit hours)
- EDUC 622: Curriculum Development across IB Programs (3 credit hours)
- EDUC 623: Models and Strategies for Teaching and Learning in IB Schools (3 credit hours)
- EDUC 624: Assessment and Learning in IB Schools (3 credit hours)
- EDUC 626: Inquiry into Action: IB Teachers, Learners, and Schools (3 credit hours)
- EDUC 627: Contemporary Issues and Trends in IB (3 credit hours)
Total: 30 credits
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