School of Education - George Mason University

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.

International BaccalaureateThe 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)

Concentration Courses (18 credits)

Total: 30 credits


ASTL Advanced International Baccalaureate Concentration Form (pdf)