University of the People M.Ed. in Advanced Teaching

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Starting in 2018, the IB has collaborated with the University of the People (UoPeople) to offer teachers across the world an opportunity to further their careers, regardless of what they can afford and where they teach.

The IB and UoPeople launched an online Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree to decrease costs and increase accessibility to exemplary teacher education programs, and the IB offers scholarships for educators to attend this program.

The degree focuses on developing globally minded educators with in-depth knowledge of curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment to support student-directed inquiry, interdisciplinary learning, intercultural competence, and critical thinking. Graduates will attain a degree which reflects the IB’s approaches to teaching and learning, growing the pool of IB-ready teachers and decreasing professional development costs.

The IB believes that teachers should have access to high quality education, so students everywhere have the best opportunity to become learners. Together, the IB and UoPeople are creating alternate means of education for anyone who wants to learn.

M.Ed. program details

The M.Ed. program is typically 13 courses and can be completed within a year. Following the UoPeople’s tuition-free model, students only pay for application fees, transfer credit fees (if applicable) and assessment fees.

To request more information or apply for the UoPeople M.Ed. program, please visit UoPeople’s website. All IB and non-IB educators are welcome to apply.

M.Ed. scholarship opportunity

Since 2020, the IB has collaborated with UoPeople to award scholarships to complete an M.Ed. degree. Educators from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply.


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