Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

International Baccalaureate

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for Initial Teacher Prep Candidates

LUC Policies and Procedures

The International Baccalaureate Organization has recognized the Bachelor of Science in Education and the Master of Education at Loyola University Chicago as meeting all the academic requirements of the IB certificate in teaching and learning in the Primary Years Programme (grades K-5), the Middle Years Programme (grades 6-10) and the Diploma Programme (grades 11 and 12).

Undergraduate and graduate teacher candidates in the School of Education enrolled in the elementary (grades 1-6), middle (grades 5-8), and secondary (grades 9-12) teacher preparation program areas have the following options given the licensure system in Illinois and the certification system of IB.

  • All middle and secondary education candidates are eligible to be IB certified - MYP or DP.
  • All elementary education candidates are eligible to be IB certified – PYP.*
    *Please note that this is dependent on placement at an IB
      school for Sequence 6 of TLLSC program.

To earn IB certification candidates must demonstrate the following:

  1. Successful completion of TLLSC Phase 1 (sequences 1, 2 and 3), including the successful completion of the Sequence 3 summative assessment is required as one aspect of earning the IB certificate.
  2. Successful completion of TLLSC Phase 2 (sequences 4, 5 and 6), including the successful completion of the Sequence 6 summative assessment is required as another aspect of earning the IB certificate.
  3. Teacher candidates will also need to successfully complete module TLSC 350 in an IB World School in a PYP, MYP or DP programme.
    1. Elementary candidates - PYP (1-5)
    2. Middle School candidates – MYP (6-10)
    3. Secondary candidates – MYP (9-10) or DP (11-12)
  4. Successful completion of TLLSC Phase 3 (sequences 7 and 8 – one year internship) and successful completion of all requirements of the teacher preparation program at Loyola University Chicago is the final aspect of earning the corresponding IB certificate.

Procedures to register and enroll in the International Baccalaureate Program:

  1. During Sequence 6 Candidates will receive the IB Form A1: Enrollment and “The Letter for Candidates” in order to officially enroll for the IB teaching and learning certificate.  The form is returned to the Associate Dean for Student Academic Services. All candidates’ enrollment forms are then sent to the IB office to be processed and registered.
  2. All registered candidates are provided access to the IB Online Curriculum Center (OCC). Upon submission of the IB certificate Enrollment Form, candidates will be notified by email of their OCC account details.
  3. Upon successful completion of the degree program, candidates may register for the corresponding IB educator certificate by submitting IB Form B1: Registration and paying a registration fee of $263 directly to the IB Office.

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