Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Explore the Program

Teaching and Learning Certificate for Practicing Teachers: IB

  • The program is 100% online with asynchronous sessions.
  • The duration of the program is about seven months.
  • Network with other educators around the country and the world via an online platform.
  • Eligible for an IB certificate in teaching and learning.

Cohorts are available at the Water Tower Campus starting every Summer (late June/early July) term. This cohort program is available to Chicago Public School teachers and Catholic school teachers with a tuition discount.

  • Develop the knowledge and skills to teach in an IB program.
  • Understand and be able to implement the processes of instruction and assessment that take place in IB curriculum, including unit planning, traditional and performance-based assessment, and data-based decision making.
  • Learn to promote learner development using a global, transdisciplinary/interdisciplinary and inquiry-based framework.
  • Be eligible for the IB certificate in teaching and learning.

Primary Years Programme Courses:

Required coursework for the IB certificate (10 credits total)

Summer Semester (late June/early July to early August)

  • TLSC 471: Curriculum Processes PYP (3 credits)
  • TLSC 472: Teaching and Learning in the IB PYP (3 credits)

Fall Semester

  • TLSC 473: Assessment and Learning in the IB PYP (3 credits)
  • TLSC 474: Professional Learning IB PYP (1 credit)

Middle Years Programme Courses:

Required coursework for the IB certificate (10 credits total)

Summer Semester (late June/early July to early August)

  • TLSC 475: Curriculum Processes MYP (3 credits)
  • TLSC 476: Teaching and Learning in the IB MYP (3 credits)

Fall Semester

  • TLSC 477: Assessment and Learning in the IB MYP (3 credits)
  • TLSC 478: Professional Learning IB MYP (1 credit)

* Primary Years Programme 
* Middle Years Programme

This certificate program is a ten-credit hour program that leads to eligibility for the IB certificate in teaching and learning. 

Continuous Enrollments
Students in endorsement only programs are required to maintain the status of continuous enrollment during their program of studies. This means that during each semester of each academic year (excluding Summer Sessions), each student must enroll in at least one course. A formal leave of absence may be granted upon request and the approval of the School of Education’s Associate Dean of Student Academic Services.

PYP - Primary Years Programme 
               (Pre-K - Grade 5)
* MYP - Middle Years Programme 
                (Grades 6 - 10)

Application Deadlines: 
Summer: April 15

This program is being offered online.


A Completed Application Form 
You may submit your application form online


Official Transcripts
Applicants must submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work. To be eligible for admission, your transcript must show an earned bachelor's degree or a bachelor’s degree in progress. Certified copies of transcripts are acceptable; faxed copies of transcripts are not considered official. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts; we have them on record.


Transcripts must show a GPA of at least a 3.0. In exceptional cases, applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 may be admitted. Each program area gives meaningful consideration to the applicant's graduate GPA, recommendations, professional experience and reasons for pursuing a graduate program, as well as to the diversity of the student body.


One Letter of Recommendation
If you supply your recommender’s email address as part of your completed online application form, then your recommendation letter may be submitted online. Or, your recommender may choose to mail them to:


Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60611


We ask that you submit only one letter from the principal supporting enrollment in the program.


A Personal Statement
"The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect". In approximately 1,000 words, please reflect on what this statement means to you for teaching and learning.



For detailed information, visit
the Office of the Bursar's Tuition & Fees page for the Graduate School of Education.

For additional information on billing, payment, and policies, please visit the Office of the Bursar. For information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities, visit Loyola's Financial Aid Office and Financial Assistance through the School of Education.


  • Program Director: Hank Bohanon
    Phone: 312.915.7099
    E-mail: hbohano@luc.edu
  • Program Advisor: Charlie Tocci
    Phone: 312-915-6865
    E-mail: ctocci@luc.edu