Loyola University Chicago

School of Education


Teacher prep programs earn IB recognition

Teacher prep programs earn IB recognition

The School of Education received exciting news from the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) examiners that its undergraduate and graduate programs in teacher preparation were being unanimously recommended for unconditional recognition with commendations (subject to legal agreements).

The IB review team spent two days at the university talking with faculty, staff and students and visiting our school and community partners. This recognition will enable future graduates of our elementary and secondary teacher preparation programs the option of teaching in IB schools in the United States and worldwide. Loyola University Chicago is currently the only undergraduate institution in the US approved to prepare pre-service teachers in all three IB programmes—the Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme, and the Diploma Programme.