Professional certificates

IB educators lead the way in providing a comprehensive, international education for students.

The IB professional certificates help educators develop in many areas that benefit teaching and learning in ways that are oriented toward inquiry, research and project-based learning among other things.

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Recognized programmes of study worldwide for 2022

Explore our network of universities that offer IB-recognized programmes of study leading to an IB educator or leadership certificate.

See the programmes of study and related certificates offered at the universities in our network at a glance [94 KB]. 

Download this year's IB university directory [4.4 MB]. 

IB educator certificates–The international symbol of excellence

All teachers transform theory into practice, but IB teachers go beyond. Grounded in a global mindset, IB educators are catalysts for infusing higher-order thinking skills into a new generation of learners and leaders. 

Educators draw on the IB’s highly acclaimed, research-based curriculum to prepare students for global leadership roles. 

Find out more about the IB educator certificates.

IB leadership certificates–Empowering leaders to make a difference

Certified IB leaders inspire and guide school communities to implement and sustain IB programmes at IB World Schools. 

IB certificates in leadership acknowledge understanding of the principles and practices associated with leading in an IB World School and the wider IB community. 

Read more about the IB leadership certificates.

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