IB leadership certificates

All teachers transform theory into practice, but IB educators 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.

Certified IB leaders can inspire and guide a school community to implement and sustain IB programmes at IB World Schools. 

IB certificates in leadership affirm the principles and practices associated with leading in the wider IB community as well as within an IB World School. The IB’s leadership framework offers two distinct leadership development experiences for IB certification.

IB certificate in leadership practice

The IB certificate in leadership practice is designed for educators and administrators who want to improve their leadership capabilities in an IB context. Participants develop and refine their capacity to play a role in guiding a school through IB authorization.

IB advanced certificate in leadership research

The IB advanced certificate in leadership research provides a more profound understanding of leadership responsibilities and capabilities through rigorous investigative work. It includes research within IB leadership contexts as well as deep reflection on the students’ own leadership practice.

Gaining an IB leadership certificate

To gain either an IB certificate in teaching and learning or an IB advanced certificate in teaching and learning research, simply enroll in a program of study at one of our IB-recognized universities.

Upon completion of your program of study, you may register for the applicable certificate with the IB. If you have any questions, you can reach our team via email, or read our frequently asked questions.

Read about the requirements for the IB educator and leadership certificates and the terms and conditions of enrolment and registration for the IB educator and leadership certificates.


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