Teacher Development and Educational Studies

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456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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Phone: (248) 370-2613
Fax: (248) 370-2639

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Program Coordinator: 
Carolyn O'Mahony, Ph.D
485C Pawley Hall
(248) 370-3039

M. Ed. in International Baccalaureate Education


Why IB?

Oakland University's M.Ed. in International Baccalaureate Education program provides knowledge and experiences related to understanding teaching, learning, assessment, and international-mindedness within International Baccalaureate (IB) schools. It is appropriate for teachers who are currently teaching within IB schools, as well as those who are not teaching in IB schools but who seek professional preparation for doing so. Graduates of the program will understand the foundations of IB programs of study and will be prepared to engage in curriculum development and implementation that reflects international perspectives in K-12 schools.  Graduates of this program are eligible to register for the IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning.

Program Benefits

  • Master’s degree can be completed fully online

  • Oakland University is one of only 12 universities worldwide offering this graduate-level program in cooperation with the International Baccalaureate Organization

  • Students in the program take 32 credits of educational studies coursework within a cohort

  • Earning an IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning for the Primary, Middle or Diploma Programme opens the doors to over 1300 IB World Schools in the United States and countless other IB World Schools in 141 different countries

  • The Michigan Department of Education supports establishing International Baccalaureate Programmes (IB) at all levels.

  • OU's IB teacher development programs are developed collaboratively by OU professors and IB educators, including faculty from nearby International Academy, ranked the #1 International Baccalaureate School in America by U.S. News and World Report.


  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.

  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better (improved grades in recent coursework will be considered).

  • K-12 teaching experience or proof of teacher certification


IB 670: Philosophy and Practices

IB 671: Philosophy and Practices in the Classroom

IB 672: International and Global Education

IB 673: International and Global Education in the Classroom  

IB 674: Teaching, Learning and the Curriculum

IB 675: Curriculum and Instruction in the Classroom

IB 676: Assessment to Support Learning

IB 677: Assessment in the Classroom

IB 678: Professional Learning through Reflective Practice and Research

IB 679: Professional Learning through Collaborative Action Research 

EST 601: Introduction to Educational Studies

All remaining credits will be fulfilled through your selected concentration area with your adviser.

How to

This program is not currently accepting applicants. If you have questions or would like to receive additional information, please contact:

Carolyn O'Mahony, Ph.D
485C Pawley Hall
(248) 370-3039