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International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) Certificate

International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) Certificates are available to students in the MA in Educational Leadership and Management and MA in Learning and Technology programs.

To demonstrate the exceptional education you have earned at Royal Roads University, students enrolling in the MA in Educational Leadership and Management program at Royal Roads University can apply to obtain an International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) certificate, recognized around the world.

IBO credentials show your organization that you are an innovative leader, willing to go above and beyond our already high expectations. You will have access to a unique enrolment pathway, available only to IBO educators, and the opportunity to explore future professional and research opportunities with the IBO. As well, IBO Certification provides additional opportunities through the IBO Online Curriculum Centre (OCC), where you will find discussion forums and resources available only to IBO members.

Students enrolling in the MA in Educational Leadership and Management may be eligible to receive the following IBO certificates:

IBO Certificate in Leadership Practice

Learn to improve your leadership capabilities or enhance your career within an IBO context while you refine and develop your leadership responsibilities. As well, you will build your understanding of the leadership responsibilities and capabilities necessary to guide your school through the IBO authorization and implementation process. This certificate is most appropriate for teachers and administrators from non-IB schools who wish to develop understandings of leadership in an IB context as well as IB coordinators and aspiring IB leaders.

IBO Advanced Certificate in Leadership Research

By receiving this designation, you will have shown a profound understanding of IBO leadership requirements and responsibilities and demonstrated your ability to complete rigorous investigative work, including research within the IBO leadership context, as well as an introspective examination of personal leadership practices.  This advanced certificate is most appropriate for existing and experienced IB school administrators.

How to apply

When you complete the personal statement in your application for the MA in Educational Leadership and Management program, please describe your interest in the IBO Certificates relevant to your professional experience and goals for the future. During the on-campus residency in the summer there will be time set aside to register with the IBO and obtain access to their network and resources.  You will be expected to complete IB-specific readings and assignments during your program, as well as IB-related research topics, but you will maintain a workload equivalent to the students in your program who have opted not to pursue this distinction.

Visit the IB website for additional information about the registration and enrolment process for IB educator certificates.

Ask your enrolment advisor for more information about our available IBO certification and how this exclusive designation can impact your career.