Graduate Certificate in International Education (IB)
Where will this take me?
Over the past five years the number of schools offering the International Baccalaureate has grown exponentially worldwide, with almost fifty per cent more institutions adopting the teaching framework. The increased demand for skilled professionals of the IB positions graduates of this program as preferred candidates in the classroom, to bridge gaps in knowledge and guide students to find their own answers.
Graduates of this course will be well placed to take up new career opportunities locally and globally.
Jordan Goulding is a Year 5 teacher in Berkshire in the United Kingdom. As an educator who’s approaching almost a decade of experience under his belt, he’s traipsed around the world teaching both primary and high school students – from Australia to Spain.
In 2018, Jordan completed the online Master of International Education – International Baccalaureate (IB). The 34-year-old says he made the decision to study because he wanted to make an impact in the educational landscape. The first-class honours graduate says the course has reshaped his teaching.
“The knowledge I have gathered ensures every student in my class can experience success within their own learning capacity at that given point. I can also help students become aware of their standing as a global citizen and the excitement and responsibility that brings.”
He says, “Without online teaching, I simply would not have been able to undertake a master.”
The online mode of study suited me perfectly – including the night-time tutorials – as I was able to fit in work and other commitments without too much difficulty.
As a teacher striving for excellence, Jordan was impressed with the “extremely high quality” of teaching offered by the IB program.
And he’s got sage advice for anyone interested in following in his worldly foot-steps.
“I would say to someone considering this course to ask as many questions as you find necessary to make sure it's the right fit for you. I believe it could be the right fit if you want to expand your teaching repertoire as well as gain theoretical and practical knowledge about the IBDP that you can apply straight away to associated teaching positions.”