International Baccalaureate (IB) now recognising the quality of The University of London’s Institute of Education MA awards

05-8-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The Institute of Education has signed an important agreement with the International Baccalaureate (IB), recognising the quality of the IOE’s MA awards.

This initiative will provide students on the IOE’s MA Education and the MA Applied Educational Leadership and Management (AELM) programmes with the opportunity to apply for an IB Advanced Certificate in Teaching and Learning Research or the IB Advanced Certificate in Leadership Research. These awards will aid their understanding of, and engagement, in student learning, and enhance their career development to increase their access to teaching jobs worldwide.

This agreement recognises the innovative nature and quality of the MA in Education, and the MA AELM and demonstrates that the IOE’s teaching is in line with the values and methods promoted by the IB.

Elizabeth Wood, programme leader MA AELM  and Dr Clare Brooks, Programme Leader MA Education have taken a joint  strategic lead on this project, Dr Clare Brooks said

“We are delighted that the IB has recognised the value of the IOE’s MA in Education in accordance with their awards programme. The MA in Education features students involved in both primary and secondary education, like the IB, from all around the world. The flexibility of the programme means that IB teachers can study from wherever they are based, and tailor their studies to their particular interests and professional development needs.”

Notes to editors

  • The University of London was established in 1836 and is one of the oldest, largest and most diverse universities in the UK. Its founding principle is to provide education for all, irrespective of race, creed or political belief.
  • In 1858, the University of London was granted its fourth Charter, which paved the way for the establishment of the University of London External System, which became known as the University of London International Programmes from 1 August 2010.
  • The University of London International Programmes is the world’s oldest provider of degrees through distance and flexible learning.
  • The International Programmes has been instrumental in the formation of British higher education – all English and Welsh universities founded between 1849 and 1949 offered University of London degrees before obtaining Royal Charters to award their own degrees.
  • Today, the University of London International Programmes is a unique global network of more than 52,000 students in 180 countries, on 100+ study programmes.
  • Famous former students and alumni include seven Nobel Prize Winners: Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins; Professor Ronald Coase; Wole Soyinka; Derek Walcott; former President Nelson Mandela; joint-winner Charles Kao; and joint-winner Dr Rolph Payet, currently Vice-Chancellor of the University of Seychelles.
  • For more information about the MA Education programme go to Education (MA).
  • For more information about the MA Applied Educational Leadership and Management (MA, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate)

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