California State University-San Marcos

333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096-0001

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California State University in San Marcos offers students the opportunity to earn an additional education in a new innovative International Baccalaureate program. Students need not be practicing teachers, but a career in education is the ideal application of the certificate objectives. The learning objectives from the certificate are applicable for teachers or educators of primary and middle years of schooling (grades K-10). 

The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is designed to develop knowledgeable and caring young educators and service orientated individuals, who wish to create a better and more understanding environment through intercultural respect. The certificate program’s courses aim to give students the resources to critically reflect, develop research skills, learn how to acquire concepts and participate in community service.

Successful students can use the certificate program for new careers as credentialed teachers, experienced teachers or leaders and administrators in an educational institution. Some students may also apply the certificate program’s earned credit units towards their pursuit of a Master of Arts degree: General Option from CSUSM. 

Certificate students may gain the theoretical understanding as well as the practical experiences needed to comprehensively apply the learned courses in new educational ventures around the world. The program is comprised of courses covering concepts of philosophy, pedagogy, assessment, standards, grading, reporting, curriculum and technology. The courses intend to enhance an educator’s understanding of the principles and practices associated with the International Baccalaureate Primary Years and Middle Years Programs. Upon completion of the certificate programs required course, students may be eligible to apply and earn the IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning. 

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