IBMYP Certificate in Teaching and Learning

International Baccalaureate logoKent State University’s Middle Childhood Education program is the first in the state of Ohio to offer an undergraduate program authorized by the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization: the IB Middle Years Programme Certificate in Teaching and Learning.

The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) is a curriculum for students in grades 6-10 which focuses on the development of the whole child in the classroom and in the world outside. The IB is a recognized leader in the field of international education. The program defines international education as developing citizens of the world in relationship to culture, language and learning to live together. It also encourages diversity and flexibility in teaching.

Under this recognition, Middle Childhood educators graduating from Kent State are qualified to serve not only in Ohio, but also in any of the IB World Schools that exist in more than 128 countries. Kent State is one of three universities in the country offering the IB MYP certificate at the undergraduate level; Kent State also offers an IB Primary Years Programme Certificate in Teaching and Learning (for teaching ages 3-12). MYP classes are offered at three Kent State campuses: Kent, Geauga, and Stark.

For more information about the IB MYP certificate, please contact Dr. Robin Dever, Kent State’s IB Middle Years Coordinator: 440-834-3720 /