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Kent State University was the first university in the world to offer an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme early childhood teaching program at the undergraduate level. Upon earning the Early Childhood Education bachelor's degree at Kent State, students have earned the IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning as well as their Ohio teaching license. The Certificate in Teaching and Learning can also be earned as a postundergraduate stand-alone certificate, or as part of the Early Childhood M.Ed. or MAT degree.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a curriculum for students aged 3 to 12 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.
The Kent State University Child Development Center, an early years laboratory school closely affiliated with the Early Childhood Education program, is currently an IB candidate school. Kent State also offers the IB Middle Years Programme Certificate in Teaching and Learning through its Middle Childhood Education program.