The CSUSM School of Education, in collaboration with Extended Learning, is proud to offer a fully-online Global Teacher Studies and Preparation: International Baccalaureate Primary and Middle Years Program. In response to the overarching need to bring San Diego students an international perspective and deeper understanding of people and their cultures to the classroom, CSUSM now offers courses of study recognized by the International Baccalaureate Organization. These courses develop teachers’ understanding of the principles and practices associated with the IB Primary Years and Middle Years Programs. Candidates who successfully complete one of these courses of study are eligible to apply and rearn the IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning. The program prepares San Diego area teachers (K-10) to serve in schools that implement the IB curriculum.
Dr. Carol Van Vooren is the Coordinator of the Educational Administration Credential program and the former principal of Jefferson Elementary in Carlsbad, an IB World School. She taught every level from K-21, mostly working with English learners through Migrant Education and federal Title programs. Her research is focused on leadership through the lens of cultural proficiency and international-mindedness. Dr. Van Vooren is the professor of several of the cohort classes including Leading School Communities in a Pluralistic Society, Leading for Assessment and Accountability, and Foundations of Leadership and Educational Issues. She is also the Coordinator of the International Baccalaureate Educator Certificate at CSUSM.