The Division of Education Studies warmly welcomed the International Baccalaureate Organization's Site Team onto our campus earlier this week, for a two-day intensive site visit. This was part of their rigorous assessment, as we had applied for formal recognition for both the MA in Learning and Technology and the MA in Educational Leadership & Management as accredited IB programs of study.
After a over year and a half of preparation, we are very pleased to announce that both programs have received "unconditional recognition" from the IBO!
Starting next year, MALAT students will be eligible to receive the "Certificate of Advanced Educational Research" from the IBO, and MAELM students will be eligible to receive the "Certificate of Leadership Practice" or the "Certificate of Advanced Leadership Research", depending on their career path.
The site visit team commended us for our inquiry-oriented learning model, our emphasis on applied, action-oriented research, the vibrant learning community that we create in our programs, our focus on supporting transformative learning, and our programs’ strong alignment with the IBO philosophy and values.
Greg Cran, Doug Hamilton and Judith Blanchette have skillfully spearheaded this initiative, which promises to be of significant importance in further raising RRU's excellent international reputation. There are only five universities world-wide being considered for accreditation by IBO, and we look forward to further solidifying this collaborative relationship in the near future.
Congratulations, Division of Education Studies!