IB (International Baccalaureate)


                                Founded in 1994, Namseoul University currently educates approximately 13,000 students from undergraduate to                                       doctorate courses. Namseoul University International Graduate School, which was established in 2019, is leading the                                      internationalization of curriculum and globalization of Korean university education by providing lectures and                                                    international student services in English. Namseoul University International Graduate School became the first in                                              Korea and the 50th in the world to be certified as a teacher of IB World School in December 2019. In response, Namseoul University International Graduate School aims to provide teachers with a chance to get a job at more than 5,000 IB schools around the world after completing the IBEC Program.

IB curriculum and IB world school

The IB Program was founded in 1968 and is an international school curriculum headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Currently, 5,175 schools in 157 countries adopt the IB curriculum, of which about 52.6% are in the United States, with 26.5% in the Asia-Pacific region and 20.9% in Europe and Middle East Africa.


IB in Korea

There are currently 12 IB-certified international schools in Korea. The Daegu Metropolitan Office of Education and the Jeju Special Self-Governing Provincial Office of Education are also in the process of introducing IB in public education. In Korea, the IB DP teacher certificate can be obtained from Namseoul National University Graduate School of International Studies, which has been certified as an IB teacher certificate for the first time.

IBEC Program Information


A graduate of a teacher's college (secondary education) or four-year university and a secondary school teacher (grade 2).

Introduction to Key Programs

Namseoul University International Graduate School offers IBDP teaching certificates separately from its master's degree in International Education.

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Career after graduation

Students who complete the program can understand IB teaching philosophy and plan curricula for IB subjects as IB DP teachers. They can also be employed as IB DP teachers at IB World Schools worldwide.