The IB Provider-Center at MCU

MCU is the only provider center for the International Baccalaureate educational program in Moscow. The IB Provider-Center was founded in November 2015 as part of the project by the Moscow Department for Education — ‘Moscow as International Quality Academy’. The IB Provider-Center trains teachers for authorized IB world schools and awards international certificates.


The IB Provider-Center at MCU:

  • promotes the IB programs for Moscow schools;
  • offers a Master’s degree ‘IB theory and technologies’

Master’s degree program — The IB Theory and Technologies

Since 2014 MCU has been delivering the IB Theory and Technologies Master’s degree program.
This program is recommended for teachers and managers of educational institutions that realize the IB programs or plan to do so.

Eligibility: graduates with Bachelor’s, Master’s or Specialist’s degree diplomas, regardless of the previous field of study. English language proficiency is an asset.

Study period: 2 years
Study mode: full-time

  • Сombine your studies with work or other commitments
  • Select subject modules depending on your interests
  • Receive a state-recognized diploma after graduation
  • Take part in all events arranged by the IB Center

Future prospects


Our graduates become experts on the International Baccalaureate system and can work in educational institutions realizing all types of IB programs. They are equipped with a set of advanced educational tools, such as differential training, cutting-edge information technologies, projective pedagogy, customized assessment systems. Moreover, they can use our best practices and modern approaches to education in order to foster communicative and cognitive skills, result-oriented performance and positive thinking in their own students.

Upon graduation, our students are issued the international IB Certificate in teaching and learning and Russian Master’s degree diploma, which enable them to use their knowledge and professional skills in pre-school, primary and secondary educational institutions in Russia and abroad.

How to apply

  • Prepare and submit a set of required documents.
  • Take a viva exam in Pedagogy

  • Guidance meeting
  • Entrance exam
  • Program start


For more information regarding the program please contact the MCU IB Center:

Tel.: +7 (985) 360 62 95


Admissions office:

Address: 4/1, Vtoroy Selskohozyajstvennyj proezd, Moscow, 129226

Tel.: +7 (499) 181 21 33, +7 (499) 181 21 77


MCU authorized to issue IB certificates in 2019

MCU has been included in the Directory of Universities authorized to issue IB Educator and Leadership certificates in 2019.


The IB workshops in May

The IB Provider Center of Moscow City University invites educators for the IB workshops in May.


The IB workshops in March

The IB Provider Center of Moscow City University invites educators for a spring session of the IB workshops.


MCU issues international diplomas

In January 2019, the graduates of the Master’s degree program International Baccalaureate: Theory and Technologies received their international diplomas.


MCU takes part in the IB Educator Certificate University Conference in the United Kingdom

On June 18–20, MCU experts participated in the IB Educator Certificate University Conference 2018 at the University of Bath, United Kingdom.


The IB Workshops: Language acquisition — Managing assessment in the MYP.MYP.Cat.3

The IB Center invites to participate in the workshop recommended for school leaders, Middle Years Programme (MYP) coordinators and lead teachers in subject groups who want to deepen their understanding of the MYP assessment model.


The IB Workshops: Making the PYP happen in the classroom.PYP.Cat.1

The workshop assists teachers who are currently in an IB World School offering the PYP but did not have the opportunity to receive category 1 workshop training before commencing their responsibilities.


The IB Workshops: Assessment.PYP.Cat.2

The workshop offers opportunities to explore the latest developments in assessment processes and their application.


The IB Workshops: Pedagogical leadership.PYP.Cat.2

The workshop deepens the understanding of the transdisciplinary and inquiry-based pedagogy of the PYP.


The IB workshops: Primary Years Program

The IB Provider Center at MCU invites you to take part in the spring seminars on the IB Primary Years Program (PYP).