Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Instructional Coaching Certificate


820 N. Michigan Ave

Lewis Towers Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60611

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Instructional Coaching Certificate

Format: Online

Program Description:

Teacher leaders are crucial for the success of the entire school. Often they are not given formal training. This certificate aims to empower teacher leaders to support and guide their colleagues to improve teaching and learning through instruction, curriculum, and using information and data. This certifcate will also focus on effective methods of leading professional learning.

Course Offerings

  • Fundamentals of Instructional Coaching
  • Curriculum Development for Instructional Leaders
  • Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Instructional Leaders
  • Foundations for Using Data for Continuous Improvement


This program is open to Catholic school teachers and teacher leaders.  Individuals are eligible to enroll with 1) a teaching license, credential, or certificate or the comparable credentials from another state or country and 2) two years' leadership experience in a Catholic school. 

All courses are taught in English.

Program Structure

The program consists of four 3-credit courses, all offered online in English. Over these courses, candidates will create an implementation plan for instructional coaching within their schools. Candidates will also develop the elements of instructional coaching: assessment for learning, delivery of effective curriculum, enhancing classroom instruction, and effective classroom management all through an inclusive, continuous improvement lens. 

Upon completion of this program, candidates will understand how to develop supportive, confidential, and trustworthy relationships with teachers, distinguish between coaching and evaluating, explore conferencing and feedback loops, facilitation, presentation, and best practices in professional learning. 


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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