School of Education
820 N. Michigan Ave
Lewis Towers Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60611
Instructional Coaching Certificate
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.
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.
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.
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999