Feb 23, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Instructional Coach Endorsement

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The goal of the Instructional Coach Endorsement Program is to provide candidates with the skills to be effective instructional coaches and prepared to deliver job-embedded professional development with the goal of improving teaching and learning environments.   The Endorsement program consists of 12 credits and can be completed alone or in conjunction with the Masters of Education.  Candidates complete 45 hours of supervised field experience with at least 15 hours within an inclusive setting.  In order to receive the endorsement, the field experience must be completed and documented.  This program endorsement documents knowledge in new and emerging areas where formal certification does not exist.  The endorsement is added to a Level I or Level II teaching certificate.  The program is offered through a combination of face-to-face sessions, field experience, and online learning.  All course material will be accessible through Blackboard Learn. 

Prerequisites for the Instructional Coach Program:

  • Candidates must hold Level I or Level II teaching certificate
  • Candidates provide evidence of at least three years of successful teaching experience


  • Introduction to Instructional Coaching (3 credits)
  • Professional Development Planning and Assessment (3 credits)
  • Leadership and Organizational Change (3 credits)
  • Instructional Coaching Practicum (3 credits)

After completing the coursework for the instructional coach endorsement program, the institution’s certification officer will recommend the candidate for the endorsement after successful completion of the Instructional Coaching Endorsement Program.  The candidate must complete the required PDE application for endorsement and pay the appropriate fee to add the endorsement to their instructional certificate.  The application process may be found at the following link: 

Admission Requirements

  • Entry into this program may be done on a matriculated or non-matriculated basis.
  • The candidate must hold Level I or Level II Teaching Certificate.

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