Jun 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Instructional Coach Endorsement (Online)


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Overview and Mission 

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 field experience with at least 15 hours within an inclusive setting.  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 online with field experience typically occurring at candidates’ place of employment. 

 

Neumann University’s graduate program leading to the Instructional Coach Endorsement is consistent with, and driven by, the University’s Mission Statement.  The program prepares PK-12 teachers to be effective instructional coaches and prepared to deliver job-embedded professional development with the goal of improving teaching and learning environments. 

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited, degree granting institution.
  • A completed Graduate Student Application online through www.neumann.edu/apply.
  • Official transcripts from each regionally accredited, degree granting institution attended.
  • Letter of intent which outlines why you wish to pursue the endorsement.
  • Names and telephone numbers of two professional references.
  • Interview (as needed)
  • Entry into this program may be done on a matriculated or non-matriculated basis.
  • The candidate must hold a valid Pennsylvania Level I or Level II Teaching Certificate in order to have the endorsement added or can receive certificate of completion from Neumann University. The student can also earn Act 48 hours for the completed courses.

 

Progression/Retention Requirements 

For the Instructional Coach Endorsement, continued progress requires that the student maintain an overall “B” average (cumulative 3.00 GPA) in the required courses and satisfactory participation in the program. Completion of all course requirements for the program is not to exceed five years. Exemption to this time limitation must be applied for in a written request to the School Dean. The student must maintain an overall “B” average (cumulative 3.00 GPA) in all required courses, with no more than two grades of “C” level work. If the student’s GPA falls below a 3.0, the student will be put on probation. The student will have one semester to bring his/her GPA up above a 3.0. If this does not occur, the student will be dismissed from the program. 

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