Education

Instructional Coach Endorsement Program

Course Descriptions

 

EDU 605

Introduction to Instructional Coaching
This course introduces students to current theories, research, and practice concerning instructional coaching.  This course will focus on using standards from various professional organizations to guide instructional planning and coaching.  Students will explore key elements of coaching approaches that will improve student achievement through a variety of activities and reflection. Students will be provided tools to assist them as they support the professional growth of teachers.

 

EDU 606

Professional Development Planning and Assessment
Prerequisite – Introduction to Instructional Coaching
This course focuses on preparing the instructional coach to plan, implement, and assess professional development that meets the needs of the school community, students, and/or families. Theories of adult learning will be explored and applied to the planning.  Students will be asked to reflect and find ways to improve their coaching techniques. Specific focus will be placed on culturally responsive teaching and meeting the needs of every child. 

 

EDU 607 
Leadership and Organizational Change
Prerequisite – Introduction to Instructional Coaching
This course will explore organizational change and leadership within school change literature. Students will be asked to explore their own leadership style and the importance of collegial interactions to promote student learning. Focus will be placed on exploring schools as communities of learners and how as leaders, we can help to promote common goals and vision in school. 

 

EDU 608

Instructional Coaching Practicum
Prerequisites – Introduction to Instructional Coaching, Professional Development, Planning and Assessment, Leadership and Organizational Change
During this practicum, students will plan, implement, and assess their instructional coaching techniques within their school/community setting.  Students will be supervised during this time and 45 hours will need to be documented in order to receive credit. The field experiences should connect with the Competencies from the following courses: Introduction to Instructional Coaching, Professional Development Planning and Assessment, Leadership and Organizational Change. Specific suggestions will be provided to the students on ways to align with the Competencies.

 

 

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