Instructional Coaching Endorsement Graduate Certificate
Learn to navigate complex classroom settings with the Instructional Coaching Endorsement Certificate. You will enhance your skills by analyzing your own teaching practices, learning how to critique the practice of other teachers and respond to peer feedback, and becoming familiar with research on teacher effectiveness.
This certificate offers a pathway toward teacher leadership for those who do not wish to pursue a master’s degree. It is well suited to teachers who coach and mentor their peers, new teachers or student teachers. The skills it develops qualify graduates for instructional leadership roles in their schools or districts, including department chairperson, curriculum coordinator or school-based teacher coach.
This certificate is offered in a blended format and it generally takes three semesters to complete the required 12 credits. The courses meet either once a week in the evening or in a blended format every other week with additional interaction required online or through projects conducted in the student's school setting.
This certificate can be added to any valid Pennsylvania Instructional I or II teaching certificate. You must have a valid PA teaching certificate and at least three years of teaching experience to apply.
Submit the following materials to be considered for admission.
Recommendations: Two letters of recommendation are required. Your recommendations should be from college or university faculty members who can speak to your academic abilities.
Statement of Goals: Write a one to two page statement outlining why you are applying to this program with a specific focus on your interests, target career and your academic and job-related experiences that are relevant to the program.
Bachelor’s degree in discipline or related discipline: Provide official transcripts from all institutions previously attended.
A valid PA teaching certificate is required.
A current résumé is required.
TOEFL or IELTS score if needed. See all international graduate applicant requirements.