Instructional Coach

The Instructional Coach specialization consists of 12 courses in a 30 credit hour program that prepares the teacher or administrator to be a competent educational leader in the role of instructional coach. The program provides practical, hands-on learning experiences in teaching and leading in a distinctively Christian manner. Coursework focuses on specific strategies for helping to shape the instructional culture of a school and promote staff professional development. Courses and an internship provide experience in implementing school-wide initiatives in curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, and faculty development.

Additionally, an Instructional Coach Certificate is available for those who already have an earned master’s degree in curriculum and instruction. The certificate requires five or more courses beyond a typical master’s degree in curriculum and instruction.

COURSES OFFERED IN 15-WEEK SEMESTERS AND 8-WEEK SUMMER TERMS.

Students may start the program during any term. Most M.Ed. students choose a two or three year plan of study during which they continue to work as a full-time educator. Contact us for a plan that fits your pace and starting point!

M.ED. COURSES IN instructional coach (30 CREDITS)

  • EDUC 501 - Issues in Education (3 credits, summer) (includes one week on campus in July)
  • EDUC 502 - Learner Development and Principles of Learning (3 credits, summer)
  • EDUC 503a - Interpreting and Applying Educational Research (3 credits, fall)
  • EDUC 504 - Curriculum Development and Evaluation (3 credits, summer)
  • EDUC 505 - Education in the Inclusive Classroom (3 credits, summer)
  • EDUC 506 - Best Practices in Instructional Strategies (3 credits, summer odd)
  • EDUC 507 - Classroom Assessment Strategies (3 credits, fall)
  • EDUC 522 - Advanced Pedagogies for Teaching Literacy (1.5 credits, summer odd)
  • EDUC 523 - Advanced Pedagogies for Teaching Math (1.5 credits, summer odd)
  • EDUC 551 - High Impact Coaching (3 credits, fall even)
  • EDUC 559 - Internship in Instructional Coaching (1.5 credits, spring even)
  • EDUC 561- Instructional Leadership (3 credits, spring)

instructional coach certificate (10.5 CREDITS beyond the teacher leadership specialization)

  • EDUC 522 - Advanced Pedagogies for Teaching Literacy (1.5 credits, summer odd)
  • EDUC 523 - Advanced Pedagogies for Teaching Math (1.5 credits, summer odd)
  • EDUC 551 - High Impact Coaching (3 credits, fall even)
  • EDUC 559 - Internship in Instructional Coaching (1.5 credits, spring even)
  • EDUC 561- Instructional Leadership (3 credits, spring)