Jul 19, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Instructional Coach Endorsement

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Program Director: Dr. Janette Kelly

The Program

The Instructional Coach Endorsement is one method of professional development that has shown potential to improve the knowledge, skills and practices of teachers, thus enhancing student achievement. Instructional coaching as a professional development activity involves a highly skilled professional (the coach) working with other professionals (the teachers) in a collegial manner to raise instructional practice to the highest possible level. Coaching promotes teacher growth and problem solving. It should provide consistent support to teachers as they work to improve practice based on collaboration, inquiry, and consultative feedback from the coach. Coaches will lead teachers in reflective and inquiry-based professional development that advances collective leadership, continuous improvement of instructional practices and improved student achievement. (from the PDE guidelines)

Candidates in this endorsement program will have to complete 45 hours of field experiences.

Admission requirements:

Candidates for the Instructional Coach Endorsement must complete the following materials for consideration of acceptance for this endorsement program.

  • Application
  • $30 application fee, payable to Saint Francis University
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • A minimum undergraduate and/or graduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher is required
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work completed
  • Copy of Instructional I or Instructional II certificate with a minimum of three (3) years teaching experiences on the certificate

Certification Requirements

  • Students must have successfully completed all requirements of the endorsement program prior to completing the TIMS online application for endorsement approval. There is a $125 fee to add this endorsement to an already existing Instructional certificate.

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