Instructional Coaching & Teacher Leadership Program

This certificate program prepares exemplary educators as PK-12 teacher leaders, with a particular emphasis on instructional coaching. Major topics include instructional coaching, building professional relationships with staff, building educator and team capacity to support all students’ success, professional learning, and school change. The program assignments and internship are personalized to candidates’ goals, context, and preferences.  Students can complete the program for a Certificate in Instructional Coaching and Teacher Leadership, and/or use course credit toward an M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning. Note that Carroll also offers an Instructional Coaching Course Credential, which is a non-credit course separate from the Instructional Coaching and Teacher Leadership Certificate program.  See website link below for details.

Through communities of practice, collaboration, reflection, research and a leadership internship, participants will:  

  1. Develop knowledge and skills in teacher leadership and instructional coaching 
  2. ​Serve as a change agent within teams, schools and districts/systems  
  3. Engage in key roles (e.g. coaching, mentoring) to lead school or district initiatives to nurture conditions that support learner and educator agency  
  4. Facilitate educator and team development to advocate for equity, inclusion and agency for learner centered schools and educator centered districts 

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Course Meeting Design

Courses and Meeting Dates 2022-2023

Core Courses for the Instructional Coaching & Teacher Leadership Certificate

Capstone Course Required for M.ED. students
EDU 607 or 616: Capstone / Research Course

For Credit Details

For students who:
  • Want college credit/grades
  • Want to use credits toward an M.Ed. degree.
Expectation: Complete all course requirements

Evidence of completion:

  • Transcript grades
  • Certificate
  • Can apply toward M.Ed. in Teaching & Learning
Tuition website

Total credits: 

  • 3 credits/class
  • 4 classes = certificate, 12 credits
  • 5 classes= 15 credits
Application Process and Requirements
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Instructional Coaching Course Credential

For educators who want to develop expertise in teacher leadership and instructional coaching.

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