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Teacher leaders are crucial for the success of the entire school. Often they are not given formal training. This certificate aims to empower teacher leaders to support and guide their colleagues to improve teaching and learning through instruction, curriculum, and using information and data. This certificate will also focus on effective methods of leading professional learning.

 

Course Offerings

 
  • Fundamentals of Instructional Coaching
  • Curriculum Development for Instructional Leaders
  • Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Instructional Leaders
  • Foundations for Using Data for Continuous Improvement
 

Curriculum Prerequisites

 

This program is open to teachers and teacher leaders. Individuals are eligible to enroll with 1) a teaching license, credential, or certificate or the comparable credentials from another state or country and 2) four years' teaching experience.

 

Courses

  • Fundamentals of Instructional Coaching
  • Curriculum Development for Instructional Leaders
  • Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Instructional Leaders
  • Foundations for Using Data for Continuous Improvement

All courses are taught in English.

 

Continuous Enrollment

 

Students in endorsement only programs are required to maintain the status of continuous enrollment during their program of studies. This means that during each semester of each academic year (excluding Summer Sessions), each student must enroll in at least one course. A formal leave of absence may be granted upon request and the approval of the School of Education’s Associate Dean of Student Academic Services.

 

International Students

 

International Students

 

Tuition and Financial Aid

 

 

The School of Education and Loyola's Financial Aid Office are committed to helping students secure the necessary financial resources to make their education at Loyola affordable.

 

Program Structure

 

The program consists of four 3-credit courses, all offered online in English. Over these courses, candidates will create an implementation plan for instructional coaching within their schools. Candidates will also develop the elements of instructional coaching: assessment for learning, delivery of effective curriculum, enhancing classroom instruction, and effective classroom management all through an inclusive, continuous improvement lens. 

Upon completion of this program, candidates will understand how to develop supportive, confidential, and trustworthy relationships with teachers, distinguish between coaching and evaluating, explore conferencing and feedback loops, facilitation, presentation, and best practices in professional learning.

 

Program Faculty

 
 
 

Next Steps

 

Apply now!

Need more information? Contact Michelle Lia, EdD at mlia@luc.edu or 312-915-6925. 

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