Certificate in Instructional Coaching

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 certifcate will also focus on effective methods of leading professional learning. 


Features of the Program

  • All courses held online

  • Four (4) Master’s level courses (12 credit hours total)

  • A 1/3 mission scholarship from Loyola University Chicago will support Catholic School Leadership program candidates

  • Courses will share information about instructional coaching in the context of a Catholic school

  • Focused in-depth coursework with immediate application for transforming Catholic schools to create increased student outcomes within a faith-based context

  • Program instructors have Catholic school experience and ground their teaching in real world Catholic school application of the content

  • Nine of the 12 credits can be transferred to the Catholic Principal Preparation Program, an MEd in Administration and Supervision with IL Principal Licensure

  • Optional, additional two-week summer course at Loyola University’s Rome Campus to develop global leadership perspectives

  • Aligned to the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Schools (NSBECS) and Standards for Professional Learning  


Required Coursework

  • Fundamentals of Instructional Coaching
  • Curriculum Development for Instructional Leaders
  • MTSS for Instructional Leaders
  • Foundations of Data


Please contact for more information:

Michelle Lia, EdD
Assistant Director for Professional Development
Andrew M. Greeley Center for Catholic Education
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
P • 312.915.6925
E • mlia@luc.edu
W • LUC.edu/gcce