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.

Apply now for August 2019

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 Learning
Andrew M. Greeley Center for Catholic Education
P • 312.915.6925
E • mlia@luc.edu 
W • LUC.edu/gcce
Ask me about an optional course at Loyola's Rome Campus! 


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Scholarship Opportunities

Members of a Catholic educator cohort are eligible for a 1/3 tuition scholarship.  Additional scholarship opportunities are available.  To access these opportunities, you must have completed and submitted your application for admissions.  Once that is complete, please submit a letter of application addressing the following points: 

1) Identify any financial hardships that impact on your ability to attend the program to which you have applied.

2) Describe the other sources of financial support (use of title funds, support from foundations etc.) that you have sought to address the financial need.

To apply for additional scholarship support, please submit a letter addressing the two points indicated above to:

Michael J. Boyle Ph.D., Director
Andrew M. Greeley Center for Catholic Education
School of Education
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 606011


Letters can be emailed to  mboyle3@luc.edu

Requests for financial support are reviewed by the Greeley Scholarship Review team.  Letters of application will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all available funding is allocated.  Candidates are encouraged to apply early in order maximize the opportunity to receive funding.  

This scholarship is renewable for the duration of the program to which you have applied, dependent on continued availability of funds.  To be eligible for renewal of the scholarship, you must meet the following criteria: 

  1. Maintain status as a student in good standing with Loyola University Chicago
  2. Continue to make progress towards completion of the program to which you applied

As a condition of acceptance of the scholarship, you agree to maintain employment in a Catholic school over the next five years.