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Instructional Coaching

Become part of the emerging field of student-centered instructional coaching and help put teachers in a position to boost student learning with the UW–Madison Instructional Coaching Certificate.


Is this program right for you?

Teachers, coaches, and school and district administrators can create powerful professional learning communities and tap into the growing and dynamic field of student-centered instructional coaching with the Instructional Coaching Certificate program at UW-Madison.

Student-centered coaching emphasizes evidence and student performance and puts teachers in the best position to improve student learning. The model allows educators and coaches now using other methods to expand their skills and learn new and effective approaches to building classroom success.

A series of four online courses, augmented by real-time webinars, allows educators to engage in dialogue and content around topics critical to successful student-centered coaching. The classes culminate in a coaching practicum in your own district, allowing you to marry theory and practice to create real, effective change.

The curriculum, based on the work of Diane Sweeney and UW-Madison faculty, provides opportunities to both recognize factors that may create barriers to effective coaching and work collaboratively to address these issues. The program guides you through the process of analyzing student assessment data in order to support instructional decision-making. You will also have opportunities to reflect on your own coaching work and identify areas to improve.

Interested in a master’s degree? Our Master’s Program for Professional Educators has an Instructional Coaching certificate built into the curriculum.

Is this program right for you?

Teachers, coaches, and school and district administrators can create powerful professional learning communities and tap into the growing and dynamic field of student-centered instructional coaching with the Instructional Coaching Certificate program at UW-Madison.

Student-centered coaching emphasizes evidence and student performance and puts teachers in the best position to improve student learning. The model allows educators and coaches now using other methods to expand their skills and learn new and effective approaches to building classroom success.

A series of four online courses, augmented by real-time webinars, allows educators to engage in dialogue and content around topics critical to successful student-centered coaching. The classes culminate in a coaching practicum in your own district, allowing you to marry theory and practice to create real, effective change.

The curriculum, based on the work of Diane Sweeney and UW-Madison faculty, provides opportunities to both recognize factors that may create barriers to effective coaching and work collaboratively to address these issues. The program guides you through the process of analyzing student assessment data in order to support instructional decision-making. You will also have opportunities to reflect on your own coaching work and identify areas to improve.

Interested in a master’s degree? Our Master’s Program for Professional Educators has an Instructional Coaching certificate built into the curriculum.

Registration information

How you'll learn

  • Take a series of four online classes, including real-time webinars.
  • Complete a coaching practicum.
  • Start in the summer and finish the following fall.
  • Option to earn 3 UW–Madison credits per course.

Sample curriculum

Summer

  • Foundations of Student-Centered Coaching

Fall 1

  • Assessment Analysis and Instructional-Decision Making

Spring

  • Organizational Change and Student-Centered Coaching

Fall 2

  • Practicum for Student-Centered Coaching

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