Jun 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Instructional Coaching, GC

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The Instructional Coach graduate certificate provides graduate training necessary to position students to refine, reform, or develop curricula for themselves as well as their pre-service, novice, or veteran peers. Students must already possess an undergraduate degree and teacher certification and should be seeking demonstrative ways to improve (and subsequently share) their pedagogical expertise. This certificate program fulfills the requirements for a Louisiana Department of Education add-on certification as an Instructional Coach; once completing the program, student must individually apply to the Louisiana Department of Education to officially receive the credential. Students completing the 12 credit hour program will earn a graduate certificate that will appear on their permanent transcript. This certificate program may be pursued in conjunction with a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. All twelve hours of the program are transferable to a Master Degree in Curriculum and Instruction provided students earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA in said coursework.


In addition to that required for admission to a certificate program by the Graduate School, admission to the Instructional Coach Graduate Certificate Program requires the following:

  1. Valid teaching certificate
  2. Official Transcripts from all universities attended 
  3. A cumulative or adjusted undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or 3.0 GPA on last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or successful completion of a Master’s Degree in an education related field from an accredited institution
  4. Two letters of recommendation that address the candidate’s potential to become a teacher leader.

Course Requirements

The Instructional Coach Graduate Certificate Program requires 12 graduate credit hours as listed below:

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