Immaculata’s fully online Endorsement in Instructional Coaching represents sound, job-embedded professional development that has the potential to improve instructional practice and, ultimately, student achievement.
You will receive ongoing, classroom-based, personalized coaching, which will provide consistent support as you work to improve practice based on collaboration, inquiry and consultative feedback from your coach.
You will complete 45 hours of on-site field experiences that are closely integrated with coursework, assessment practices and program goals.
Tuition and Costs
The tuition for the 2018-19 academic year is $535 per credit. This per-credit tuition rate for endorsement courses is offered at a 25 percent discount from the tuition for masters-level courses.
- Know and deeply understand the literacy content across PreK-12 and acquire habits of the mind as they relate to concepts and skill development.
- Identify and assist teachers with implementing evidence-based practices that effectively meet the unique academic and behavioral needs of students.
- Develop and implement instructional strategies to improve academic literacy in specific content areas.
- Be well-versed in characteristics of adult learners and processes for successful coaching.
- Complete 45 hours of on-site field experiences that are closely integrated with coursework, assessment practices and program goals.
- A completed graduate application form, available online.
- Official copy of undergraduate or graduate transcript with the degree granted.
- One reference form
- Copy of Level I or Level II Certification.
- Copy of your updated resumé.
Mailed materials may be sent to:
Lillian P. Lettiere Center #118
1145 King Road
Immaculata, PA 19345
Once the above items have been received by the Graduate Office, you will receive registration and payment information.
Instructional Strategies for Standards-Aligned Curriculum in Literacy (3)
This course involves the examination of principles and procedures in curriculum development with a focus on adapting curriculum to the needs of students as well as implementation of research-based teaching strategies. Emphasis on the elements of assessment is included. Coaching field experiences include activities from Competency II A- Instructional Coaching Skills and Abilities and Competency II B- Group Coaching. (10 hours of field experience required)
Literacy Assessment and Intervention (3)
In this course, participants will examine various assessment strategies and current methods of assessment, through the study of theory and effective practices in assessment. The philosophy of Pennsylvania’s Standards Aligned System (SAS) is embedded in this course experience, as well as the required field experiences. Research-based strategies for the assessment and instruction of diverse learners will be examined. The SAS Assessment Builder will be utilized to create an assessment at various grade levels. The Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument (Danielson, 2011 edition) will be utilized to correlate all work to the appropriate Domains I and V. Coaching field experiences include activities from Competency II A- Instructional Coaching Skills and Abilities and Competency II B- Group Coaching. (10 hours of field experience required)
Literacy in Education (3)
This course is designed to support teachers who develop literacy skills for individuals and provide instruction that is integrated and helps students understand how to access, evaluate, synthesize, and contribute to information (National Council of Teachers of English [NCTE], 2007). Coaching Field Experiences include activities from the Pennsylvania Department of Education: Competency II A- Instructional Coaching Skills and Abilities and Competency II B- Group Coaching. (10 hours of field experience required)
Teacher Leaders: Coaching Principles (3)
This course, aligned with the PA Leadership Core Standards and Corollary Standards, examines the goals, principles, and approaches to the coaching model. The emphasis of the course work is an understanding of adult learning principles that support collaboration with the ultimate goal of improved student performance. Options for working with teachers in a learning community and for encouraging teacher leadership are included. Through research, problem-based learning, in-class scenarios, case studies, and discussion, the course will focus on leadership and the role of supervision in student achievement. Coaching field experiences include activities from Competency II A- Instructional Coaching Skills and Abilities and Competency II B- Group Coaching. (15 hours of field experience required)