Program Dates: September 2021 - May 2022
Earn a certificate in instructional coaching and become an intentional and skillful agent of growth for your educational colleagues.
The 9-month program consists of four self-paced online learning modules, interspersed with six synchronous practice sessions, and ending with a self-directed independent inquiry project.
Online Learning Modules
Within the time window provided, these self-paced modules allow participants to review materials and complete field-based practice assignments and reflections at their own speed.
Synchronous Learning and Practice Sessions
These live sessions take place virtually six times across the course (three times per semester). Dates and times will be scheduled post-enrollment. The final session will be a sharing on inquiry projects.
The Instructional Coaching certificate program focuses on the five core coaching components outlined in the graphic below.
These core coaching components are addressed at increasing levels of depth and complexity over four modules:
Ideal candidates for this program are current PK-12 or higher education staff with mentoring or coaching roles; grade/department chairs; school and systems leaders; other instructional leaders.
If you are accepted into the program, you will be emailed directions for how to submit your payment and finalize your program participation.
Upon registering, you will see two payment options to pay the $4,500 program enrollment fee. Please note that there is a discounted program fee of $3,200 for those who complete their application by September 13, 2021.
Payment in Full - This option will allow you to pay the entire program fee immediately upon accepting your offer of admission. The deadline to submit this payment and confirm your enrollment is September 30, 2021.
Payment Plan - This option will allow you to enroll in a payment plan. The payment plan schedule is as follows:
Penn GSE partners with schools, universities, and communities to expand educational access – especially for those underserved by society. Through rigorous research and innovative programs, we develop new knowledge, and transformational teachers and leaders in pursuit of educational opportunity. To that end, this program has a set of scholarships reserved for educators in the School District of Philadelphia.
If you are a School District of Philadelphia educator who is interested in applying for a scholarship, please email ProfessionalLearning@gse.upenn.edu
Approximately 5 hours of work per week
Early Registration fee: $3,200 if you apply by September 13
Please note that a payment plan option is available. For details, see the 'Payment Options' section of this webpage.
Payment is due upon acceptance into the program.
Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a Penn GSE Certificate in Instructional Coaching.