Teacher Support and Coaching Endorsement

Teacher Support and Coaching Advisement Sheet

Teacher Support and Coaching Advisement Sheet

Overview

The Northwest Georgia RESA Teacher Support and Coaching Endorsement program is based on Georgia Professional Standards Commission Rule 505-3-.105. This endorsement will prepare educators to supervise individuals completing clinical practice as part of a preparation program or to mentor/coach proteges in the Induction and Professional phases of their careers. The standards included in Rule 505-3-.85 Coaching Endorsement are embedded in this rule. Therefore, completion of the TSC program will result in two endorsements: Teacher Support and Coaching (TSC) and the Coaching Endorsement. Courses in the Teacher Support and Coaching Endorsement are delivered in a combination of face-to-face and online sessions.

Courses

The Teacher Support and Coaching Endorsement is designed to include three courses. Courses must be taken in the following sequence:

  1. Foundations of Coaching (40 hours)

  2. Processes of Effective Coaching (40 hours)

  3. Assessing Practice of Effective Coaching (40 hours)

Purpose

All courses have several purposes for candidates:

  • To deconstruct the Georgia Professional Standards Commission Teacher Support and Coaching Endorsement program standards for understanding of coaching requirements and expectations

  • To understand a variety of coaching models applicable to education

  • To identify and apply the traits and characteristics of an effective coach

  • To explore the roles and responsibilities of an educational coach

  • To assess personal and professional readiness as a coach using a rubric for reflection

  • To develop an understanding of the coaching process and coaching cycle

  • To create a customized coaching work plan for implementation with a coachee

  • To gain a deeper understanding of instructional and content coaching

  • To understand effective techniques for coaching small groups or a team

  • To practice skills relative to various coaching approaches

  • To re-assess personal and professional readiness as a coach using a rubric for reflection

  • To conduct multiple coaching cycles with a coachee or small group using the work plan

  • To adjust the coaching plan and cycle content based on the needs and progress of the coachee or small group

  • To broaden coaching perspective through observation and field experiences involving other coaches

  • To reflect on feedback from leaders about coaching others in order to improve and strengthen coaching skills

  • To create a culminating portfolio based on program content and deliver a capstone presentation with peer evaluation

Application Criteria

Candidates must meet the following criteria to apply for entry into a Teacher Support and Coaching Endorsement cohort:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university with a minimum of 2.5 GPA

  • A valid Level 4 or higher Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate in any field

  • Two or more years of successful teaching experience (Verification is included in Endorsement Candidate Application Form)


For registration information, please view the Endorsement Application Process.