Online Coaching Endorsement

(100 Contact Hours, 10 PLUs, Certification Add-on)
Middle Georgia RESA GaPSC approved Coaching Endorsement for a total of 10 PLUs.  MG RESA offers the two courses needed to earn a Coaching Endorsement.  The courses must be taken in sequence. This program endeavors to abide by and provide expertise in accordance with the PSC rule 505-3-.85 COACHING ENDORSEMENT PROGRAM .
Candidate admission to the MGRESA Endorsement Program requires the following:
  • A valid, level 4 or higher Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate, leadership certificate, Life certificate, or service certificate with a recommendation from a school district is required for program admission. Educators with leadership, Life, or service certificates must have held a Professional teaching certificate 
Candidates must register online under Online Registration for each course of the Coaching Endorsement and follow the link to print the application for system approval.

This is a job-embedded program. Candidates must practice coaching skills including developing and delivering professional learning to individuals and groups.  

Course Descriptions

The Endorsement is divided into two courses consisting of 5 PLUs each and must be taken in sequence.  Completion of the two courses is required in order to add the Coaching Endorsement to an existing level 4 professional teaching certificate or higher.

Course 1: Fundamentals of Coaching

This 5 PLU course introduces the roles and responsibilities of an instructional coach, develops an understanding of the coaching process, and provides the candidates with the tools and abilities needed to successfully perform as a coach in the teaching and learning processes of schools.  This course is one of two courses that constitute the Georgia state endorsement for Instructional Coaching in public schools. 

Course Materials:

Course 2: Gaining Perspectives: Approaches to Coaching

This course explores various approaches to instructional coaching, which includes instructional/academic coaching, mentoring student teachers or GaTAPP teachers, and coaching beginning teachers. In addition, candidates will refine skills in differentiated coaching and culturally proficient coaching. Candidates will observe and practice coaching skills through performance-based field experiences. 

Course Materials:

Cheliotes, Reilly. (2018) Coaching Conversations Transforming Your School One Conversation at a Time, Second Edition.    

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Killion, J. & Harrison, C (2017). Taking the Lead: New Roles and Teachers and School-based Teachers. 2nd Edition.  Oxford, OH:  Learning Forward 

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Sweeney, D & Harris, L. (2016) Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. To purchase, visit Corwin.