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 to serve as a TSC from a local unit of administration or school administrator is required for program admission. Educators admitted to the program holding leadership, Life, or service certificates must have held a Professional teaching certificate.
This is a job-embedded program. Candidates must practice mentoring and coaching skills with assigned mentees and groups.
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 TSS endorsement to an existing level 4 professional teaching certificate or higher.
Course 1: Defining Mentoring and Coaching Skills.
In this course you will explore the roles and responsibilities of mentors and coaches in public schools, develop an understanding of adult learning theories, enhance your observation and communication skills, and learn how to differentiate coaching and mentoring.
Course 2: Implementing the Coaching Process
This course provides opportunities for the candidate to apply the knowledge and skills learned in course one in working with a protégé teacher. The course further reinforces the candidate’s skills to work with a protégé’s performance criteria and organization’s performance criteria, guide coaching plans, guide the process for analyzing student work and data, and utilize effective communication skills.