Innovative Teacher Leadership and Instructional Coaching

Innovative Teacher Leadership and Instructional Coaching


Viterbo University's School of Education prepares educators who are grounded in Franciscan values and possess the knowledge and skills to be reflective decision makers for the 21st century.

This cross-disciplinary 10-credit online graduate certificate in Innovative Teacher Leadership and Instructional Coaching is designed to build educator capacity to strategically and purposefully improve universal classroom instruction and reinforce interpersonal relationships among educators, leading to increased student achievement.  
The instructional coach will work as a colleague with classroom educators, providing personalized support that is based on the goals and identified strengths of the educator. The coach will provide encouragement and emotional support while communicating and demonstrating research-based instructional practices that result in increased student engagement and excellence for all.

Download the PDF iconInnovative Teacher Leadership & Instructional Coaching Program Brochure

Key highlights of the program include:

  • Courses delivered 100% online
  • Rolling admissions; students can begin the program at almost any time throughout the year
  • 8-week accelerated course time frame
  • Coursework can be completed in as little as two semesters
  • Coursework applies as electives in the Master of Arts in Education program. 

Requirements for Admission:

  • Overall GPA of a minimum of 3.0 out of a 4.0 scale
  • Earned bachelor's Degree
  • 3 years of experience in current teaching/employment position
  • Documented subject and content expertise

Graduate Tuition: $355 per credit (plus $10 per credit resource fee) for the 2016-2017 academic year.  $365 per credit (plus $10 per credit resource fee) for the 2017-2018 academic year.

To apply: click on the "Apply Now" tab on the left of this page. All students who intend to register for courses must complete the application process prior to registering for courses.

Register for Courses:  Returning students will register via Viterbo's online course registration system, VitNet. New students will be assisted by the program specialist with first-semester registration. Courses with less than 10 registered students are at risk of cancellation. 

For further information regarding the Innovative Teacher Leadership and Instructional Coaching program, please contact: 

Norene Bunt, Ed.D.
Iowa-Program Specialist     
nabunt@viterbo.edu
515-309-9123

Andrea Pelloquin
Wisconsin-Off Campus Coordinator
ajpelloquin@viterbo.edu
1-800-234-8721