Innovative Teacher Leadership and Instructional Coaching Certificate (Iowa/National)
This online certificate is an interdisciplinary program ideal for instructors from academic to business settings, teaching traditional and nontraditional students. The curriculum focuses on adult learning theory and is designed to increase instructor capacity to improve universal instruction and foster interpersonal relationships. Evidenced-based practices combine with adult learning strategies to create environments where student engagement and achievement thrive. Servant leadership, social justice, and working for the common good are intertwined throughout the curriculum. The Innovative Teacher Leadership and Instructional Coaching certificate is designed as an enhanced learning opportunity, it will not lead to an Iowa Endorsement or License.
10-credit certificate (4 courses) - fully online
Pair with the Master of Arts in Education, an additional six credits for a total 31 credit hours.
- 6 credits of core master's coursework (two courses) - online with one four-day residency in La Crosse, WI culminating with commencement
Admission Requirements for all Graduate Programs in Education (degree, license, endorsement, or certificate) include the following, but may include additional program-specific admission requirements:
- A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA for 12 graduate credits from an accredited institution in order to be admitted in good standing
- Earned teaching or administrative license
- One academic reference contact required for Wisconsin and Iowa Educational Leadership programs
All requirements for any graduate program in education must be completed within seven years from the date of application to the graduate program. Coursework must have been taken within the last seven years from the date of application to be applied to program requirements, with the exception of Iowa Educational Leadership programs which is limited to five years.
A student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 to complete any graduate program in education and a grade of C or higher earned in all Viterbo University coursework.
Students who have completed any Viterbo University graduate program within the last seven years may use up to 15 credits of eligible graduate level courses to satisfy the elective requirements for degree candidacy in the Master of Arts in Education Program.
Students who have completed the Viterbo University Post-baccalaureate program within the last seven years may use up to fifteen credits of eligible graduate level courses toward the elective requirement for degree candidacy in the Master of Arts in Education Program.
- Advance leadership skills to lead with integrity, demonstrate a strong work ethic, reflect on their work, serve the common good, and bring change to organizations
- Sharpen and cultivate their ability to think critically, analyze student data, work as team members, and be flexible in their coaching
- Work as a colleague with peers, providing personalized support that is based on the goals and identified needs of the educator
- Communicate and demonstrate research-based instructional practices that result in increased student engagement and excellence for allz