Adult Learning & Coaching

Adult Learning & Coaching


  • EDUC 523U Introduction to Coaching & Mentoring – Offered Summer
  • EDUC 528U Adult Learning Theory – Offered Fall
  • EDUC 675U Reflective Teaching Experience – Offered Spring

The use of ongoing coaching and mentoring in educational settings has a greater impact on productivity and effectiveness than ”one-and-done” professional development activities. When coaching and mentoring supplement professional development and training, educators’ learning is maximized as are student outcomes. As a result, coaching and mentoring helps schools to retain highly effective educators.

Our Professional Learning Series in Instructional Coaching and Mentoring is designed for educators looking to develop their roles as instructional or school leaders as they continue to grow and develop their career pathways. Our coursework is rooted in adult learning theory and utilizes a mentor/coaching model to frame coaching within the context of preK-12 education. Participants will develop core coaching competencies, understand the role of mentoring in the coaching process and learn practical activities.

Our series in Instructional Coaching and Mentoring includes three graduate-level courses. One course in the series is offered each fall, spring and summer semester to allow most educators to complete the coursework within a year.

Available Classes

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  • EDUC 523U Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring
    Course Offerings

    Summer Term: 5-week I (V1)
    Monday 4:20 pm - 6:50 pm
    Wednesday 4:20 pm - 6:50 pm

    Angela Stewart

    CRN: 30863 (section: 01PD)
    Semester hours: 3
    Fee: $2,163

    In-person/online hybrid with in person meetings on Wednesdays as scheduled. Educators seeking professional development only.


    Participants will build capacity in coaching and mentoring by engaging in authentic conversations and practical application activities with colleagues. The course text and selected readings provide foundational knowledge for practice and reflection on progress through individual and group activities during class and in school settings. Upon completion of the course, participants will have increased confidence and skill in facilitating coaching conversations as well as tools to continue developing themselves in the art of coaching.