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 675U Reflective Teaching Experience
    Course Offerings

    January 9, 2023 through April 29, 2023
    Wednesday 4:20 pm - 6:50 pm

    Andrew Baker

    CRN: 21689 (section: 01PD)
    Semester hours: 3
    Fee: $800

    Remote online course as scheduled. Educators seeking professional development only.


    Involves full time teaching and working closely with a mentor/coach to further develop skills in curriculum planning and delivery, reflection and self-assessment. Encompasses an entire semester.