6 months to complete
Prerequisites for K-12 & Grad Level: BA or above
Prerequisites for Birth-5: Call for minimum requirements
Accomplishment: Certificate of Professional Coach Training
Our program covers 150 coach specific education hours through completion of 5 modules. Average completion time is 6 months.
The IAPC Difference: Cross Fertilization of Research, Theory, Knowledge, Practice
At IAPC, we do not limit our definition of “best current knowledge” to Eurocentric ideals of what constitutes best knowledge. We also tap into the wisdom of other cultures, often rooted in ancient practices and beliefs. We believe that cross fertilization of research, theory, knowledge, and practice beyond our own field of education will enrich and broaden coaching potentials in education. Personal development is of primary importance. As participants move throughout the program they will ponder: Who do I need to be and how do I prepare myself for transformational coaching that impacts the hearts and minds of educators? Ushering in deep change and focusing on equity work will require learning how to embody the internal, intellectual, emotional, behavioral, and spiritual capacities necessary to cultivate deep learning within another. Participants may customize this training to fit their own context and needs, regardless of their role in education— Birth-5, Instructional Coach, Administrators, Higher Ed, or HR.
Depending on your goals this program may satisfy the needs of a training program or certification you wish to gain. See International Coaching Federation credentialing requirements BY CLICKING HERE.
Our Mission at IAPC
Our mission is to bridge the profession of coaching with educational coaching to engender a new generation of highly qualified leaders and coaches with greater ability to inspire, envision, problem-solve, and communicate while building resilience in themselves and others.
Our Vision at IAPC
We aim to cultivate professional coaches who learn to awaken the genius and passion that transforms great educators into brilliant ones, with the goal of creating a more holistic, equitable, and inspiring place to learn and work.
Teaching Philosophy at IAPC
Our educational approach applies adult learning theory for the working adult customized to their context. The program is flexible, practice-oriented, competency-based, and grounded in educator-driven inquiry. We use a proven cohort learning model to create a vibrant, collaborative learning community built on inclusion and mutual respect. We apply the gradual release of responsibility model—To, With, and By—where instructors teach, model, walk along-side, and coach individuals through the differing aspects of the program toward a level of independence. Budding coaches discover their professional identity as coach, anchor their learning through the compilation of a portfolio that houses the full requirements of the course, and complete certification with IAPC.
We use the term evidence-based to refer to an informed approach to coaching, which, as Stober and Grant (Evidence Based Coaching Handbook, 2006) stated, consists of “the intelligent and conscientious use of best current knowledge integrated with practitioner expertise in making decisions about how to deliver coaching to individual coaching clients” (p. 6). The value of this approach is that it “provides theoretical frameworks, information, critical thinking, and methodological rigor that the practitioner can use to navigate the ever-changing waters of the coaching intervention” (p. 6).