Capella Online Professional Development Course

Instructional Coaching

Instructional Coaching

Thinking about becoming an instructional coach? Interested in helping others to effectively use instructional technologies with their students? Explore peer coaching models and then select one to work with as your develop and implement your own peer coaching plan. Full Description


How Capella PD can work for you.

Your Time

Competency-based coursework makes it easy to learn on your time and at your pace, at home or on the go. It’s professional learning on your terms.

Your Class

Application questions within the course send teachers into their classrooms to practice and reflect upon what they have learned applying your learning with your students.

Your Career

Choose to earn professional contact hours or graduate credit and power your career as you see fit from personal growth through to a graduate degree.


Instructional Coaching

Explore and Evaluate coaching models and techniques that focus on solutions, not problems. Implement different coaching models and learn to distinguish between the effects of various techniques. Plan, set goals, monitor progress and implement accountability strategies for professional growth and improvement.

During this course you will build 

  • A peer coaching model that suits you
  • A peer coaching plan that will be implemented with a colleague. 
  • A revised plan post your participation in a coaching session 
  • A professional development plan targeted for your school
  • An evaluation of your peer coaching plan. 
  • Work with a peer to reflect on the effectiveness of your peer coaching strategy


16 Student Reviews
by Andrea M. on June 13, 2020
Very informative and useful information.
by Shannon P. on September 9, 2019
Great PD! I learned a lot from the instructors; they were very informative. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to go in to the role of a coach.
by Susan B. on September 4, 2019
This was a phenomenal course & my favorite so far! I learned a lot & the material was very well presented & thorough. I enjoyed this course a lot. I would HIGHLY recommend it.
by Briana E. on August 7, 2019
Great information - even if youre not interested in becoming an instructional coach. Provides details about how to be a peer coach, reflective strategies, and professional development. Highly recommend!
by Lauren H. on January 14, 2019
All of this information is highly relevant and can be applied right away. Well done!
by Suszanne C. on November 13, 2018
Great experience!
by Salem D. on June 12, 2018
This course was very informative and made the process of instructional coaching seem more doable. I enjoyed the ability to work a my own pace without continuous deadlines. Great PD course!
by MONICA W. on May 28, 2018
Great information! I loved that I could do it on my schedule.