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"I would recommend this coaching program to anyone that wants to grow their coaching practice, new or seasoned. Coaching is a journey so having someone in your corner to support you makes a difference."

-Selam Kebebew, Coach and Supervisor, Denise Louie Early Head Start, Certificate Alumna

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"I would recommend this coaching program to anyone that wants to grow their coaching practice, new or seasoned. Coaching is a journey so having someone in your corner to support you makes a difference."

-Selam Kebebew, Coach and Supervisor, Denise Louie Early Head Start, Certificate Alumna

Alumni Interviews

Check out what our alumni have to say about the Certificate in Practice-Based Coaching. In these interviews alumni discuss why they chose to apply for the certificate, what they learned during the program, and how they've applied their learning on the job.

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Matt Rogan

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Blanca Garza

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Jackie McBride

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About the Cetificate in Practice-Based Coaching

This online program takes a competency-based approach to learning, with job-embedded assignments that incorporate valuable feedback from the instructor and peers. Students hone their coaching and self-assessment skills as they engage in a process of observing themselves and participating in facilitated reflection. 

This certificate program comprises three courses spread over nine months, and students do earn academic credit. Designed for early learning and expanded learning opportunity coaches.

Practice-Base Coaching (PBC) Courses

Each course focuses on an aspect of coaching and takes place within a specific content context. Find out more about the focus for each course below. 

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Practice-Based Coaching (PBC) Course 1

PBC 1 is the first course in the certificate program. In this course we focus on building collaborative partnership skills and having each student increase their self-awareness. This course's content focus is Engaging Interactions, Activities, and Environments.

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Practice-Based Coaching (PBC) Course 2

PBC 2 is the second course in the program. During this course we expand our focus to include social awareness and increasing competence in culturally responsive coaching. The content focus for this course is Positive Behavior Support (PBS).

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Practice-Based Coaching (PBC) Course 3

PBC 3 is the third course in the program. During this course students have another chance to engage in a facilitated practice-based coaching cycle with their coachee and practice and gain feedback on the skills they've developed in PBC 1 and 2. The content focus for this course is Trauma-Informed Coaching.

Student Testimonials

"The Practice Based Coaching Certificate was transformational for me as a coach.  Each day I apply the program’s values of data driven analysis, open-ended inquiry, partnered goal setting and supportive feedback."

-Aaron Franco-Ross, Education Coach, Head Start/EHS/ECEAP

"Participating in the certificate was one of the best things I have ever done for my career. It helped me to become more culturally responsive, create transparency in collaborative relationships, and understand my areas of strength."

-Elma Calixto, Early Achievers Coach, Catholic Charities

“This certificate provides an in-depth look at the Practice-Based Coaching Model and results in a coach coming out exponentially better upon completion. The program is thorough, intentional and well worth the time invested."

-Matt Rogan, Education Manager, Head Start and Early Head Start in Early Learning

"I would recommend this coaching program to anyone that wants to grow their coaching practice, new or seasoned. Coaching is a journey so having someone in your corner to support you makes a difference." 

- Selam Kebebew, Coach and Supervisor, Denise Louie Early Head Start, Certificate Alumna

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