Coach University


Coach University (Coach U) is a structured, year-long program of professional learning that is research-based and designed to develop exceptional instructional coaches, lead teachers, and educational leaders in schools and districts across Mississippi. Coach U builds a cohesive foundation for instructional coaching while developing sustainable staff capacity, promoting teacher effectiveness, and supporting student achievement.

ONBOARDING DATES: July 10-13, 2023

Services Coach U Includes

Coach U is a program that takes place over the course of 12 months. The following services are included within this program:

  • Individualized on-site support
  • Group professional development
  • Foundational training with school staff and administrators
  • Learning tours
  • A statewide conference highlighting instructional best practices

Desired Outcomes for Coach U Participants

Upon completion of the program, instructional coaches will be equipped with skills to:

  • Facilitate whole-staff professional development
  • Conduct model lessons and co-teach
  • Support an instructional-rounds model
  • Help faculty use classroom evidence and multiple sources of data
  • Partner with principals as instructional leaders


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