Pirate CODE

Instructional Coaching


Instructional coaches are introduced in the senior semesters to maximize teacher candidates growth in the year-long internship experience through instructional coaching of performance. Instructional coaches become part of the candidate support team.


Instructional coaches are hired from partnering school districts to mentor teacher candidates in best practices, conduct in-class observations, and provide targeted professional development.

Contributions to the Field
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Multiple research measures indicate the coaching model has yielded statistically significant gains in teacher candidate edTPA performance assessment results, increases in the use of instructional practices, with potential to change the teaching effectiveness trajectory of first year teachers while leading to positive gains in teacher candidate performance and K-12 student achievement.

TQP/Pirate CODE Project Implementation Timeline
Teacher Education Program Fall 2010 Spring 2011 Fall 2011 Spring 2012 Fall 2012 Spring 2013 Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015 Spring 2016
  201030 201180 201180 201230 201330 201330 201380 201430 201480 201530 201580 201630

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