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EDUC536 - Foundations of Coaching

Course Details

Course Code: EDUC536 Course ID: 4926 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

Foundations of Coaching is an eight-week course designed to introduce the models and basic skills used in executive coaching and/or life coaching practices. This course introduces the vital skills, methods, and strategies required of an effective coach including developing coaching relationships, setting goals and planning, developing awareness, asking powerful questions, communication and language, action and accountability and facilitating learning and results. Participants will examine various coaching models and gain knowledge of the ethical considerations associated with coaching relationships. This training prepares participants to coach individuals, groups, and teams for performance, development, skills and personal/professional growth. Participants will engage in coaching conversations, apply best practices, and practice creating empowering coaching experiences.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/25/22 - 12/30/22 01/02/23 - 02/26/23 Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
08/29/22 - 02/03/23 02/06/23 - 04/02/23 Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session
09/26/22 - 03/03/23 03/06/23 - 04/30/23 Winter 2023 Session D 8 Week session
10/31/22 - 03/31/23 04/03/23 - 05/28/23 Spring 2023 Session B 8 Week session
11/28/22 - 04/28/23 05/01/23 - 06/25/23 Spring 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between coaching, counseling, mentoring, and supervising.
  2. Identify the characteristics that encourage an effective coaching experience.
  3. Demonstrate fundamental coaching skills.
  4. Evaluate various models to determine most appropriate for specific coaching situations.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of ethical considerations associated with the coaching relationship.
NameGrade %
Discussions 20.00 %
W1: Scavenger Hunt 1.25 %
W1: Introduction Discussion 1.25 %
W2: Coaching Models 2.50 %
W3: Ethical Standards and Coaching Agreement 2.50 %
W4: Building Trust and Developing Goals 2.50 %
W5: Listening and Communication 2.50 %
W6: Powerful Questions 2.50 %
W7: Coaching Skills 2.50 %
W8: Progress and Accountability 2.50 %
Quizzes 25.00 %
W1 Quiz 1 6.25 %
W2 Quiz 2 6.25 %
W3 Quiz 3 6.25 %
W8 Quiz 4 6.25 %
Coaching Practice 15.00 %
W4 Coaching Practice 15.00 %
Case Study 20.00 %
W5 Case Study 20.00 %
Summative Coaching Assessment 20.00 %
W7 Summative Coaching Assessment 20.00 %
Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.
Author: No Author Specified
Publication Info:
ISBN: N/A

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.