What does an Instructional Coach do?

Instructional coaches support teachers through personalized professional development and job coaching. They work as a resource to support teachers as teacher leaders who serve to work alongside them. As critical levers in improving student achievement, instructional coaches build a teacher’s capacity and understanding of instructional practices related to various learning models, including Common Core.

Instructional coaches are models for continuous improvement and lifelong learning. They strive to go above and beyond to ensure teacher and student success and work collaboratively. Instructional coaches promote internal reflection, and provide guidance and structure where needed and emphasize strengths, collaboration, and common concerns. They are responsible for ensuring their schools’ nurture high-quality instruction in classrooms through modeling, co-planning, co-teaching, and teacher feedback. Instructional coaches need a degree in education and certification.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
12%
2 - 4
58%
5 - 7
10%
8+
20%

Common Skill Sets

CPR First Aid
ESL
Teaching Experience
Bilingual
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Leadership
Degree IN Education
Excellent Communication

Instructional Coach Seniority Levels

Language Teacher
10% made the transition
Principal
47% made the transition
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Instructional Coach Salaries

Average Base Pay

$64,778 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$47K
Median: $65K
$89K
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