Learn the high-quality, effective skills and practices of an early learning coach as you work toward your Tier 1 Coaching Certificate!
The Oregon Coaching Pathways: Tier 1 Course is a self-paced professional development course designed to build a foundational understanding of the Oregon Coaching Competencies for initial certification (Tier 1) in Oregon’s pathways to coaching certification.
In Oregon, the coaching system supports Practice-Based Coaching, an empirically-based coaching framework. In this online course, you will learn about the Oregon Coaching Competencies and be introduced to Practice-Based Coaching through interactive activities, videos, graphics, knowledge checks, and reflections.
You will also have the opportunity for self-assessment of the Oregon Coaching Competencies, and to self-reflect on areas of strength and opportunities for growth.
A Tier 1 Coach Certificate will only be given to course completers once their Step 9 ORO status has been verified.
This course is designed to build foundational knowledge on coaching practices, and a strong understanding of early care and education principles and practices, as represented in Oregon’s Core Knowledge Categories.
Thus, the Tier 1 Course is open to those who are a Step 8.5 or above in the Oregon Registry Online (ORO) system. Exceptions are possible in certain circumstances, please contact Hillary Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Qualifications for a Tiered 1 Certified Coach include being a Step 9 in ORO. If you are currently at an 8.5, you may take the course if you expect to earn a Step 9 within one year (365 days) of your registration date. You will not receive your Tier 1 Coach Certificate until your Step 9 is verified.
A Tier 1 Coach Certificate will only be given to course completers once their Step 9 status has been verified. Successful completion of this course will result in 8 ORO training hours and a certificate of completion.
By the end of this on-demand program, you will understand the components of the Practice-Based Coaching cycle and what it means to be a coach.
You will also develop a foundational understanding of the six Oregon Coaching Competencies:
At the end, you will complete a self-assessment of current knowledge on the Oregon Coaching Competencies, and self-reflect on areas of strength and opportunities for growth.