NYU SPS offers two certificates in coaching: the Certificate in Professional Coaching
and the Certificate in Executive Coaching
. Both focus on developing coaches using a three-pronged approach: the theory and science, evidence-based models and tools, and International Coaching Federation (ICF) core competencies. Through applied practical sessions, students apply these skills and techniques in a variety of client scenarios. Each course is 12 weeks long and provides 36 synchronous and 14 asynchronous hours of instruction, which will entitle students to earn 50 ICF coach education contact hours per course.
The Certificate in Professional Coaching is geared toward motivated professionals who want to learn or improve their coaching skills in everyday personal and professional situations. It will both educate new and already practicing coaches in a structured way based on the International Coaching Federation (ICF) core competency model. The curriculum examines the theory and science that informs coaching, coaching fundamentals, industry best practices, and the skills and structures required to coach clients effectively, from acquisition and contracting to successful completion of an engagement. This program consists of three courses.
The Certificate in Executive Coaching is designed for professionals who want to develop foundational and practical knowledge of coaching within a business context. Students become versed in the process for developing leaders’ abilities to achieve professional and organizational goals and individuals’ abilities to achieve personal goals. Students learn and apply skills and techniques to achieve individual and organizational effectiveness by incorporating theory and foundation into their practice of coaching. This program consists of four courses.
Program Delivery Details are as follows:
This Certificate in Professional Coaching is awarded to students who successfully complete the following three required courses, as listed below. Only one course may be taken per semester, and courses must be taken sequentially.
New York University is a Level 2 ICF Accredited Coaching Education Provider.
If students choose, they can complete the additional Mentor Coaching
course, which includes 9 group mentor coaching hours and 3 one-on-one mentor coaching hours, as well as the final performance evaluation assessed at the PCC level. Upon successful completion of either the Certificate in Executive Coaching or Certificate in Professional Coaching, plus the Mentor Coaching course, students can apply the program toward an ICF credential using the "Level 2 / ACTP Path."
Note: The Mentor Coaching course is not required to be taken in order to earn the Certificate in Executive Coaching or the Certificate in Professional Coaching. If NYU SPS Certificate in Executive Coaching or Certificate in Professional Coaching students do not take the Mentor Coaching course at NYU SPS, they can still apply their NYU SPS Certificate program toward an ICF credential using the "Level 1 / ACSTH Path."