credits 6 | cost/credit $490 (2,940 total) in 2021 | cost/credit $500 (3,000 total) in 2022 | completion 8 weeks
May 17–July 11, 2021
Earn your Coaching Endorsement online and take the passion you have for sport to coaching and inspiring athletes. Opportunities for coaches and umpires as well as other sports-related jobs are expected to grow much faster than average through 2018 (Bureau of Labor Statistics). This is especially true in high schools, where state-certified teachers are the most likely candidates for open positions. To take advantage of the opportunity, educators can earn a Coaching Endorsement entirely online through Northwestern.
100% online. 2 courses.
You will earn your 6-credit Coaching Endorsement in 8 weeks. Classes are online, and some out-of-class requirements, such as connecting with an athletic trainer, will enable you to earn your Coaching Endorsement on your schedule.
For those who wish to coach but do not have a teaching license, you may choose to earn a Coaching Authorization through Northwestern. Northwestern's Coaching Endorsement and Coaching Authorization meet requirements for the state of Iowa. Students who do not reside in Iowa should check with their state's department of education to ensure the endorsement or authorization will be accepted there.
The next Coaching Endorsement classes will be offered May 17–July 11, 2021. The registration deadline is May 11.