The Coach designation is for individuals who provide coaching which is defined as a relationship based process led by an expert with specialized and adult learning knowledge and skills, who often serves in a different professional role than the recipient(s).

The New York State Training and Technical Assistance Professional (T-TAP) Credential – Coach Designation provides a standard by which to assure the quality of Early Learning Coaches. Additionally, it represents a level of professional achievement for coaches.

All coaches applying to become a T-TAP Coach must education and experience eligibility requirements, submit a T-TAP Credential Coach Designation Portfolio, and participate in a T-TAP Credential Coach Designation Interview. The T-TAP Credential Coach Designation Portfolio is an opportunity for you to present evidence of your competence as a provider of early childhood and or school age professional development. The portfolio should specifically describe your knowledge and skills as they relate to those outlined in the New York State Coaching Competencies.


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