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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