Transformative Coaching and Leadership
Overview of Program
The program is undergirded by an understanding that "teaching" and "coaching" are sister disciplines born of a common parentage whose goals are nothing other than educational excellence and execution, in the classroom and on the court. Faculty of the program consists of experts and practitioners in the field of sports including legendary coaches and seasoned athletic directors as well as renowned faculty from the field of Education.
Goals and Guiding Principles
Cultivation of one’s own philosophy of coaching based on deep beliefs and values
Understanding and application of coaching, teaching and leadership principles
Appreciation of ethical values and principles and their relevance to sports coaching and leadership
Field experiences and reflections on field practices
A holistic understanding of persons: human beings as physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual beings
Embracing a transformational model of coaching and leadership (rather than merely transactional)
Appreciation of the intersection of theory and practice: deep reflection on practice in light of theory and knowledge (“reflective practice”)
Commitment to a social justice ethic including commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity
Features of the Program
Courses in the degree program include:
- Philosophies of Coaching
- History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education
- Ethics in Sports Principles of Effective Teaching and Coaching
- Mental Health in Coaching
- Diversity Leadership in Sports and Athletics
- Education of Contemporary Athletes
- Educational Innovation and Diversity in Sport and Entertainment
- Directed Field Experience
Candidates will also be able to devise an individualized plan of study according to their area of interest and be able to take electives from numerous departments and schools across campus, including Psychology, Anderson School of Management, Sociology and others.
Graduate students at UCLA Department of Education benefit from — and contribute to — the resources of the country’s number one public graduate school of education.
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