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Instructional Coach, Center for Disabilities Studies

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College / VP Area: College of Educ & Human Dev
Work type: Staff
Location: Newark/Hybrid
Categories: Full Time, Trainers & Educators



The Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS) is the largest research and public service center in the College of Education and Human Development. It provides a leadership role in promoting the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of society. The Center accomplishes this through education, service, information dissemination, and research. The Instructional Coach is part of the School-Age Unit within the Center. More information about CDS is available at

The Instructional Coach will contribute to leading the ACCESS Project and developing the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) TA Center for the state, funded by the Delaware Department of Education.  The project supports schools with the implementation of evidence-based instructional practices within an MTSS Framework. 

The Instructional Coach will support Delaware local education agencies’ (LEAs’) implementation and coordination of both academic and social, emotional and behavioral MTSS. The Instructional Coach provides professional learning, coaching and monitoring of fidelity of implementation to educators in partnering LEAs.  Activities are performed by the Instructional Coach under the guidance of the Program Manager.


  • Designs and delivers professional development sessions, both in-person and online.
  • In coordination with LEA leadership teams, provides in-person and distance coaching (via conference call/webinar) to school leadership teams, school leaders, and teachers.
  • Assesses teams’ and implementers’ fidelity to district and program action plans.
  • Develops and use multiple data sources to assess participant needs and tailor PD and coaching appropriately.
  • Use on-line tools and webinars to deliver professional development and provide guidance to school staff statewide.
  • Provides guidance to graduate assistants in preparation professional learning materials and evaluation activites and report development.
  • Utilize appropriate research methods and techniques; participate in the planning, organization, coordination, and control of research projects.
  • Collaborate with Program Manager to design data input mechanisms for project database and recommend changes in data collection procedures.
  • Prepare presentations for community and agency meetings and participate in related state Department of Education and stakeholder meetings.
  • Disseminates project outcomes through conference presentations, state education leadership meetings, and written materials. 
  • Interface with investigators of other institutions or agencies involved in similar or related projects and other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelors degree, masters preferred, in special education or other related field and four years job related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge and professional experience related to supporting students with disabilities and systems integration in education
  • Competency in special education research, policies, and instructional strategies.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, educational technology (e.g., Smartboard, iPad), and assistive technology.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures and backgrounds.
  • Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value.

Special Requirements:

  • Ability to travel to school districts throughout Delaware.

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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