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Lynn’s Institute has board certified academic coaches
Published Jan. 24, 2012
Melissa Knight and Stacey Bauberger, academic coaches in Lynn University’s Institute for Achievement and Learning, are now Board Certified Coaches (BCC) through the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE).
“As an academic coach, I’m able to use my training to assist students,” said Bauberger. “There is absolutely nothing better than seeing my students succeed and build confidence in their academics when they never thought it was possible.”
The CCE created the Board Certified Coach (BCC) credential as a means to independently verify that applicants have met professional coaching competency standards established by CCE and subject matter experts. These standards reflect the common knowledge, skills and abilities of a professional coach.
“This is wonderful for the Institute’s continued credibility and for the entire university,” said Marsha Glines, dean of the institute.
The BCC is a mark of quality. It demonstrates to the public that a professional coach has:
- met educational and training requirements (60 hours required and they completed 125 to date)
- passed a psychometrically sound coach specific examination
- obtained experience in the field of coaching
- has professional peer references
- has accountability of an enforceable ethics code
- has a commitment to continuing education
More on Knight and Bauberger
Melissa Knight and Stacey Bauberger are board certified academic coaches in Lynn University’s Institute for Achievement and Learning. They can discuss the differences between academic coaching and tutoring, the value of building confidence and self-reliance in students, in addition to the importance of individualized coaching and teaching.