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Google Certified Coach Program

In partnership with Google, Tierney is excited to offer a year-long program to help you become a Google Certified Coach .

Instructional Coaches play a vital role in our schools by supporting teachers’ use of educational technology and tools in an effective and impactful manner. During this year-long program, we will support all prospective Google Certified Coaches by providing technology-based instruction on the implementation of the 5-step coaching model to best support teachers in your school or district.

Learn more about the Google Certified Coach Program or contact us directly for more information.

What does it take to become a Google Certified Coach?

  • It is recommended that you spend 70%+ of your time supporting teachers 1:1
  • Complete the Certified Coach curriculum
  • Pass the curriculum assessment (80% or higher)
  • Current Google Certified Educator Level 1 and Level 2
  • Complete 100 hours of 1:1 coaching support with teachers
  • Submit portfolio demonstrating successful implementation of the 5-step coaching model
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher
  • Administrator support: Administrator must attend a two-hour session and complete two check-ins with the candidate throughout the year

What are the benefits of becoming a Google Certified Coach?

  • A digital badge, recognizing completion of the Google Certified Coach Program, similar to those awarded to Google Certified Trainers and Innovators
  • Membership to an active, national coaching community that offers support and shares best practices; Google will facilitate collaboration via Google Groups and virtual events
  • Visibility in the Google for Education Directory alongside other global experts
  • Ongoing updates from Google for Education teams (eg newsletters)

Program Requirements

Becoming a Google Certified Coach

Coach Candidates will participate in:

  • One 6-hour session (in-person or remote) to gain knowledge of the program and 5-step coaching model
  • Remote, monthly 1:1 support with a Tierney mentor
  • Three remote PLC meetups

Administrators will participate in:

  • A 1-hour remote session on the Google Certified Coach program and 5-step coaching model
  • 2-4 remote meetings to continue learning, support coach candidates, etc.


Onsite Training: $2999/person

Remote Training: $1999/person

Both price packages include: One-year membership to Tierney Edge Helpline, Google Educator Level 1 and Level 2 Certification preparation resources