Details for Mentoring, coaching, and supervising in Christian education

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EDU565
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator:


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Mentoring, coaching, and supervising in Christian education

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Analyse a range of approaches to mentoring, coaching, and/or supervising on the basis of biblical perspectives. (AT1, AT2, AT3)
  2. Reflect critically on experiences and practices in relation to mentoring, coaching, and/or supervising. (AT1, AT2)
  3. Design and justify strategies for mentoring, coaching, and/or supervising in an educational context. (AT1, AT3)
  4. Communicate for scholarly and professional audiences. (AT1, AT2, AT3)

Note: In this subject, students will engage with Australian Professional Standards 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3, particularly at Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher career stages. For those in the role of school principal, this subject is relevant to the ‘Leading teaching and learning,’ Developing self and others,’ and Leading improvement, innovation, and change’ focus areas from the Australian Professional Standards for Principals.

Subject Content

  • Biblical perspectives on mentoring, coaching, and supervision
  • Beliefs and principles for a way of being
  • Communication skills
  • Mentoring, coaching, and supervision as leadership
  • The impact cycle: identifying, learning, and improving
  • Using data
  • Instructional playbooks
  • System support for mentoring, coaching, and supervising

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face
  • Distance/ Global Online
  • Intensive (5 days of classes/7 hours per day followed by 85 hours reading, writing and assignments)
  • Extensive (5 days spread over the semester)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Forum engagement and journal entries (10%)
  • Case Notes (40%)
  • Development of a Plan (50%)

Prescribed Text

  • Knight, J. (2022). The definitive guide to instructional coaching: Seven factors for success. ASCD.