National Standards for the Estonian Supervision and Coaching Teaching Programs

The purpose of these standards is to ensure the equality, quality and professionalism of the national teaching programs.
The standards are based on our national experience and ANSE standards for teaching programs in supervision.

Additional information about the standards and procedures for applying the quality mark for the curricula:

A. Terms for the Programs

1. Duration of the program min. 2 years
2. Number of contact hours min. 300-375 ac/h, including min. 60 ac/h of coaching module
3. Supervision with teaching supervisor min. 45 ac/h, incl. individual and group supervision
4. Content of the Program described modules, preferably based on the ECVision standards with clearly differentiated contact hours, individual work hours and practice hours.
5. Thesis and presentation of thesis overview of literature, research, reflection of personal practice, or the combination of them
6. Final exam Practical work, demonstrating supervisory and/or coaching skills
7. Certification Signed by the program provider and the representative of the ESCA board

B. Terms for Admission to the Program

1. Higher education Min BA or BSc degree or proven equivalent
2. Post-graduation working experience At least 4 years of continuous working experience
3. Continued education Participation in longer courses (human psychology, communication skills, or similar): min. 120 ac/h. Aimed for people, who come to the program from other fields than human or social sciences.
4. Experience as a supervisee and/or coachee Documented process, min. 30 ac/h, written confirmation by supervisor or coach.

C. Requirements for the Program’s Leading Teachers 

  1. Acquired ESCA Quality Level 8; has been a teacher in a similar or the same program previously or has a mentor during the time of teaching

Portfolio of the Leading Teacher contains, in addition to the general requirements for the 8th level qualification terms:
a) group dynamic analyses of one study group;
b) reflection of personal teaching experience.

  1. Non-Estonian citizen: belongs to his/her own national supervision union (member of ANSE) and has experience of teaching supervision and/or coaching

Updated 29.03.2019