Employment prospects for coaches and umpires as well as other sports-related jobs are expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is especially true in high schools, where state-certified teachers are the most likely candidates for open positions. To take advantage of the opportunity, educators can earn a coaching endorsement, now offered entirely online by Northwestern. For those who wish to coach but do not have a teaching license, Northwestern's coursework will lead to coaching authorization.
Northwestern's coaching endorsement and authorization meet requirements for the state of Iowa. Students who do not reside in Iowa should check with their state's department of education to ensure the endorsement or authorization will be accepted there.