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Micro-credential Overview

The coaching and mentoring micro-credential verifies the course participant has the basic helping skills and theories of coaching and mentoring adults in corporate, nonprofit and educational settings, including listening skills and feedback; relationship building; career and self-assessment processes; ethical and legal issues connected to the helping relationship; self-care when engaged in helping relationships; and,  types of coaching – leadership, life planning, professional development, health and wellness, performance, etc.

What can you do with this micro-credential?

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of coaching/mentoring theory.
  • Synthesize your skills, knowledge and values of coaching and mentoring.
  • Set workable goals with clients.
  • Describe various types and approaches to coaching and mentoring.
  • Identify personal strengths and goals related to coaching and mentoring.
  • Demonstrate skills in listening and relationship building.
  • Enable insight and learning in others.
  • Develop an authentic process of coaching/mentoring that works for you.

Intended Audience

  • UCO graduate students enrolled in the ADED 5323 coaching/mentoring the adult learner academic course.

Instruction Method

  • Hybrid.


  • Fall and spring semesters.

How do you register for this micro-credential?

  • Those interested in this micro-credential must be enrolled as a student in UCO’s ADED 5323 coaching/mentoring the adult learner academic course. Registration for this micro-credential is included in the course enrollment.

What Does it Cost?

  • The micro-credential fee is included in the price of the course tuition and fees

Contact Information

Ed Cunliff, Ph.D
Adult Education and Safety Sciences

What is a micro-credential?

Micro-credentials provide new opportunities to demonstrate specific knowledge, skills and abilities in ways that create a more complete picture of your capabilities. Upon successful completion and verification of the micro-credential requirements, you will be issued a digital badge that can be displayed and verified online, such as on resumes or professional social media profiles. Digital micro-credentials can provide another way to demonstrate your achievement of competencies and allows you to clearly communicate your capabilities to others.