Why COETAIL & University of Kentucky?

The COETAIL community is passionate about student learning.

With this student focus at our core, COETAIL empowers educators in an increasingly connected world. Not only does our content differ from typical professional development that educators are accustomed to, our community approach to learning is also a new experience for many. COETAIL sets itself apart by nurturing a strong community of educators just like you; professionals hoping to improve their teaching practice, methods, and curriculum with a central focus on students.

Have you ever felt isolated as an educator? One of the greatest benefits of technology is the ability to instantly connect to other people around the world. COETAIL harnesses this through our cohort approach and ever-growing community. We believe that we learn and grow better together instead of in silos. Our cohorts become tight-knit groups of educators who support each other throughout their COETAIL experience. Meanwhile, our active community of over 1000 COETAILers is only a hashtag away. Before, during, and after your COETAIL experience, the COETAIL community is ready to answer questions, share advice, and learn from and with each other.


We’ve heard from educators like you that you want to be able to earn graduate credits towards a Master’s degree while benefiting from COETAIL’s community approach to learning. We finally found the perfect match!

The core values of the University of Kentucky’s Educational Leadership Studies department are leadership, collaboration, community, renewal, authenticity, and achievement. Their course syllabi place an emphasis on researching, reflecting, learning, and leading. Does any of that sound familiar?! COETAIL + University of Kentucky is a match made in heaven! We are excited to have found a forward-thinking university that understands the changing nature of education in a connected world. Our partnership means you can now stack certificates (think COETAIL, School Tech Leadership, Instructional Coaching, Deeper Learning) during your learning journey. Find out more about our partnership with University of Kentucky here.

The greatest benefit we hear from COETAIL participants is the enduring community built during their time in the COETAIL program:

“In addition to the course materials, I learned so much from the other people in the program. I feel like I’m part of a network of educators I can turn to for support.” – 2016 Participant

COETAIL bridges the geographical gap and encourages genuine relationships between members of your cohort and the COETAIL community. You’ll build your professional learning network (your tailored network of other educators around the world), share successes, and gain ideas for your classroom that you will be able to implement immediately.

As educators ourselves, we understand the challenges involved in balancing your learning with that of your students while also taking care of yourself as a person. Our core desire is to offer a flexible professional development experience that meets the demands of the life of educators. COETAIL is 100% online, taking place over 3 semesters (16 months), and providing you the space to grow while also enjoying life. We work with you to help you get the most out of your program.

The next COETAIL cohort and our first joint cohort with the University of Kentucky begins in January 2019. Are you ready to be part of something bigger and become a COETAILer? Stay up to date about our next cohorts by signing up for our mailing list!