Instructional Coordinators

Develop instructional material, coordinate educational content, and incorporate current technology in specialized fields that provide guidelines to educators and instructors for developing curricula and conducting courses. Includes educational consultants and specialists, and instructional material directors.

Median Annual Wage: $61,550

Education: Master's degree (73%); Post-master's certificate (20%); Post-baccalaureate certificate (4%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Instructional Systems Specialist; Curriculum Specialist; Curriculum Coordinator; Curriculum and Instruction Director; Curriculum Director; School Standards Coach; Career Technical Supervisor; Curriculum and Assessment Director; Education Specialist; Program Administrator

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  • Observe work of teaching staff to evaluate performance and to recommend changes that could strengthen teaching skills.
  • Confer with members of educational committees and advisory groups to obtain knowledge of subject areas and to relate curriculum materials to specific subjects, individual student needs, and occupational areas.
  • Research, evaluate, and prepare recommendations on curricula, instructional methods, and materials for school systems.
  • Conduct or participate in workshops, committees, and conferences designed to promote the intellectual, social, and physical welfare of students.
  • Advise teaching and administrative staff in curriculum development, use of materials and equipment, and implementation of state and federal programs and procedures.
  • Advise and teach students.
  • Organize production and design of curriculum materials.
  • Recommend, order, or authorize purchase of instructional materials, supplies, equipment, and visual aids designed to meet student educational needs and district standards.
  • Interpret and enforce provisions of state education codes and rules and regulations of state education boards.
  • Address public audiences to explain program objectives and to elicit support.
  • Prepare grant proposals, budgets, and program policies and goals or assist in their preparation.
  • Develop tests, questionnaires, and procedures that measure the effectiveness of curricula and use these tools to determine whether program objectives are being met.
  • Develop instructional materials to be used by educators and instructors.
  • Update the content of educational programs to ensure that students are being trained with equipment and processes that are technologically current.

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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Instructional Coordinators.

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