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Instructional Coordinator
They develop curricula, select textbooks and other materials, train teachers,and assess educational programs for quality and adherence to regulations and standards.
The Job
Instructional coordinators evaluate how well a school or training program's curriculum, or plan of study, meets students' needs. Based on their research and observations of instructional practice, they recommend improvements. They research teaching methods and techniques and develop procedures to ensure that instructors are implementing the curriculum successfully and meeting program goals.
Work Environment
Many instructional coordinators work long hours. They often work year round. Some spend much of their time traveling between schools meeting with teachers and administrators.
College Majors
master's or higher degree-usually in education
Minimum Qualifications
The minimum educational requirement for most instructional coordinator positions in public schools is a master's or higher degree-usually in education-plus a State teacher or administrator license.
Personality traits helpful for this career
nstructional coordinators must have a good understanding of how to teach specific groups of students and expertise in developing educational materials
Quick Facts
  • Many instructional coordinators have experience as teachers or education administrators.
  • A master's degree is required for positions in public schools and preferred for jobs in other settings.
  • Employment is projected to grow much faster than average, reflecting the need to meet new educational standards, train teachers, and develop new materials.
  • Favorable job prospects are expected.
Compensation and Outlook
Median annual wages of instructional coordinators in May 2008 were $56,880. The middle 50 percent earned between $42,070 and $75,000. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $31,800, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $93,250.
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