Instructional Coordinators

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Instructional coordinators seek to increase the quality of student education by assessing and improving school curriculums, evaluating student learning, reviewing and ordering new course materials, working with educators to improve their teaching methods, and integrating technology into the learning experience. Many instructional coordinators have backgrounds in teaching, school administration, and instructional design. Some focus on special education or English as a Second Language programs. Approximately 139,460 instructional coordinators are employed in the United States. They are also known as assistant superintendents of instruction, curriculum specialists, and instructional coaches.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Assistant Superintendents of Instruction, Curriculum Specialists, Instructional Coaches
Duties Assess school curriculums and teaching standards, evaluate student learning, and review and recommended new resources and tools; train teachers to implement new curriculums; create curriculums for emerging areas of interest or training
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Master's Degree
School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Speech
Experience At least five years as a teacher or school administrator
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Helpful
  • Problem-Solving
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership
  • Teaching
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements Background check for some employers
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Consultant or College Professor
  • District-Level Curriculum Coordinator or School Superintendent
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Instructional Designer
  • Teacher or Principal

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