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Career Profile: Instructional Coordinators

Develop instructional material, coordinate educational content, and incorporate current technology into instruction in order to provide guidelines to educators and instructors for developing curricula and conducting courses. May train and coach teachers. Includes educational consultants and specialists, and instructional material directors.

Salary and Outlook

According to the US Department of Labor, there are 190,400 people employed as instructional coordinators in the United States. The median annual salary is $67,000. Entry level employees earn approximately $39,270 per year and senior employees earn approximately $105,650 per year.

Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.

Job Duties

  • Observe work of teaching staff to evaluate performance and to recommend changes that could strengthen teaching skills.
  • Plan and conduct teacher training programs and conferences dealing with new classroom procedures, instructional materials and equipment, and teaching aids.
  • Interpret and enforce provisions of state education codes and rules and regulations of state education boards.
  • 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.
  • Recommend, order, or authorize purchase of instructional materials, supplies, equipment, and visual aids designed to meet student educational needs and district standards.
  • Update the content of educational programs to ensure that students are being trained with equipment and processes that are technologically current.
  • Address public audiences to explain program objectives and to elicit support.
  • Research, evaluate, and prepare recommendations on curricula, instructional methods, and materials for school systems.
  • Prepare grant proposals, budgets, and program policies and goals or assist in their preparation.
  • Prepare or approve manuals, guidelines, and reports on state educational policies and practices for distribution to school districts.
  • Coordinate activities of workers engaged in cataloging, distributing, and maintaining educational materials and equipment in curriculum libraries and laboratories.

Career List

Job Outlook


Total Current Jobs:
190,400
Annual Openings:
20,400
Increase in Openings by 2030:
10%
Annual Salary Range:
$39,270 - $105,650
Education Requirements:
Master's degree or higher