Also known as Curriculum and Instruction Director, Curriculum Coordinator, Curriculum Director, Curriculum Specialist, Education Specialist, Instructional Designer, Instructional Systems Specialist, Instructional Technologist, Learning Development Specialist, Program Administrator
Also known as Curriculum and Instruction Director, Curriculum Coordinator, Curriculum Director
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.
In addition, Instructional Coordinators
Instructional Coordinators are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Instructional Coordinators. More generally, Instructional Coordinators are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for an Instructional Coordinator is $66,970, and the average salary is $70,160. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Instructional Coordinator salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Instructional Coordinators earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Instructional Coordinators earn less than $39,270 per year, 25% earn less than $51,720, 75% earn less than $86,100, and 90% earn less than $105,650.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Instructional Coordinators is expected to change by 9.7%, and there should be roughly 20,400 open positions for Instructional Coordinators every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as an Instructional Coordinator are usually higher in their Social, Investigative, and Artistic interests.
Instructional Coordinators typically have very strong Social interests. Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Also, Instructional Coordinators typically have strong Investigative interests. Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Lastly, Instructional Coordinators typically have moderate Artistic interests. Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Instructional Coordinators typically have moderate Enterprising interests. Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as an Instructional Coordinator tend to value Relationships, Independence, and Achievement.
Most importantly, Instructional Coordinators very strongly value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Second, Instructional Coordinators very strongly value Independence. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Lastly, Instructional Coordinators strongly value Achievement. Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Instructional Coordinators must consistently demonstrate qualities such as integrity, initiative, and leadership.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Instructional Coordinators, ranked by importance:
Many Instructional Coordinators have earned a graduate degree. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a doctoral degree, such as a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D..
Instructional Coordinators may need some on-the-job training, but most candidates will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
Instructional Coordinators may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as education and training, administration and management, or mathematics knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Instructional Coordinators might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Instructional Coordinators must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Instructional Coordinators need abilities such as written comprehension, oral expression, and written expression in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Instructional Coordinators, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Instructional Coordinators frequently use skills like learning strategies, writing, and speaking to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Instructional Coordinators, ranked by their relative importance.
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