Instructional Coordinators
SOC: 25-9031.00


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.

National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
151,100 employed

Projected (2024):
161,600 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

Alternate Titles:

  • Art Supervisor
  • Assessment Director
  • Assistant Principal
  • Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum
  • Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
  • Career Technical Supervisor
  • Consultant Teacher
  • Content Specialist
  • Coordinator of Evaluation
  • Course Developer
  • Courseware Developer
  • Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator
  • Curriculum and Assessment Director
  • Curriculum and Instruction Director
  • Curriculum Coordinator
  • Curriculum Designer
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Curriculum Director
  • Curriculum Facilitator
  • Curriculum Manager
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Curriculum Supervisor
  • Curriculum Writer
  • Department Chairperson
  • Director of Instruction
  • Education Consultant
  • Education Specialist
  • Education Supervisor
  • Educational Specialist
  • Elementary Supervisor
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Instructional Design Specialist
  • Instructional Designer
  • Instructional Developer
  • Instructional Manager
  • Instructional Material Director
  • Instructional Materials Director
  • Instructional Resource Teacher
  • Instructional Systems Specialist
  • Instructional Technologist
  • Instructional Technology Director
  • Literacy Consultant
  • Literacy Specialist
  • Material Planner
  • Music Supervisor
  • Principal
  • Professional Development Director
  • Program Administrator
  • Program Developer
  • Programs Director
  • School Curriculum Developer
  • School Standards Coach
  • Special Education Curriculum Specialist
  • Special Education Director
  • Special Education Supervisor
  • Special Services Coordinator
  • Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Supervisor of Instruction
  • Technology Coordinator
  • Vocational Coordinator

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    Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

    Job Training:

    Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.

    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation

  • Tasks:

  • Conduct or participate in workshops, committees, and conferences designed to promote the intellectual, social, and physical welfare of students.
  • Plan and conduct teacher training programs and conferences dealing with new classroom procedures, instructional materials and equipment, and teaching aids.
  • Advise teaching and administrative staff in curriculum development, use of materials and equipment, and implementation of state and federal programs and procedures.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Organize production and design of curriculum materials.
  • Research, evaluate, and prepare recommendations on curricula, instructional methods, and materials for school systems.
  • Observe work of teaching staff to evaluate performance and to recommend changes that could strengthen teaching skills.
  • Develop instructional materials to be used by educators and instructors.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Advise and teach students.
  • Prepare or approve manuals, guidelines, and reports on state educational policies and practices for distribution to school districts.
  • Develop classroom-based and distance learning training courses, using needs assessments and skill level analyses.
  • Inspect instructional equipment to determine if repairs are needed and authorize necessary repairs.
  • Coordinate activities of workers engaged in cataloging, distributing, and maintaining educational materials and equipment in curriculum libraries and laboratories.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Desktop computers
  • Digital video disk DVD players
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Laptop computers
  • MP3 players
  • Overhead display projectors
  • Personal computers
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Smartphones
  • Tablet computers
  • Video cassette recorders VCR
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Captivate
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Systems Adobe FrameMaker
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop software
  • Articulate Rapid E-Learning Studio
  • Blackboard software
  • Corel WordPerfect Office Suite
  • Email software
  • Extensible markup language XML
  • Hypertext markup language HTML
  • IBM Lotus 1-2-3
  • JavaScript
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft SharePoint software
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Word
  • Moodle
  • Oracle Java
  • Oracle PL/SQL
  • Oracle software
  • SmartDraw VP
  • Structured query language SQL
  • Web browser software

  • education training and library

    industry stats

    SOC: 25-0000

    Total Employed: 8,542,670

    Average Annual Salary: $53,000