FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

Become A Curriculum Specialist

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As A Curriculum Specialist

  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Thinking Creatively
  • $77,460

    Average Salary

What Does A Curriculum Specialist Do

Training and development specialists help plan, conduct, and administer programs that train employees and improve their skills and knowledge.

Duties

Training and development specialists typically do the following:

  • Assess training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, or consultations with managers or instructors
  • Design and create training manuals, online learning modules, and course materials
  • Review training materials from a variety of vendors and choose appropriate materials
  • Deliver training to employees using a variety of instructional techniques
  • Monitor and evaluate training programs to ensure they are current and effective
  • Select and assign instructors or vendors to conduct training
  • Perform administrative tasks such as monitoring costs, scheduling classes, setting up systems and equipment, and coordinating enrollment

Training and development specialists create, administer, and deliver training programs for businesses and organizations. To do this, they must first assess the needs of an organization. Once those needs are determined, specialists develop custom training programs that take place in classrooms or training facilities. Training programs are increasingly delivered through computers, tablets, or other hand-held electronic devices.

Training and development specialists organize or deliver training sessions using lectures, group discussions, team exercises, hands-on examples, and other formats. Training can be in the form of a video, self-guided instructional manual, or online application. Training also may be collaborative, which allows employees to connect informally with experts, mentors, and colleagues, often through the use of technology.

Training and development specialists may monitor instructors, guide employees through media-based programs, or facilitate informal or collaborative learning programs.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become A Curriculum Specialist

Training and development specialists need a bachelor’s degree, and most need related work experience.

Education

Training and development specialists need a bachelor’s degree. Specialists may have a variety of education backgrounds, but many have a bachelor’s degree in training and development, human resources, education, or instructional design. Others may have a degree in business administration or a social science, such as educational or organizational psychology.

In addition, as technology continues to play a larger role in training and development, a growing number of organizations seek candidates who have a background in information technology or computer science.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Related work experience is important for most training and development specialists. Many positions require work experience in areas such as training and development or instructional design, or in related occupations, such as human resources specialists or even teachers.

Employers may prefer to hire candidates with previous work experience in the industry in which the company operates. However, some employers may hire candidates with a master’s degree in lieu of work experience. Increasingly, employers prefer candidates with experience in information technology, as organizations introduce more e-learning, mobile training, and technology-based tools.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Many human resources associations offer classes to enhance the skills of their members. Some associations, including the Association for Talent Development and International Society for Performance Improvement, specialize in training and development and offer certification programs. Although not required, certification can show professional expertise and credibility. Some employers prefer to hire certified candidates, and some positions may require certification.

Advancement

Training and development specialists may advance to training and development manager or human resources manager positions. Workers typically need several years of experience to advance. Some employers require managers to have a master’s degree in a related area.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Training and development specialists must evaluate training programs, methods, and materials, and choose those that best fit each situation.

Creativity. Specialists should be creative when developing training materials. They may need to think of and implement new approaches, such as new technology, when evaluating existing training methods.

Instructional skills. Training and development specialists often deliver training programs to employees. They use a variety of teaching techniques and sometimes must adapt their methods to meet the needs of particular groups.

Interpersonal skills. Specialists need strong interpersonal skills because delivering training programs requires collaboration with instructors, trainees, and subject-matter experts. They accomplish much of their work through teams.

Speaking skills. Speaking skills are essential for training and development specialists because they often give presentations. Specialists must communicate information clearly and facilitate learning by diverse audiences.

Show More

Show Less

Curriculum Specialist jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Curriculum Specialist Demographics

Gender

Female

77.9%

Male

20.4%

Unknown

1.6%
Ethnicity

White

80.5%

Hispanic or Latino

11.0%

Asian

6.3%

Unknown

1.8%

Black or African American

0.5%
Show More
Languages Spoken

Spanish

46.2%

German

8.6%

Chinese

6.5%

French

6.5%

Arabic

6.5%

Russian

3.2%

Mandarin

3.2%

Italian

3.2%

Japanese

2.2%

Greek

2.2%

Swahili

2.2%

Czech

2.2%

Danish

1.1%

Icelandic

1.1%

Portuguese

1.1%

Albanian

1.1%

Occidental

1.1%

Tagalog

1.1%

Korean

1.1%
Show More

Curriculum Specialist Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.5%

Walden University

10.1%

Nova Southeastern University

8.2%

Grand Canyon University

6.7%

Liberty University

6.3%

Ashford University

5.3%

Northern Arizona University

4.8%

Harvard University

4.8%

University of North Texas

4.3%

Michigan State University

3.8%

Arizona State University

3.8%

University of Central Florida

3.8%

University of Arizona

3.8%

Texas State University

3.4%

Capella University

3.4%

Stephen F Austin State University

3.4%

New York University

2.9%

Florida State University

2.9%

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

2.9%

University of Houston

2.9%
Show More
Majors

Educational Leadership

16.4%

Education

16.3%

Elementary Education

14.6%

Curriculum And Instruction

7.3%

Business

5.3%

Early Childhood Education

5.0%

English

5.0%

General Education, Specific Areas

4.9%

Human Development

3.6%

Psychology

3.3%

Educational Technology

3.0%

Special Education

2.7%

Counseling Psychology

1.9%

History

1.9%

Mathematics

1.9%

Human Resources Management

1.6%

Secondary Education And Teaching

1.6%

Management

1.4%

Liberal Arts

1.3%

Writing

1.3%
Show More
Degrees

Masters

49.1%

Bachelors

20.8%

Other

14.0%

Doctorate

10.2%

Certificate

2.8%

Associate

2.4%

Diploma

0.4%

License

0.3%
Show More
Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

Real Curriculum Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Curriculum Specialist-Math (Upper and Middle SCH Avenues New York LLC New York, NY Aug 01, 2012 $115,000
Curriculum Specialist-Math (Upper and Middle SCH Avenues New York LLC New York, NY Jul 01, 2012 $115,000
Curriculum Specialist-Math (Upper and Middle SCH Avenues New York LLC New York, NY Jul 30, 2012 $115,000
EFL Curriculum Specialist Age of Learning, Inc. Glendale, CA Sep 11, 2015 $104,350
Curriculum Specialist Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. Daly City, CA Nov 04, 2016 $100,838
Senior Curriculum Specialist & National Presenter No Tears Learning, Inc. Cabin John, MD Dec 01, 2010 $80,266
Curriculum Renewal Specialist Texas Engineering Experiment Station College Station, TX Jan 02, 2010 $79,799
Curriculum Specialist, FX Thomson Reuters (Markets) LLC New York, NY May 23, 2015 $79,611
Curriculum Specialist, FX Thomson Reuters (Markets) LLC New York, NY Mar 02, 2015 $79,611
Registrar/Curriculum Specialist Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY Feb 01, 2015 $68,675
Curriculum Specialist Dartmouth College Hanover, NH Jul 22, 2014 $68,224 -
$100,322
Curriculum Specialist Appletree Early Learning Public Charter School Washington, DC Sep 23, 2013 $61,568
Curriculum Specialist Small World Preschool, Inc. Hillsborough, CA Oct 29, 2015 $61,568
Curriculum Specialist Learnet Academy, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Oct 01, 2014 $60,523
Curriculum Specialist Learnet Academy, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Apr 01, 2014 $60,523
Curriculum Specialist Learnet Academy, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Sep 01, 2014 $60,523
Law Curriculum Specialist-ASS. Director Kaplan PMBR, A Division of Kaplan, Inc. New York, NY Sep 15, 2010 $60,000
Curriculum Specialist Learnet Academy, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Sep 01, 2013 $59,480
Curriculum Specialist Chiao HSIN Chinese Language School Monterey Park, CA May 12, 2016 $58,531
Adult Learning Curriculum Specialist International Rescue Committee, Inc. Miami, FL Jun 30, 2015 $46,218 -
$59,000
Curriculum Specialist Hope Lutheran Church, Virginia Beach, Inc. Virginia Beach, VA Oct 01, 2012 $45,351
Math Curriculum Specialist Sallie B. Howard School for The Arts and Education Wilson, NC Jul 01, 2013 $45,000
Math Curriculum Specialist Sallie B. Howard School for The Arts and Education Wilson, NC Jul 01, 2011 $45,000
Curriculum Specialist Hope Lutheran Church, Virginia Beach, Inc. Virginia Beach, VA Oct 01, 2015 $44,432
Foreign Language Curriculum Specialist Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation Inc. Laurel, MD Apr 01, 2014 $44,203

No Results

To get more results, try adjusting your search by changing your filters.

Show More

Top Skills for A Curriculum Specialist

ProfessionalDevelopmentProgramChildCareLessonPlansLanguageOnlineCoursesLiteracyAdministratorsCurriculumDevelopmentNaeycStateStandardsStaffDevelopmentSpecialNeedsInclusionK-12StaffMembersClassroomManagementTrainingPlansSuperviseStudentAchievementStaffTrainingSocialStudies

Show More

Top Curriculum Specialist Skills

  1. Professional Development Program
  2. Child Care
  3. Lesson Plans
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided expertise knowledge of planning and implementing a comprehensive educational training professional development program.
  • Supported Family Child Care and Youth Center (Kdg-12th grade) with training and building reviews.
  • Combined discipline plan with effective measures and various lesson plans to increase concentration, participation, and progress student accountability.
  • Administer the English Language Learner and Homeless Programs; develop and administer monitoring plans consistent with federal regulations for each project.
  • Designed, developed, and implemented online courses in support of global transition of software engineering methodologies.

Top Curriculum Specialist Employers

Show More