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Working As An Education Coordinator

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • $55,494

    Average Salary

What Does An Education Coordinator Do

An Education Coordinator organizes and supervises education and training programs for various organizations, such as community centers, early childhood education programs, and museums. They also ensure that the programs support mental health, nutrition, parent involvement, and social services of children.

How To Become An Education Coordinator

Most school counselors must have a master’s degree in school counseling or a related field and have a state-issued credential. Some employers prefer that career counselors have a master’s degree. Career counselors who work in private practices may also need a license.


Most states require school counselors to have a master’s degree in school counseling or a related field. Programs in school counseling teach students about fostering academic development; conducting group and individual counseling; working with parents, school staff, and community organizations; and using data to develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive school counseling programs for all students. These programs often require students to gain experience through an internship or practicum.

Some employers prefer that career counselors have a master’s degree in counseling with a focus on career development. Career counseling programs prepare students to assess clients’ skills and interests and to teach career development techniques. Many programs require students to have a period of supervised experience, such as an internship.  

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Public school counselors must have a state-issued credential to practice. This credential can be called a certification, a license, or an endorsement, depending on the state. Licensure or certification typically requires a master’s degree in school counseling and an internship or practicum completed under the supervision of a licensed professional school counselor.

Some states require applicants to have 1 to 2 years of classroom teaching experience, or to hold a teaching license, prior to being certified. Most states require a criminal background check as part of the credentialing process. Information about requirements for each state is available from the American School Counselor Association.

Although some employers prefer to hire licensed career counselors, licensure is not required by all states. Contact information for state regulating boards is available from the National Board for Certified Counselors.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Although most states do not require work experience in a related occupation, some states require school counselors to have 1 to 2 years of classroom teaching experience, or to hold a teaching license, prior to being certified. Please see the Similar Occupations tab for more information on teaching occupations.

Important Qualities

Compassion. School and career counselors often work with people who are dealing with stressful and difficult situations, so they must be compassionate and empathize with their clients and students.

Interpersonal skills. School and career counselors must be able to work with different types of people. They spend most of their time working directly with clients, students, or other professionals and need to form and maintain good working relationships.

Listening skills. Good listening skills are essential for school and career counselors. They need to give their full attention to students and clients in order to understand their problems.

Speaking skills. School and career counselors must communicate effectively with clients and students. They should express ideas and information in a way that their clients and students understand easily.

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Education Coordinator Career Paths

Education Coordinator
Adjunct Faculty Assistant Professor Department Chairperson
Assistant Principal
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager President Instructor
Case Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Assistant Director Program Director
Clinical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Education Director Center Director Program Director
Communications Director
7 Yearsyrs
Assistant Director Office Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Business Developer Business Development Manager
Director Of Sales
10 Yearsyrs
Program Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Special Education Teacher Assistant Principal
Elementary School Principal
12 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Instructor Assistant Professor Program Director
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Coordinator Operations Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Business Partner
10 Yearsyrs
Education Director Program Director General Manager
Human Resources Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Program Director General Manager Account Executive
Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Faculty Nurse Practitioner Staff Nurse
Nursing Director
9 Yearsyrs
Program Director Service Director
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Special Education Teacher Lead Teacher Office Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Instructor Instructor Project Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Product Manager
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Project Coordinator Program Manager Education Director
School Director
7 Yearsyrs
Service Coordinator Special Education Teacher Assistant Principal
Vice Principal
9 Yearsyrs
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Education Coordinator Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Chinese

  • Portuguese

  • Mandarin

  • German

  • Korean

  • Italian

  • Russian

  • Japanese

  • Dakota

  • Hindi

  • Cantonese

  • Arabic

  • Hebrew

  • Danish

  • Thai

  • Greek

  • Tagalog

  • Swahili

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Real Education Coordinator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Entrepreneurship and Venture Education Coordinator 500 Startups Management Company, LLC San Francisco, CA Oct 01, 2015 $140,000
Building A Better Response Education Coordinator Concern Wordwide (U.S.) Inc. New York, NY Sep 13, 2014 $130,438
Education Coordinator Mebcom, Inc. La Palma, CA Nov 02, 2016 $85,740
Educational Coordinator The Jewish Theological Seminary New York, NY Jan 09, 2016 $85,330
Educational Coordinator The Jewish Theological Seminary New York, NY Jan 09, 2016 $80,300
Mathematics Education Coordinator Federation of Balkan American Associations, Inc. Clifton, NJ Sep 20, 2013 $73,045
Educational Coordinator Federation of Balkan American Associations, Inc. Clifton, NJ Sep 26, 2015 $66,622
General Education Coordinator North American University Houston, TX Jul 01, 2015 $64,800
Education Coordinator Mother of Divine Grace School Ojai, CA Sep 15, 2016 $64,217
Education Coordinator Tiancheng International Group Inc. Burlington, MA Aug 30, 2016 $62,610
Patient Education Coordinator Meadows Family Medical Center PC Golden, CO May 02, 2013 $62,610
International Education Coordinator Kopri USA, LLC Vienna, VA Sep 16, 2015 $62,450
Education Coordinator Wellington Academy, LLC Fort Myers, FL Aug 20, 2015 $54,371
Clinical Education Coordinator-Dutchess Community Dutchess Community College Poughkeepsie, NY May 01, 2013 $54,262
Education Coordinator Holy Cross Ministries Salt Lake City, UT Sep 10, 2014 $53,040
Education Coordinator Silicon Valley University San Jose, CA Dec 11, 2016 $52,000
Education Coordinator Silicon Valley University San Jose, CA Nov 13, 2016 $52,000
Museum Education Coordinator University of Southern California, Fisher Museum of Art Los Angeles, CA Jun 16, 2015 $52,000 -
International Education Coordinator Language Bar Education Inc. Industry, CA Jan 09, 2016 $46,331
Educational Coordinator AGM College Planning, LLC Annandale, VA Oct 01, 2014 $45,935
Taekwondo Education Coordinator Master Chang's Tiger Den Martial Arts & Ballet, Inc. Raleigh, NC Jan 15, 2015 $45,935
Director-Educational Coordinator Alexander Graham Bell Montessori & AEHI Wheeling, IL Sep 09, 2014 $45,864
Education Coordinator Little Lamb Bilingual Preschool, LLC Albany, CA Jan 04, 2016 $43,827
Education Coordinator Rainbow Child Development Center NY Sep 27, 2013 $42,742
Neuro Education Coordinator Novo Brain LLC Mission, TX Oct 01, 2015 $42,000
Educational Coordinator AGM College Planning, LLC Silver Spring, MD Sep 24, 2014 $41,350

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Top Skills for An Education Coordinator


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Top Education Coordinator Skills

  1. Curriculum Development
  2. Education Programs
  3. Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Monitored curriculum development and technology training; created policies and procedure template and provided training for clinical information system.
  • Organized all member development and education programs Designed and directed new candidate initiation program Chairman of Education Committee and Membership Quality Board
  • Performed respiratory therapist general procedures and worked in intensive care areas.
  • Coordinated sponsorship and community outreached programs.
  • Volunteer Coordinator for all Red Cross sponsored prenatal and maternal/child classes in the Hahn Air Base area.

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