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Instructional coordinators need a master’s degree and related work experience, such as teaching or school administration. Coordinators in public schools may be required to have a state-issued license.Education
Most employers, particularly public schools, require instructional coordinators to have a master’s degree in education or curriculum and instruction. Some instructional coordinators have a degree in the field they plan to specialize in, such as math or history.
Master’s degree programs in curriculum and instruction teach about curriculum design, instructional theory, and collecting and analyzing data. To enter these programs, candidates usually need a bachelor’s degree in teaching.Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations
Instructional coordinators in public schools may be required to have a license, such as a teaching license or an education administrator license. For information about teaching licenses, see the profile on high school teachers. For information about education administrator licenses, see the profile on elementary, middle, and high school principals. Check with your state’s Board of Education for specific license requirements.Work Experience in a Related Occupation
Most instructional coordinators need several years of related work experience. Experience working as a teacher or as a principal is helpful. For some positions, experience teaching a specific subject or grade level may be required.Important Qualities
Analytical skills. Instructional coordinators examine student test data and evaluate teaching strategies. Based on their analysis, coordinators recommend improvements in curriculums and teaching.
Communication skills. Instructional coordinators need to clearly explain changes in the curriculum and teaching standards to teachers, principals, and school staff.
Decisionmaking skills. Instructional coordinators must be able to make sound decisions when recommending changes to curriculums, teaching methods, and textbooks.
Interpersonal skills. Instructional coordinators need to be able to establish and maintain positive working relationships with teachers, principals, and other administrators.
Leadership skills. Instructional coordinators serve as mentors to teachers. They train teachers in developing useful and effective teaching techniques.
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Hispanic or Latino8.6%
Black or African American0.7%
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University of Phoenix12.4%
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania8.0%
University of Central Florida5.4%
Arizona State University4.7%
Florida State University4.7%
Utah State University4.4%
San Diego State University4.1%
Southern Illinois University Carbondale4.0%
Georgia State University3.9%
University of Washington3.9%
University of South Florida3.8%
George Mason University3.8%
University of Houston3.7%
Pennsylvania State University3.5%
Brigham Young University3.4%
Boise State University3.4%
Nova Southeastern University3.2%
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|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Instructional Designer||Apple Inc.||Cupertino, CA||Dec 21, 2016||$157,571 -
|Instructional Designer||Populus Group LLC||Tempe, AZ||Apr 25, 2016||$125,220|
|Instructional Designer||Google Inc.||Mountain View, CA||May 16, 2016||$124,000|
|Instructional Designer||M&Amp;R Consultants Corporation||Rockville, MD||Sep 25, 2015||$100,000|
|Instructional Designer||M&R Consultants Corporation||Rockville, MD||Jan 23, 2015||$99,133|
|Instructional Designer||Advantage Sales and Marketing||Marlton, NJ||Jul 22, 2016||$93,750|
|Instructional Designer||Advantage Sales & Marketing, LLC||Medford, NJ||Feb 25, 2015||$93,750|
|Instructional Designer||Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC||Marlton, NJ||Oct 30, 2016||$93,750|
|Instructional Designer||Advantage Sales and Marketing||Marlton, NJ||Apr 28, 2016||$93,750|
|Instructional Designer||The FAB Foundation||Cambridge, MA||Apr 09, 2016||$90,000|
|Instructional Designer||The FAB Foundation||Cambridge, MA||May 01, 2015||$90,000|
|Instructional Designer||The FAB Foundation||Boston, MA||Apr 09, 2016||$90,000|
|Instructional Designer||Zuora, Inc.||Foster City, CA||Jul 20, 2015||$90,000|
|Instructional Designer||Montclair State University||Montclair, NJ||Mar 01, 2015||$71,270|
|Instructional Designer||The Johns Hopkins University||Baltimore, MD||Sep 02, 2015||$71,050|
|Instructional Design Lead-Learning Services-US||Infosys Limited||Houston, TX||Aug 29, 2016||$70,191|
|Instructional Designer||Tata Industries Ltd||Edison, NJ||Jan 08, 2016||$70,034|
|Instructional Designer/Faculty Developer||Quad Learning, Inc.||Washington, DC||Apr 13, 2015||$70,000|
|Instructional Designer/Faculty Developer||Quad Learning, Inc.||Washington, DC||Apr 06, 2015||$70,000|
|Instructional Designer||Tata Interactive Systems||Edison, NJ||Jan 09, 2016||$70,000|
|Instructional Designer||George Mason University||Fairfax, VA||Oct 15, 2015||$69,722|
|Multimedia Instructional Designer||Excelsior College||Albany, NY||Jan 02, 2016||$62,000|
|Instructional Designer||Realty On The Boulevard Inc.||Thousand Oaks, CA||Feb 15, 2015||$61,775|
|Instructional Designer 3||University of Houston||Houston, TX||Sep 10, 2015||$61,526|
|Instructional Designer||University of North Texas Health Science Center||Fort Worth, TX||Jun 27, 2015||$61,308|
|Instructional Designer||University of Massachusetts Boston||Boston, MA||May 11, 2016||$60,278|
|Instructional Designer||Purdue University||West Lafayette, IN||Aug 15, 2016||$60,232|
|Instructional Designer||Seattle Central College||Seattle, WA||May 10, 2015||$60,000|
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