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Working As An Instructional Systems Designer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Getting Information
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $74,520

    Average Salary

What Does An Instructional Systems Designer Do

Instructional coordinators oversee school curriculums and teaching standards. They develop instructional material, coordinate its implementation with teachers and principals, and assess its effectiveness.

Duties

Instructional coordinators typically do the following:

  • Develop and coordinate implementation of curriculum
  • Plan, organize, and conduct teacher training conferences or workshops
  • Analyze student test data
  • Assess and discuss implementation of curriculum standards with school staff
  • Review and recommend textbooks and other educational materials
  • Recommend teaching techniques and the use of different or new technologies
  • Develop procedures for teachers to implement curriculum
  • Train teachers and other instructional staff in new content or programs
  • Mentor or coach teachers to improve their skills

Instructional coordinators evaluate the effectiveness of curriculums and teaching techniques established by school boards, states, or federal regulations. They may observe teachers in the classroom, review student test data, and interview school staff and principals about curriculums. Based on their research, they may recommend changes in curriculums to school boards. They may also recommend that teachers use different teaching techniques.

Instructional coordinators may plan and conduct training for teachers related to teaching methods or the use of technology. For example, when a school district introduces new learning standards, instructional coordinators explain the new standards to teachers and demonstrate effective teaching methods to achieve them.

Instructional coordinators, also known as curriculum specialists, instructional coaches, or assistant superintendents of instruction, may specialize in particular grade levels or specific subjects. Those in elementary and secondary schools may also focus on special education or English as a second language programs.

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How To Become An Instructional Systems Designer

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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Average Length of Employment
Top Employers Before
Instructor 4.9%
Teacher 3.4%
Consultant 2.7%
Top Employers After
Instructor 2.3%

Instructional Systems Designer Demographics

Gender

Male

59.7%

Female

39.4%

Unknown

0.9%
Ethnicity

White

85.4%

Hispanic or Latino

8.1%

Asian

5.1%

Unknown

1.0%

Black or African American

0.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

47.4%

Russian

10.5%

Arabic

10.5%

Bulgarian

5.3%

Norwegian

5.3%

French

5.3%

Dakota

5.3%

Polish

5.3%

Korean

5.3%
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Instructional Systems Designer Education

Schools

Community College of the Air Force

12.1%

University of Central Florida

10.7%

University of Phoenix

6.8%

Capella University

6.8%

Walden University

6.8%

Old Dominion University

6.3%

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

5.8%

San Diego State University

4.9%

Webster University

4.4%

Wayne State University

3.4%

American University

3.4%

Strayer University

3.4%

Oakland University

3.4%

Florida State University

3.4%

American InterContinental University

3.4%

George Mason University

3.4%

Central Texas College

2.9%

University of West Florida

2.9%

Troy University

2.9%

Liberty University

2.9%
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Majors

Educational Technology

17.4%

Business

13.9%

Education

11.7%

Curriculum And Instruction

8.9%

Elementary Education

8.7%

Human Resources Management

3.9%

Educational Leadership

3.3%

Computer Information Systems

3.3%

Aviation

3.0%

English

3.0%

Psychology

3.0%

Management

2.8%

Project Management

2.8%

Communication

2.6%

Information Technology

2.2%

Drafting And Design

2.0%

Automotive Technology

2.0%

Criminal Justice

2.0%

Computer Science

1.7%

Electrical Engineering

1.7%
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Degrees

Masters

43.6%

Bachelors

27.4%

Other

10.7%

Associate

7.6%

Doctorate

5.1%

Certificate

4.8%

Diploma

0.4%

License

0.3%
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Real Instructional Systems Designer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Instructional Systems Design Team Industrial Services, Inc. Sugar Land, TX Dec 15, 2014 $82,500
Instructional System Designer Data Management Services, Inc. Palm Coast, FL Sep 15, 2010 $70,000
Instructional System Designer Data Management Services, Inc. Palm Coast, FL Sep 20, 2010 $70,000
Instructional System Designer Data Management Services, Inc. Palm Coast, FL Oct 01, 2010 $69,500 -
$79,500
Instructional Systems Designer Dsfederal, Inc. Rockville, MD Sep 03, 2014 $67,577
Instructional Systems Designer Drivingsales, LLC Sandy, UT Sep 13, 2016 $64,000
Learning Management System Instructional Designer/ Neel Sys Solutions, Inc. Reno, NV Sep 12, 2014 $48,000
Learning Management System Instructional Designer/ Neel Sys Solutions, Inc. Reno, NV Jun 01, 2014 $48,000
Instructional System Designer Soundtek Music Inc. Union City, CA Oct 27, 2010 $43,472
Instructional System Designer Soundtek Music Inc. Union City, CA Nov 15, 2009 $43,472

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Top Skills for An Instructional Systems Designer

SubjectMatterExpertsCurriculumDevelopmentSmesInteractiveCoursewareTrainingProgramsTrainingMaterialsAddieTrainingCoursesWebScormLearningObjectivesAdobeCaptivateCourseMaterialsPowerpointLessonPlansLearningManagementSystemNeedsAnalysisInstructionalMaterialsILTJobAids

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Top Instructional Systems Designer Skills

  1. Subject Matter Experts
  2. Curriculum Development
  3. Smes
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Partnered closely with subject matter experts (SMEs) to develop material to meet the required technical accuracy.
  • Manage vendors responsible for curriculum development and production to meet milestones and deadlines.
  • Managed a team of instructional designers, engineering SMEs, graphic artists, and programmers.
  • Developed flow diagrams, storyboards, and media packages supporting interactive courseware.
  • Evaluated the effectiveness of training programs and participated in updates and revisions.

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