Instructional Coordinators

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About the Job

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.

It is also Called

  • Vocational Coordinator
  • Technology Coordinator
  • Supervisor of Instruction
  • Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Special Services Coordinator
  • Special Education Supervisor
  • Special Education Director
  • Special Education Curriculum Specialist
  • School Standards Coach
  • School Curriculum Developer
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What They Do

  • Coordinate activities of workers engaged in cataloging, distributing, and maintaining educational materials and equipment in curriculum libraries and laboratories.
  • 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.
  • Prepare or approve manuals, guidelines, and reports on state educational policies and practices for distribution to school districts.
  • Update the content of educational programs to ensure that students are being trained with equipment and processes that are technologically current.
  • Develop instructional materials to be used by educators and instructors.
  • Develop tests, questionnaires, and procedures that measure the effectiveness of curricula and use these tools to determine whether program objectives are being met.
  • Prepare grant proposals, budgets, and program policies and goals or assist in their preparation.
  • Address public audiences to explain program objectives and to elicit support.
  • Interpret and enforce provisions of state education codes and rules and regulations of state education boards.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: SIE.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Social interests, but also prefer Investigative and Enterprising environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Independence and Achievement in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Education Required

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).

Wages

In 2017, the average annual wage in Pennsylvania was $66,110 with most people making between $35,120 and $102,820

Outlook

0.65%
avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 4,600 people in Pennsylvania. It is projected that there will be 4,900 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 30 openings due to growth and about 40 replacement openings for approximately 70 total annual openings.



Pennsylvania Department of Education