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Instructional Coordinators
Do you enjoy overseeing a large majority unit and maintaining its standards high?

Instructional Coordinators oversee school curriculums and teaching standards making sure everything lives up to part. They develop educational material, implement it with teachers and principals, and assess its effectiveness. Most instructional coordinators work in elementary and secondary schools, colleges, professional schools, or educational support services or for state and local governments. Their main priority is making sure everything runs smooth with effort and effectiveness.  

Instructional Coordinators are experiencing a great demand as they are projected an employment growth of 15% by 2028!

15% Growth

With an annual job opening of 436!
Growth 57 Transfers 209 Retire 170

They maintain a steady and comfortable income doing something they love

Entry $51,960 Median $68,034 Experienced $77,495

Is being an Instructional coordinator right for you?
These skills, interests, and knowledge areas are recommended for a career as an educator. The percentage indicate the level of important of each of the skills.

Top Relevant Skill Areas

Relevant Importance Levels
Reading Comprehension
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Learning Strategies
Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

What does it take to be an Instructional coordinator?  
Instructional coordinators need to be able to train teachers on the newest teaching techniques and tools. Instructional coordinators need a master's degree and related work experience, such as teaching or in school administration. Coordinators in public schools may be required to have a state-issued license.


Instructional coordinators in public schools are required to have a master's degree in education or curriculum and instruction. Some instructional coordinators need a degree in a specialized field, 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 education.

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 profiles on kindergarten and elementary school teachersmiddle school teachers, and 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.


With enough experience and more education, instructional coordinators may become superintendents.

*source Bureau of Labor Statistics 

Gulf Coast Region Educator Preparation Programs

The State Board for Educator Certification has approved the educator preparation programs as part of the undergraduate degree programs offered at the area universities listed below.


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