Instructional Coordinator  What They Do

Just the Facts

Develops instructional material, coordinates educational content, and incorporates current technology in specialized fields that provide guidelines to educators and instructors for developing curricula and conducting courses.

This career is part of the Education and Training cluster Professional Support Services pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Plans and conducts teacher training programs and conferences dealing with new classroom procedures, instructional materials and equipment, and teaching aids.
  • Observes work of teaching staff to evaluate performance and to recommend changes that could strengthen teaching skills.
  • Confers with members of educational committees and advisory groups to obtain knowledge of subject areas and to relate curriculum materials to specific subjects, individual student needs, and occupational areas.
  • Researches, evaluates, and prepares recommendations on curricula, instructional methods, and materials for school systems.
  • Conducts or participates in workshops, committees, and conferences designed to promote the intellectual, social, and physical welfare of students.
  • Advises teaching and administrative staff in curriculum development, use of materials and equipment, and implementation of state and federal programs and procedures.
  • Advises and teaches students.
  • Organizes production and design of curriculum materials.
  • Recommends, orders, or authorizes purchase of instructional materials, supplies, equipment, and visual aids designed to meet student educational needs and district standards.
  • Interprets and enforces provisions of state education codes and rules and regulations of state education boards.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 10 lbs., sometimes up to 20 lbs. You might do a lot of walking or standing, or you might sit but use your arms and legs to control machines, equipment or tools.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves standing more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly at a distance
  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Overnight travel

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Career Technical Supervisor --
  • Curriculum and Assessment Director --
  • Curriculum and Instruction Director --
  • Curriculum Coordinator --
  • Curriculum Director -- Develops classroom curricula and selects textbooks to go with classes.
  • Curriculum Specialist --
  • Education Specialist --
  • Instructional Systems Specialist --
  • Program Administrator --
  • School Standards Coach --