Instructional Coordinator at a Glance

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Best States for Instructional Coordinator

  Employment
in 2011
Average
Annual Salary
Average
Hourly Pay
Arizona 4,340 $54,430 $26
District of Columbia 1,860 $77,060 $37
Alaska 610 $57,210 $28

Becoming an Instructional Coordinator

To become an instructional coordinator, a candidate must have the right educational background, be licensed, and have adequate work experience in the industry. Most instructional coordinator positions require candidates to have a master's degree in curriculum or instruction, but some positions allow for masters in related subjects if the program includes certain courses relevant to the career. These types of master's degrees teach students how to collect and analyze data and about curriculum design and instructional theory.

Masters programs for curriculum or instruction majors have the prerequisite of a bachelor's degree, usually in a related subject such as teacher education. Certain courses can give potential instructional coordinators better preparation for and exposure to the type of work they will be doing in their field. The following courses are typically included in an instruction or curriculum master's program:

  • Curriculum Theory and Development
  • Educational Tests and Measurements
  • Advanced Foundations in Education
  • Improving Instruction

Having licensure is the next step for students interested in instructional coordinator careers. The licensure type requirements vary by state, but the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) notes that most states require a teaching license and some require an education administrator license. In addition to these factors, some instructional coordinator jobs require candidates to have a certain number of years of professional work experience in the industry, typically through high school or secondary education teaching.