Instructional coordinators oversee school curriculums and teaching standards. They develop instructional material, coordinate its implementation with teachers and principals, and assess its effectiveness.
Instructional coordinators work in elementary and secondary schools, and various educational institutions, such as colleges, professional schools, and educational support services. They typically work year-round.
How to Become an Instructional Coordinator
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.
Employment of instructional coordinators is projected to grow 7 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment growth is expected as schools focus on evaluating and improving curriculums and teachers’ effectiveness.
This occupation supported 147,700 jobs in 2012 and 151,100 jobs in 2014, reflecting an increase of 2.3%. In 2012, this occupation was projected to increase by 12.5% in 2022 to 166,200 jobs. As of 2014, to keep pace with prediction, the expected number of jobs was 151,300, compared with an observed value of 151,100, 0.1% lower than expected. This indicates current employment trends are about on track with the 2012 trend within this occupation. In 2014, this occupation was projected to increase by 7.1% in 2024 to 161,600 jobs. Linear extrapolation of the 2012 projection for 2022 results in an expected number of 169,800 jobs for 2024, 5.1% higher than the 2014 projection for 2024. This indicates expectations for future employment trends are much worse than the 2012 trend within this occupation.