Instructional Coordinator  What They Do

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Instructional Coordinators Career Video



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. Includes educational consultants and specialists, and instructional material directors.

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


A person in this career:

  • Observes work of teaching staff to evaluate performance and to recommend changes that could strengthen teaching skills.
  • Plans and conducts teacher training programs and conferences dealing with new classroom procedures, instructional materials and equipment, and teaching aids.
  • Interprets and enforces provisions of state education codes and rules and regulations of state education boards.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Advises and teaches students.
  • Recommends, orders, or authorizes purchase of instructional materials, supplies, equipment, and visual aids designed to meet student educational needs and district standards.
  • Develops instructional materials to be used by educators and instructors.
  • Organizes production and design of curriculum materials.

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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 sitting 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

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