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Instructional Coordinators

Instructional Coordinators

Instructional Coordinators

Main Topic: Environment and Society
Secondary Topic: Places and Regions

Overview:  Instructional Coordinators work in different types of school settings to develop educational curriculum, teaching standards, and create educational materials to be implemented in classrooms. A major portion of their job comes from assessing school testing data to find any shortcomings within a school’s curriculum and observing teachers to recommend changes to the existing curriculum. They may also lead trainings for teachers in new teaching strategies. A great disparity exists in education quality in different regions of the world and even within the United States, where the socioeconomic status of states and regions as a while majorly impacts the funding that public education receives, and in turn, the quality of education that students will receive. For Instructional Coordinators, a background in regional differences throughout the United States would be of great use when creating improved curriculum for schools in different states and regions.

Geographers at work: Geography Educators, Human Geographers, Physical Geographers

Recommended College Courses: Fundamental Themes in Geography, Geography of Texas, Geography of the United States and Canada, World Geography, Introduction to Physical Geography

Skills:  Qualitative and Quantitative Research, Education and Teaching Experience, geographic thinking

Occupation Group: Education, Training, and Library


Learn more about Instructional Coordinators from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/instructional-coordinators.htm

Written by Ally Schlandt