Instructional Coordinators


Instructional Coordinators


Instructional coordinators seek to increase the quality of student education by assessing and improving school curriculums, evaluating student learning, reviewing and ordering new course materials, working with educators to improve their teaching methods, and integrating technology into the learning experience. Many instructional coordinators have backgrounds in teaching, school administration, and instructional design. Some focus on special education or English as a Second Language programs. Approximately 181,600 instructional coor...

Quick Facts


Median Salary



Employment Prospects



Minimum Education Level

Master's Degree



At least five years as a teacher or school administrator





Personality Traits

Hands On


Instructional coordinators earned median salaries of $66,290 in May 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Ten percent of instructional coordinators earned less than $38,260, and 10 percent earned $103,790 or more. Depending on their employers, most instructional coordinators enjoy a full complement of benefits, including vacation and sick time as well as hol...

Work Environment

Instructional coordinators work in typical office settings, but they also travel to schools in their district to meet with principals, teachers, and instructional designers and monitor the implementation of a new curriculum. Unlike teachers, instructional coordinators work 12 months a year. They work a standard 40-hour week, Monday through Friday, although they may need to travel to educational...


Job opportunities for instructional coordinators are expected to grow by 6 percent from 2018 to 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), or about as fast as the average for all careers. A growing number of schools are focusing on evaluating and improving their curriculum and the effectiveness of teachers on student learning outcomes—which is fueling demand for instructional coordi...