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Instructional Coordinators - 25-9031.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Develop instructional material, coordinate educational content, and incorporate current technology into instruction in order to provide guidelines to educators and instructors for developing curricula and conducting courses. May train and coach teachers. Includes educational consultants and specialists, and instructional material directors.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Curriculum and Instruction Director
  • Curriculum Coordinator
  • Curriculum Director
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Education Specialist
  • Instructional Designer
  • Instructional Systems Specialist
  • Instructional Technologist
  • Learning Development Specialist
  • Program Administrator

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Adapt instructional content or delivery methods for different levels or types of learners.
  • Address public audiences to explain program objectives and to elicit support.
  • Advise and teach students.
  • Advise teaching and administrative staff in curriculum development, use of materials and equipment, and implementation of state and federal programs and procedures.
  • Analyze performance data to determine effectiveness of instructional systems, courses, or instructional materials.
  • Assess effectiveness and efficiency of instruction according to ease of instructional technology use and student learning, knowledge transfer, and satisfaction.
  • Conduct needs assessments and strategic learning assessments to develop the basis for curriculum development or to update curricula.
  • Conduct or participate in workshops, committees, and conferences designed to promote the intellectual, social, and physical welfare of students.
  • Coordinate activities of workers engaged in cataloging, distributing, and maintaining educational materials and equipment in curriculum libraries and laboratories.
  • Define instructional, learning, or performance objectives.
  • Design instructional aids for stand-alone or instructor-led classroom or online use.
  • Design learning products, including Web-based aids or electronic performance support systems.
  • Develop instructional materials, such as lesson plans, handouts, or examinations.
  • Develop master course documentation or manuals according to applicable accreditation, certification, or other requirements.
  • Develop measurement tools to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction or training interventions.
  • Edit instructional materials, such as books, simulation exercises, lesson plans, instructor guides, and tests.
  • Interpret and enforce provisions of state education codes and rules and regulations of state education boards.
  • Interview subject-matter experts or conduct other research to develop instructional content.
  • Observe work of teaching staff to evaluate performance and to recommend changes that could strengthen teaching skills.
  • Plan and conduct teacher training programs and conferences dealing with new classroom procedures, instructional materials and equipment, and teaching aids.
  • Prepare grant proposals, budgets, and program policies and goals or assist in their preparation.
  • Prepare or approve manuals, guidelines, and reports on state educational policies and practices for distribution to school districts.
  • Present and make recommendations regarding course design, technology, and instruction delivery options.
  • Provide analytical support for the design and development of training curricula, learning strategies, educational policies, or courseware standards.
  • Recommend changes to curricula or delivery methods, based on information such as instructional effectiveness data, current or future performance requirements, feasibility, and costs.
  • Recommend, order, or authorize purchase of instructional materials, supplies, equipment, and visual aids designed to meet student educational needs and district standards.
  • Research and evaluate emerging instructional technologies or methods.
  • Research, evaluate, and prepare recommendations on curricula, instructional methods, and materials for school systems.
  • Teach instructors to use instructional technology or to integrate technology with teaching.
  • Update the content of educational programs to ensure that students are being trained with equipment and processes that are technologically current.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise educators on curricula, instructional methods, or policies.
  • Advise students on academic or career matters.
  • Assess educational needs of students.
  • Create technology-based learning materials.
  • Develop instructional materials.
  • Develop instructional objectives.
  • Direct activities of subordinates.
  • Edit documents.
  • Enforce rules or policies governing student behavior.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of educational programs.
  • Evaluate performance of educational staff.
  • Modify teaching methods or materials to accommodate student needs.
  • Order instructional or library materials or equipment.
  • Organize informational materials.
  • Promote educational institutions or programs.
  • Research topics in area of expertise.
  • Serve on institutional or departmental committees.
  • Teach others to use technology or equipment.
  • Train staff members.
  • Write grant proposals.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Academic Program Manager (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aircraft Communications/Navigation/Radar System Technician, EA-6 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Survival Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Avionics Electrical Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Career Counselor (Army - Enlisted)
  • Civil Affairs Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education and Training Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Enlisted Professional Military Education Instructional System Designer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Instructor (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Intelligence Analyst (Army - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Naval Aircrewman (Avionics) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Aircrewman (Mechanical) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Aircrewman (Operator) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Navy Counselor (Counselor) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Navy Counselor (Recruiter) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Professional Military Education Instructor (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Training Publications and Curriculum Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • USMA, Professor (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • USMA, Professor of Army Cyber (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • USMA, Professor of Army War College (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • USMA, Professor of Military Art and Science (Army - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Consultant, Education
  • Director, Instructional Material
  • Educational Specialist
  • Music Supervisor
  • Supervisor, Education
  • Supervisor, Special Education