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Spring 2001 Vol. 45, Number 1

Instructional coordinators

They have many job titles but only one goal. Instructional coordinators help make education happen by planning curriculum, choosing materials, and introducing new teaching methods and technologies.

What do directors of instructional material; educational consultants, specialists, and technologists; instructional designers; and staff development specialists all have in common? They fall under a broader job title—instructional coordinators. 

But why do they share that designation? And what, exactly, do they do?

This article describes in more detail what instructional coordinators do, how many are employed, what their employment outlook is, what they like and dislike about their jobs, and how they train to enter this career.

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Last Updated: June 27, 2001