Education Consultant Career Field

educational consultantCareer Overview

Education consultants are independent consultants or school employees who assist students, parents, schools, and educational institutions with educational planning. They can also be called education, vocational, or school consultants. Most education consultants are self-employed or work with an educational consulting firms. They often do many of the same tasks as a school counselor. Some educational consultants are also called instructional coordinators. They work to evaluate school academic programs, plans of study, and ensure that they are meeting individual student needs. They may also review textbooks, software, and other educational materials to ensure that it fits the curriculum and make recommendations for changes when needed.

Education & Licensing Requirements

Master’s Degree in Education & State Teaching License

Most school districts will only hire educational consultants or instructional coordinators with at least master’s degree in education or educational administration. Many school districts also require them to have a state teaching license and some teaching experience. Private companies that utilize educational consultants may have different educational requirements. Many school districts also require instructional coordinators to do continuing education classes to maintain their jobs.

Coursework

Personal Hygiene & Grooming Standards
Safe Transfer Techniques
Reading & Recording Vital Signs
Infection Control
Patient and Caregiver Communication
Basic Nutrition

Employment Trends

Job Availability as of May 2008 for: 133,900
Projected Employment in 2018 of: 165,000
Average Annual Salary for Instructional Coordinators in U.S. in 2008: $56,880

Top Colleges

Liberty University Online
University of Phoenix
Post University
Kaplan University
George Washington University

Related Jobs

Counselors
Education administrators
Human resources, training, and labor relations managers and specialists
Teachers—kindergarten, elementary, middle, and secondary
Teachers—postsecondary
Teachers—preschool, except special education
Teachers—special education

Article Reference: Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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