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Director of Instruction / Curriculum Specialist

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Works in a public school district to coordinate curriculum and teaching practices. Works with teachers to develop curriculum that helps students learn effectively and meets state educational standards. Coordinates professional development for teachers, analyzes student assessment data, and chooses textbooks, educational materials and new technologies to support teaching. May specialize in particular grade levels or subject areas, or education for specific groups of students such as English Language Learners.

Job Outlook

There were 200 Director of Instruction / Curriculum Specialist job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 4336 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Director of Instruction / Curriculum Specialist industry, which includes the Director of Instruction / Curriculum Specialist career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Director of Instruction / Curriculum Specialist jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $57,000.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $52,645.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Director of Instruction / Curriculum Specialist postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $43,304.

Education and Experience

Posted Director of Instruction / Curriculum Specialist jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree6%
Bachelor's Degree41%
Master's Degree44%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other8%

Posted Director of Instruction / Curriculum Specialist jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years34%
3 to 5 years58%
6 to 8 years5%
9+ years4%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Director of Instruction / Curriculum Specialist positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (44%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (33%)
  • Planning (25%)
  • Writing (22%)
  • Research (22%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Teaching (51%)
  • Instructional Design (9%)
  • Special Education (9%)
  • Curriculum Development (9%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Scheduling (17%)
  • Budgeting (11%)
  • Project Management (10%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Lesson Planning (7%)
  • Curriculum Design (6%)
  • Staff Development (5%)
  • Assessment Data (4%)
  • Social Studies (4%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Director of Instruction / Curriculum Specialist skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Learning Coordinator
  • Director Of Instruction
  • Contract Tools, Education, Processes Professional - , Or Remote
  • Senior Learning Facilitation Professional

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Director of Instruction / Curriculum Specialist jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Humana (260)
  • Idea Public Schools (65)
  • Topgolf (59)
  • Linn Mar Community Schools (45)
  • Savvas Learning Company (37)

North Carolina

  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (21)
  • Humana (9)
  • Winston Salem County Schools (9)
  • Cabarrus County Schools (6)
  • Durham Public Schools (6)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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