Curriculum Specialist

About the job:

What you do

As a Curriculum Specialist, your job is to develop instructional material, coordinate educational content, and incorporate current technology in specialized fields that provide guidelines to educators and instructors for developing curricula and conducting courses.

You will spend your time:

  • Meeting administrators
  • Reviewing student test data
  • Observing teachers in the classroom
  • Occasionally instructing teachers on new instructional methods
  • Selecting specific textbooks based on the curriculum you designed
The tough stuff

As a Curriculum Specialist, you will have to: 

  • Spend some of your time traveling between schools
  • Face resistance from teachers who are not receptive to input from the curriculum specialist
The cool stuff

As a Curriculum Specialist, you work will include:

  • Variety — no two days are alike
  • Intellectually stimulating challenges
  • Helping students learn, but without daily classroom responsibilities
Typical work hours
  • Up to 40 hours per week

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • No specific class
Best high school track(s)
  • Any Track
Personal qualities
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Understanding written information
  • Communicating your ideas in writing
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • To become a Curriculum Specialist, you will need a Bachelor’s degree in Teacher Education or subject specialty such as Math, English or History
  • You will most likely need to earn a Master's degree in Education or Curriculum and Instruction 
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