Are you passionate about the development of instructional material? Do you have a vision for improving education — for both instructors and students? If so, you may want to build a career as a curriculum specialist.

The online Curriculum Specialist master’s degree program supplies the knowledge and credentials needed to work as a curriculum specialist.

What Does a Career as a Curriculum Specialist Look Like?

Curriculum specialists develop instructional material, coordinate educational content, and incorporate current technology as they provide guidelines to educators and instructors for developing curricula and conducting courses.

Curriculum specialists typically:

  • Observe teaching staff and recommend changes that could strengthen teaching skills.
  • Plan and conduct teacher training programs and conferences covering new classroom procedures, instructional materials, equipment, and teaching aids.
  • Interpret and enforce provisions of state education codes, rules and regulations of state education boards.
  • Conduct or participate in workshops, committees, and conferences designed to promote the advancement of learning strategies.
  • Advise teaching and administrative staff in curriculum development, use of materials and equipment, and implementation of state and federal programs and procedures.

Curriculum Specialist Career Salary and Forecast

Professionals working in North Carolina as curriculum specialists earn a median salary of $54,863 (as of 2018).

Job opportunities for North Carolina professionals working in this career are growing at a rate of 15.84% per year. This job growth rate is significantly higher than the national labor market average of 7.97%.

the number of people employed in this field is expected to grow in the next 10 years.

What Education is Required to Work as a Curriculum Specialist?

Approximately 85.7% of the professionals currently working in this career path have a bachelor’s degree, and 57.1% have a master’s degree.

All advertised education levels: Associates Degree: 2.0% Bachelor's Degree: 85.7% Master's Degree: 57.1% Doctoral Degree: 0%

Curriculum Specialist Job Opportunities

Curriculum specialists are in demand. Explore job opportunities here.

Ready to Get Started?

Ready to inspire, instruct and guide teachers and instructors? Apply now to get the education required to work as a curriculum specialist.

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