Education Consultant

Plan and coordinate educational policies for specific subject areas.
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Salary Range
$33,000 – $93,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Education Consultants do?

Plans and coordinates educational policies for specific subject area or grade level: Develops programs for in-service education of teaching personnel. Confers with federal, state, and local school officials to develop curricula and establish guidelines for educational programs. Confers with lay and professional groups to disseminate and receive input on teaching methods. Reviews and evaluates curricula for use in schools and assists in adaptation to local needs. Interprets and enforces provisions of state education codes and rules and regulations of State Board of Education. Conducts or participates in workshops, committees, and conferences designed to promote intellectual, social, and physical welfare of students. Studies and prepares recommendations on instructional materials, teaching aids, and related equipment. Prepares or approves manuals, guidelines, and reports on state educational policies and practices for distribution to school districts. Advises school officials on implementation of state and federal programs and procedures. Conducts research into areas, such as teaching methods and techniques. May perform tasks at local school district level or as independent consultant in area of expertise. May be designated as consultant in specific area, such as reading, elementary education, or audio-visual education.

Should I be an Education Consultant?

You should have a master's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Leader: You're good at taking charge, giving directions, and inspiring other people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Consultant, Education, Consultant Teacher

    How to become an Education Consultant

    Most Education Consultants have a Master's degree. Start by getting your Bachelor's degree. Chart?chd=s:aaad9a&chl=|||bachelor%27s+%286%25%29|master%27s+%2894%25%29|&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,94
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