If you're passionate about teaching and want to help improve our educational system with evidence and data-based
insights into curriculum development, a degree in Instruction and Assessment may be a great fit for you.
Types of Degrees
Instruction and Assessment students typically pursue a bachelor's degree (4 years) or
master's degree (6-7 years) prior to entering the teaching and curriculum development industry. Most states require public school teachers to
obtain licensure before teaching. In this field, a master's degree will give you a leg up on the competition and
open the door to more lucrative opportunities post-grad.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background and experience tutoring, coaching, and/or teaching
helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements,
making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.
Career Opportunities After Earning An Instruction and Assessment Degree
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Instruction and Assessment include:
- Instructional Coordinator
- Postsecondary Teacher
- Training and Development Specialist
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for an Instructional Coordinator was $66,290 in 2019 while
Training and Development Specialists earned a median salary of $61,210 in 2019.1
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical
location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Instructional Coordinators,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/instructional-coordinators.htm (visited June 24, 2020).