The main responsibility of an education specialist is to make positive changes to how students learn in particular institutions and programs. These specialists often work closely with program directors and teachers, and must make sure that the curricula and activities offered will work well with the particular age range of students. They generally serve as consultants who work to make useful changes which make educational programs more effective.
On a daily basis, general responsibilities of education specialists include, but are not limited to: ensuring that programs are up to standards; observing programs to make necessary changes; training staff members and brainstorming methods to develop them into well-trained professionals; determining the effectiveness of curricula; and other changes/modifications to improve academic success.
Education specialists generally work regular school hours, but may be sent to different programs within or outside of the state, so significant traveling may be required. To be considered for the position, one must have a teaching certification, several years of experience in a classroom setting, exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to adapt to a steadily-changing educational system.
Educational Specialist Tasks
Provide instructional leadership and guidance for testing and curriculum development and delivery.
Conduct workshops and trainings on best practices and state-of-the-field.
Coach and assist with curriculum and report writing, including analysis of metrics.
Administer, evaluate, and interpret tests and their results, and make recommendations for educational plans.