What does an Education Consultant do?
Education consultants deliver professional development training, ongoing coaching, and other support for teachers and other education professionals. They provide guidance to administrators and other stakeholders in developing or improving training programs. Consultants may assist with training on the use of education programs, tools, and technologies. They may also be involved in the sales of education products and services, and expected to meet sales quotas.
Education consultants typically have at least a bachelor’s degree in an education discipline, but some employers require a master’s degree. These consultants also would have a strong background in the education field, either as a teacher or administrator. Some roles require consultants to have a valid teaching certificate, and required credentials may vary by location. These roles require strong presentation and communication skills.
- Ensure that the original intent and purpose of specific educational programs are fulfilled.
- Provide information to parents and families concerning state and federal guidelines.
- Collaborate with others to develop training courses and curriculum materials for conducting in-service training, staff developments, workshops, and seminars.
- Monitor program budgets and cost allocation plans, and monitors individual program expenditures.
- Provide technical assistance to local education agency and other educational institution personnel and/or appropriate staff in implementing specific educational program policies and procedures at the local level.
- Identify and assess educational needs and develop immediate and long-range plans for meeting those needs.
- Identify and analyze instructional, administrative, and programmatic training needs within local educational agencies.
- Evaluate and provide feedback on education assistance grant proposals submitted by local education agencies and make recommendations and decisions on approval or denial.
- Bachelor's Degree in business or computer science.
- Display utmost level of professionalism and leadership.
- Solid financial literacy acumen.
- Consulting experience is helpful.
Education Consultant Salaries
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Education Consultant Career Path
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Education Consultant Insights
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“People! Work can be fun and rewarding!”
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“Pay not great but not bad”
“pay is good but not usually”
Education Consultant Interviews
Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an Education Consultant
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