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.

What responsibilities are common for Education Consultant jobs?
  • 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.
What are the typical qualifications for Education Consultant jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in business or computer science.
  • Display utmost level of professionalism and leadership.
  • Solid financial literacy acumen.
  • Consulting experience is helpful.
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Education Consultant Career Path

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The Center for Ultrasound Research and EducationThe Center for Ultrasound Research and Education
Education Consultant
26 May 2022

“I feel like I am contributing to an amazing mission and I earn a very good salary for what I do”

Senior Learning Consultant
6 Apr 2021

“People! Work can be fun and rewarding!”

Canvas Credit UnionCanvas Credit Union
Senior Learning Consultant
4 May 2021

“We take the best things about family and strive to help our Canvas family thrive.”

Scoot EducationScoot Education
Education Consultant
11 Aug 2022

“There is so much room for growth and career opportunities as Scoot is rapidly expanding.”

Health Engagement Consultant
26 May 2021

“Really supports your wellbeing and career development”

Senior Learning Specialist
22 Oct 2021

“The possibilities to grow and expand your knowledge / career are endless”

Capital Blue CrossCapital Blue Cross
Provider Engagement Consultant
16 Jun 2023

“Great work and life balance”

Great LearningGreat Learning
Senior Learning Consultant
13 Sept 2023

“I am working for Latam region and its hybrid module is really great.”

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