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What Is an Educational Technology Coordinator and How to Become One

What Does an Educational Technology Coordinator Do?

As an educational technology coordinator, your job is to oversee the addition of technology to the curriculum of a school district. You help integrate this technology into specific lessons, decide which academic programs should use more technology, and develop digital curriculum guidelines for teachers. This job requires you to demonstrate leadership and support for others, but educational technology coordinators rarely supervise other staff in the school district. Some school districts may ask you to help implement an Error Detection Code, or EDC, to provide alerts when technology is not working as expected. You monitor existing research and decide when schools should incorporate significant developments in technology education.

What Are the Requirements to Become an Educational Technology Coordinator?

The qualifications needed for a career as an educational technology coordinator vary by school district. Some districts accept a bachelor's degree, but most prefer a masters degree in teaching, technology, or another education-related field. They also look for applicants with five years of experience teaching in classrooms. This is because school districts prefer education technology coordinators who have a personal understanding of designing and implementing lesson plans. Other helpful skills include the ability to work independently, advanced interpersonal skills, and the ability to train adults with new technology. Experience using instructional software is useful for getting this job.