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Curriculum Administration

25 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
1,101 Master's Degrees Annually
#56 in Popularity
$89,570 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Curriculum Administration Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many educational, instructional, and curriculum supervision graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,101
Graduate Certificate 421
Doctor’s Degree 102
Bachelor’s Degree 25
Basic Certificate 6

What Curriculum Administration Majors Need to Know

People with careers related to educational, instructional, and curriculum supervision were asked what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. They weighted these areas on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest.

Knowledge Areas for Educational, Instructional, & Curriculum Supervision Majors

According to O*NET survey takers, a major in educational, instructional, and curriculum supervision should prepare you for careers in which you will need to be knowledgeable in the following areas:

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  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

Skills for Educational, Instructional, & Curriculum Supervision Majors

A major in educational, instructional, and curriculum supervision prepares you for careers in which the following skill-sets are crucial:

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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Abilities for Educational, Instructional, & Curriculum Supervision Majors

Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision majors often go into careers where the following abilities are vital:

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  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

What Can You Do With a Curriculum Administration Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with educational, instructional, and curriculum supervision:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Distance Learning Coordinators 10.7% $82,850
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 7.9% $95,310
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program 10.8% $47,940
Fitness and Wellness Coordinators 10.7% $82,850
Postsecondary Education Administrators 10.1% $94,340

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Curriculum Administration?

25 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
88% Percent Women
28% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The major attracts more women than men. About 88% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of educational, instructional, and curriculum supervision majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Educational, Instructional, & Curriculum Supervision Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 17
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

How Much Do Curriculum Administration Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Average salaries range from $53,990 to $98,750 (25th to 75th percentile) for careers related to educational, instructional, and curriculum supervision. This range includes all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

Median Salary for a Curriculum Administration Major  ( 53990 to 98750 )
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Some degrees associated with educational, instructional, and curriculum supervision may require an advanced degree, while others may not even require a bachelor’s in the field. Whatever the case may be, pursuing more education usually means that more career options will be available to you.

How much schooling do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to educational, instructional, and curriculum supervision have obtained the following education levels.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 6.7%
Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production) 1.2%
Some College Courses 3.9%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 6.3%
Bachelor’s Degree 22.3%
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Baccalaureate degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of Master. 2.0%
Master’s Degree 36.2%
Post-Master’s Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Master’s degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees at the doctoral level. 8.0%
First Professional Degree - awarded for completion of a program that: requires at least 2 years of college work before entrance into the program, includes a total of at least 6 academic years of work to complete, and provides all remaining academic requirements to begin practice in a profession. 0.6%
Doctoral Degree 11.6%
Post-Doctoral Training 2.1%

Online Curriculum Administration Programs

In 2018-2019, 101 schools offered a educational, instructional, and curriculum supervision program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 2 1
Certificate (1-2 years) 0 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 0 0
Bachelor’s Degree 19 9
Post-Baccalaureate 2 1
Master’s Degree 64 28
Post-Master’s 35 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 12 4
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Curriculum Administration Worth It?

The median salary for a educational, instructional, and curriculum supervision grad is $89,570 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 124% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $993,400 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to educational, instructional, and curriculum supervision.

Major Number of Grads
General Educational Leadership & Administration 31,657
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 3,998
Other Educational Administration & Supervision 2,213
Elementary & Middle School Administration/Principalship 1,550
Superintendency & Educational System Administration 1,146
Urban Education & Leadership 708
Secondary School Administration/Principalship 459
Adult & Continuing Education Administration 438
Community College Education 335
Administration of Special Education 222

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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