41405 – Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers



41405 – Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers
Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers conduct research, produce reports and administer elementary, secondary and post-secondary education policies and programs. They are employed by government departments, school boards, research institutes, professional associations and educational and other organizations throughout the public and private sectors, or they may be self-employed.


Index of titles
Aboriginal education consultant
Adult education consultant
Adult education program officer
Andragogy specialist
Art coordinator - education
Board of education inspector
Course coordinator - college
Course coordinator - secondary school
Course coordinator - university
Curriculum consultant
Curriculum developer
Curriculum planner
Distance education program coordinator
Distance education project officer
Education consultant
Education outreach program coordinator
Education policy advisor
Education policy analyst
Education policy consultant
Education policy officer
Education policy supervisor
Education program coordinator
Education program officer
Education program planner
Education research officer
Education researcher
Education science specialist
Educational and vocational information specialist
Heritage languages education consultant
Inspector - education
Language assessor
Language assessor - education
Languages coordinator - education
Literacy coach
Mathematics coordinator - education
Music coordinator - education
Official languages education officer
Online course coordinator - college
Online course coordinator - secondary school
Online course coordinator - university
Physical education coordinator - education
Program coordinator - education
Program development specialist - college
School adjustment specialist
School inspector
School subjects consultant
Science coordinator - education
Special education consultant
Special education coordinator
Special education coordinator - education
Subject consultant - education
Teaching consultant


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Conduct research, produce reports and administer education policies and programs
Evaluate curriculum programs and recommend improvements
Develop the structure, content and objectives of new programs
Conduct statistical analyses to determine cost and effectiveness of education policies and programs
Provide ongoing professional development, training and consultative services to teachers and other professionals throughout the public and private sector
Develop teaching materials and other resources for program delivery
Deliver presentations at conferences, workshops and symposia
May supervise the work of other education policy researchers, consultants or program officers
May administer specialized testing and assessment programs.


Employment requirements
A bachelor's degree in education or in a discipline such as social science or business administration is required.
A master's degree in education may be required.
Specialized training or certification may be required.
Several years of experience as a school teacher are usually required.
A teacher's certificate for the province of employment is usually required when employed by provincial education ministries.


Additional information
Progression to managerial positions is possible with experience.


College and other vocational instructors (41210)
Educational counsellors (41320)
Elementary school and kindergarten teachers (41221)
Government managers - education policy development and program administration (40012)
Psychology assistant (except university) (in 41403 Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers)
Secondary school teachers (41220)