Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers perform some or all of the following duties:
A. May administer specialized testing and assessment programs.
B. Conduct research, produce reports and administer education policies and programs
C. Evaluate curriculum programs and recommend improvements
D. Develop the structure, content and objectives of new programs
E. Conduct statistical analyses to determine cost and effectiveness of education policies and programs
F. Provide ongoing professional development, training and consultative services to teachers and other professionals throughout the public and private sector
G. Develop teaching materials and other resources for program delivery
1. Educational services - 64.0%
2. Public administration - 15.0%
3. Health care and social assistance - 5.0%
4. Other services (except public administration) - 5.0%
1. A bachelor's degree in education or in a discipline such as social science or business administration is required.
2. A master's degree in education may be required.
3. Specialized training or certification may be required.
4. Several years of experience as a school teacher are usually required.
5. A teacher's certificate for the province of employment is usually required when employed by provincial education ministries.
6. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree and almost 3 in 10 have a graduate degree.
3. Social Studies
4. Computer-related courses
The average hourly wages for Education Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers is $26.66/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the social science, education, government service and religion and are close to the average for all professional occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.