How to become an Education Officer

Education officers undertake educational research and develop course materials and curricula.

Personal requirements for an Education Officer

  • Good research skills
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Organisational and time management skills
  • Able to work under pressure and remain calm in stressful situations.

Duties & Tasks of an Education Officer

An education officer may perform the following tasks:

  • Coordinate educational programs and provide advice to teachers, principals and education administrative staff
  • Conduct research on the education systems of other states and other countries, identifying new developments and assessing their relevance locally
  • Identify future educational needs, and plan, develop and modify programs to meet those needs
  • Document subjects and courses developed, and evaluate new courses
  • Sit on committees and organise and conduct workshops and conferences to raise awareness of educational issues, and develop new policies and approaches to learning
  • Develop training programs for teachers in new programs and methods
  • Undertake school reviews, teacher assessment and education planning in primary and secondary schools
  • Prepare reports and information papers
  • Assess the suitability of teachers for promotion or further training
  • Provide support and advice to parents providing home schooling in remote areas.

Working conditions for an Education Officer

Education officers work indoors in offices and classrooms. They usually work regular hours, but may be required for evenings and on weekends.


Specializations

Education Officer

Education officers undertake educational research and develop course materials and curricula.

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