Education Program Specialist in Georgia Department of Education – Atlanta, GA

The Education Specialist (Education Program Specialist), also referred to as Educational Specialist, Specialist in Education, or Ed.S., is an advanced terminal degree in the U.S. that is designed for individuals who wish to develop advanced knowledge and theory beyond the master’s degree level, but may not wish to pursue a degree at the doctoral level. Advanced programs beyond the master’s degree are designed to provide the necessary background and professional expertise for students planning to go into university teaching, supervisory or leadership roles in post-secondary schools, curriculum planning, consultant work, or similar positions. (

Education Program Specialist Description of Duties: Under limited supervision, provides leadership and support for professional learning programs in accordance with state law, State Board Rules, and the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) vision, mission, and goals. Duties include developing and fostering effective relationships with local school systems and other education entities to encourage cooperation and effective communication of program goals; developing and refining programs and related implementation guidelines; developing and disseminating information about programs; developing, interpreting, and communicating program plans, guidelines for implementation, and benchmarks for success; coordinating the delivery of effective training for program implementation; recommending presenters for training programs; coordinating and supervising the work of presenters; evaluating and monitoring training effectiveness; planning and providing technical assistance and services to schools and school systems; supervising professional education staff; managing assigned budgets/funds; and managing contracts for support services related to the planning, development, and implementation of programs.

  • Job Title: Education Program Specialist (Professional Learning – Mathematics)
  • Post Date: February 10, 2015
  • Apply by Until Filled
  • Location: 1758 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
  • Program/Unit: Division of Standards-Based Learning /Office of Curriculum and Instruction

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in education, educational administration, mathematics, or a related field and three years of professional education experience in K-12 math curriculum instruction at the school, district, or state level.
  • Must hold or be eligible for Georgia Professional Standards Commission certification.
  • Note: Must submit required certification documentation with resume and cover letter or application.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:

  • Experience as a principal implementing K-12 mathematics curriculum
  • Experience as a classroom teacher implementing K-12 mathematics curriculum
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Experience managing professional learning programs/activities
  • Experience with implementation of K-12 mathematics standards/programs
  • Experience managing budgets/funds/grants
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint)
  • Supervisory experience

Education Program Specialist Salary/Benefits:

  • Pay grade 18 – Annual salary range $45,903.12 (minimum) to $80,545.92 (maximum).
  • Hiring salary is generally between $45,903.12 and $70,000, commensurate with current employment and relevant education/training and work experience.
  • Benefits options include life, disability, dental and health insurance, annual/sick leave, and Employees’ Retirement or Teachers’ Retirement.

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established. Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered. Top candidates will be contacted for interviews. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews. Due to the large volume of applications received by this office, we are unable to provide information on your application status.

It is the policy of the Georgia Department of Education, not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or age in its employment practices.
In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. All persons hired by the Georgia Department of Education are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and must agree to undergo drug screening and a criminal background investigation.

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