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Career Story: Business Education Consultant For A State Agency

Business Education Consultant For A State Agency

Job Title: Education Consultant

Type of Company: State education agency.

Education: BS, North Carolina Central University •• MBA, University of Miami

Previous Experience: I have been an office manager, high school teacher, college assistant professor. I have worked in and outside the United State.

Job Tasks: I am a state education consultant. My job requires that I stay abreast of current trends and changes in business education. In my job, I manage business education courses throughout the state. Management of these courses includes organizing and leading curriculum teams of teachers to write revisions to course curriculum guides, management of the secure test bank, creating the annual assessment for the courses I manage. I also represent the state at state and national meetings about career and technical education and in particular business education.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: Last minute changes that I can't control that affect many people other than me are the worst part of the job.

The best part of my job is traveling across the state meeting and working with teachers and students.

Job Tips:
1.) Get a good education in your career field. Make sure you know your subject matter well.

2.) Get some years of experience in the classroom and in private industry.

3.) Participate in community service of some kind to broaden your perspectives of people and life outside your immediate circle of friends.

Additional Thoughts: A wide range of experience as a teacher on various levels and in different areas is helpful, but not mandatory. You could get this job without that experience, but you could do a better job in this position with that background. Experience as a classroom teacher for more than ten years is a definite asset to me in my present job. I have taught most of the courses I manage. That enables me to see things from the perspective of the teacher. I was a business and college prep student in high school. That background has been helpful to me in seeing things from a student's perspective. I have taught on various levels, high school and college. This experience broadened my perspective of the subject matter and how to teach the courses at different educational levels. My experience in the business world has enhanced my knowledge of what the business world is looking for and needs in employees. This helps me understand the knowledge and skills students need to learn in order to be an asset to an organization or business in the future.

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