1981-1988 - the teacher of Russian language and literature at the Secondary school of Lenin named after Tarbagatay district of East Kazakhstan region

1988-2000 - teacher, senior lecturer, associate professor, professor of pedagogy department, head of the Department of ethnopedagogy and ethnopsychology of the East Kazakhstan State University

1999-2000 - deputy director of the Criminal Code of the branch of KazSLU (part time)

2000-2004 - Chief specialist, deputy Head of the Department of State Standards and State Order, Head of the Higher Education Department under the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

2004-2005 - Vice-rector of the WKSTU named after D.Serikbayeva

2005-2008 - Chief specialist, head of the methodology and labor market department of the Department of Labor and Employment under the Ministry of Labor and Social protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

2008-2012 - Leading researcher, head of the Laboratory of Theory and Content of Textbooks of the Republican Scientific and Practical Center "Textbook" of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

2012 –until present time - the senior manager of the academic department, the department of educational programs of the Center for Pedagogical Excellence,Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools.

  • Scientific degree - Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences (1994)
  • Academic title - Associate Professor (VAK, 1999)

Author of more than 140 scientific and methodical papers, incl. Textbook for higher educational institutions "Didactics of the Modern School" (1996), 4 monographs, incl. "Pedagogical technology of the modern school" (2012); 16 educational and methodical manuals, incl. "Issues of creating a modern school textbook" (2010), "Foundations of Didactics" (2014), etc.

The developer of the State Compulsory Educational Standards of Higher and Post-Graduate Education, the Concept of the Development of Education in the Republic of Kazakhstan until 2015, the Concept of Supporting and Developing the Competitiveness of Youth for 2008-2015; Programs for advanced training of heads of general education organizations of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Mr. Kusainov was awarded diplomas of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2001, 2003), Ministry of Labor and Social protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2007), award pin "Y.Altynsarin" (2011).