Driver Education Endorsement Courses

REAL has partnered with the Illinois High School College Driver Education Association (IHSCDEA) to provide Driver Education courses for educators interested in pursuing a Driver Education endorsement. Candidates benefit from a combination of asynchronus online learning and the face-to-face instructional support of an experienced educator/mentor in the area where they teach or live.

Please complete the form at the bottom of this page to express your interest in joining an upcoming cohort.
Principles of Accident Prevention (General Safety) | 3 credit hours, $1,000 per course
Principles of Accident Prevention exams the history, philosophy, and procedures of safety and accident prevention with emphasis on areas related to physical activity, athletics, household, industrial, workplace, school and traffic safety. This course will be taught predominantly online with support of mentors assigned geographically.

Driver Task Analysis (Introduction to Driver Education) | 3 credit hours, $1,000 per course
Driver Task Analysis forms the backbone of the curriculum, administration, legal, organizational, financial and procedural aspects of Driver Education. This course will prepare prospective Driver Education teachers to develop, maintain and evaluate existing as well as new program designs.

Methods of Teaching Driver Education: Classroom | 3 credit hours, $1,000 per course
This classroom methods course contains two major objectives: one concentration of the clinical aspects and methods of teaching Driver Education in the classroom, and the development of strategies, content and materials, using a variety of instructional methods.

Methods of Teaching Driver Education: Behind the Wheel | 3 credit hours, $1,000 per course
This course examines methods for delivering a sequential in-vehicle phase of a Driver Education program. Includes program organization, route and lesson design, instructional delivery methods, verbal cues, and assessment of behind-the-wheel lessons in a dual controlled vehicle. Additionally, this course will also require the Teacher Endorsement candidate to be present for in-car observation and hands-on experience.

Methods of Teaching Driver Education: Simulation and Range | 3 credit hours, $1,000 per course
This course examines the methods for delivering the Simulation and Range phase of Driver Education. Includes Simulation and Range program organization, development, design, scheduling and teaching strategies and techniques. This course will also require the Teacher Endorsement candidate to be present for field experience at a school that has simulation and range instruction.

Driver Education Cohort Interest Form

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Example: I currently hold a K-9 license and am completing a subsequent endorsement program in secondary education. Anticipated completion Spring 2019.

Interested in applying these courses toward a Master’s Degree?

All REAL course offerings, including the Driver Education endorsement courses listed above, may be used toward the M.S. in Teaching and Learning degree program at University of St. Francis.