Driver's Education Certification

Missouri State University has been approved by DESE to offer Driver's Education certification for currently certified teachers who wish to add Driver's Education to their certification. This will allow the individual to teach driver's education classes in a high school setting. This program is currently offered during summer semester, and takes two summers to complete. To earn certification in Driver's Education, teachers will complete the following coursework at Missouri State:

  1. KIN370 (3) Introduction to Safety Education
    • General safety education in the instruction program of elementary and secondary schools; accident causes and remedial action.
  2. KIN371 (3) Driver Task Analysis
    • Prerequisite: valid operator's license and 60 credit hours. Prepares student to teach driver education in secondary school. Methods, lesson planning, psychophysical testing and driver education materials presented. Each student instructs one individual to operate an automobile.
  3. KIN372 (3) Developing Vehicle Operation Skills and Competencies
    • Prerequisite: KIN 371. Acquaints the prospective driver education teacher with problems of automotive and traffic safety.
  4. KIN373 (3) Developing Classroom Knowledge
    • Prerequisite: KIN 371. Acquaints the prospective driver education teacher with problems of automotive and traffic safety.

Total Credit hours: 12

Teachers pursuing this certificate are eligible for a Provisional Teaching Certificate in Driver's Education upon the completion of six (6) credit hours of coursework in this program. This will allow the candidate to begin teaching Driver's Education after one (1) summer of coursework.

Teachers who wish to pursue certification in Driver's Education should contact the Kinesiology Department for more information or to enroll in the program.

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