Beginning in the fall of 2017, the IHSCDEA will begin offering professional development courses for its members; the program is named; IHSCDEA-PDP. These courses will be offered throughout the entire year and will lead student candidates towards the successful completion of the Illinois State Board of Education endorsement in Driver Education.
This program has a hybrid instructional format including traditional face-to-face classroom instruction, laboratory instruction, field studies, and behind-the-wheel (BTW) teaching instruction. Online distance education components, Driving Simulation and Multiple Car Driving Range instruction, and teaching evasive driving techniques will also be included in the coursework.
Illinois Public High School Driver Education Teacher Requirements:
To receive an endorsement in Traffic Safety the following criteria must be
An applicant must hold a Secondary Illinois Teaching Certificate and the meet the additional requirements listed below:
Beginning with applications received on or after February 1, 2012, an endorsement in safety and driver education shall be issued when the applicant provides evidence of having completed 24 semester hours of college credit in the field, with at least 12 semester hours at the upper-division or graduate level (as posted on the individual's official transcript), as defined by the institution offering the coursework, distributed as follows:
3 semester hours in injury prevention or safety;
12 semester hours in
driver education that include:
a) Driving Task Analysis (introduction to driver education);
b) Teaching Driver Education in the Classroom;
c) Teaching the Laboratory Phase of driver education course, including:
i. on-street teaching under the supervision of a qualified driver education teacher;
ii. the equivalent of at least one sem. hour preparation in and use of driving simulation;
iii. the equivalent of at least one sem. hour preparation in the use of multiple-car programs;
d) Advanced Driver Education and Emergency Evasive Driving.
3 semester hours in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and
6 semester hours
chosen in any combination from:
a) the use of technology in instruction;
b) safety issues related to alcohol and other drugs;
c) driver education for students with disabilities; and
d) any other safety-related area.
Source: ISBE 23 ILLINOIS ADMINISTRATIVE CODE 25 25.100 SUBTITLE A SUBCHAPTER b
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