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Driver Education/Teacher Endorsements
and Behind-the-Wheel Authorization

Driver Education Endorsement

Earn your Driver Education Endorsement or Behind-the-Wheel authorization in our accelerated Driver Education Program.  Any student who successfully completes the Driver Education I and II courses may be authorized to teach the Behind-the-Wheel component of driver education. Iowa licensed secondary education (5-12) teachers and K-12 art, music, and physical education teachers may earn the Driver and Safety Education 7-12 Endorsement #118 by successfully completing the following courses: Driver Education I, II, and Traffic Safety and Accident Prevention. Iowa licensed elementary education (K-6) teachers must complete an appropriate driver education-related practicum at the secondary education (5-12) level in addition to the other required coursework.

Teacher Academy

Grand View's summer Teacher Academy for Endorsements is designed for licensed teachers. Classes are scheduled within convenient two-week sessions offered during June and July. You may attend one, two, three or all four of the Academy sessions.

Driver's Education, BTW, and Academy courses are affordable at $386 per credit hour. Payment must be made by the first class day.

Application/Registration Process

  • Complete the CPAL application and fax a copy of your current teaching license to 515-263-2974, Attn. Admissions Department. For BTW students, the application is not necessary; contact the enrollment counselor at (515) 263-6183 to register.
  • Request official transcripts from all colleges you've attended to be sent directly to Grand View University, Attn. Admissions Department.
  • Once you have been admitted to Grand View, your enrollment counselor will contact you and register you for your courses.

See below for course descriptions and schedules.

Driver and Safety Education (Endorsement #118)

Required Courses

The courses below are offered in a blended format, combining classroom experiences with online interaction

EDUC 336 Driver Education I    3 credits
Course Dates: October 23 – December 16
Classroom Meetings: October 28 and December 2, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This course teaches students how to organize a driver and safety education program and how to use class time to meet state regulations.  This course also explores different techniques and methods for teaching driver education.

EDUC 337 Driver Education II: Behind the Wheel    3 credits
Online Course Dates: October 23 – December 16, work with instructor to schedule driving times.

This course includes 16 hours of practicum in behind the wheel instructions. Course instructor will help coordinate placement. Course focuses on teaching student drivers to develop skills and attitudes that support safe and responsible driving.

EDUC 338 Driver Education III - Traffic Safety and Accident    3 credits
Online Course Dates: October 23 – December 16

This class is designed for students who are seeking teacher licensure in Driver and Safety Education. The course addresses the curriculum of Driver Education including traffic safety and accident prevention, and drug and alcohol abuse. Out of class experiences, such as attending traffic court, are required.

Reading Endorsement (#148 for K-8, #149 for 5 - 12)

Courses typically offered include:

  • Teaching Literacy in the Intermediate and Middle Grades (3 - 8)
  • Language Acquisition and Learning
  • Writing Across Curriculum
  • Content Area Reading
  • Corrective and Remedial Reading

Course schedules and locations are posted here as available.

Special Education (Instructional Strategist I, #260, #261)

Instructional Strategist I
Mild & Moderate (Endorsement #260 for K-8, #261 for 5 -12)

Couses typically offered include:

  • Career/Vocational Programming
  • Working with Families, Teachers, and Community Agencies
  • Corrective & Remedial Reading
  • Diagnosis & Evaluation of Special Education Student
  • Individual Behavior Management

Course schedules and locations are posted here as available.

Graduate Level Endorsements

Grand View offers four endorsements for graduate credit: Reading, Instructional Strategist, STEM and ESL.  Learn more here.

Other Endorsements

Grand View offers many other teaching endorsements.  For a full list, please go HERE.