Driver Education Endorsement

Grand View University offers a course sequence that leads to the Driver Education Endorsement. Teachers may earn the Driver Education (5-12) Endorsement by completing nine units of credit that includes coursework in accident prevention, drug and alcohol abuse, vehicle safety and behind-the-wheel driving.

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.

Driver & Safety Education Endorsement #118

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

EDUC 336 Driver Education I 3 credits
  • Course Dates: March 5 - May 5
  • Classroom Meetings: Saturday, March 10 and Saturday, April 14 from 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: March 5 - May 5 (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: March 5 - May 5
  • 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.