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. Most people take all three courses at once, which is why the face to face meeting times overlap.

Earn your Driver Education Endorsement or Behind-the-Wheel authorization in our accelerated Driver Education Program. Any K-12 teacher may earn the Driver and Safety Education 5-12 Endorsement by successfully completing the following courses: Driver Education I, II, and III. K-6 teachers must complete an appropriate driver education-related practicum at the secondary level in conjunction with other coursework.

Driver & Safety Education Endorsement

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

EDUC 336 Driver Education I 3 credits
  • This course teaches students how to organize a driver and safety education program and how to utilize 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
  • This course includes 16 hours of practicum in behind the wheel instructions. Course instructor will help coordinate placement. The 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
  • 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. Must have proof of Iowa teaching license.