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Driver Education

Undergraduate Endorsement

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Course Delivery
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

Earn your degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney

Get the same diploma as on campus students

This Driver Education Endorsement is a combined online and on-campus format and may be an addition to your Nebraska Teaching Certificate. This endorsement also provides the courses necessary for non-certified teachers to be approved by the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles. Students pursuing this certification in other states must check with their State Department of Education for certification requirements.

A 3-5 day hands-on lab component is required and must be completed at the Nebraska Safety Center Driving Range located in Kearney, Nebraska.

This program is accredidated by Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that enables maximum learning and because technology provides students with maximum access to education.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Official transcripts from all previous schools

  2. Be at least 21 years of age

NOTE: If you reside in state(s) KY, please contact a program adviser before applying.

To apply to this program:

  • Complete and submit the online application for admissions
  • Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee
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Application Deadlines

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
SFED 310Driving Task Analysis3

Course Number: SFED 310

Prereq: none This course gives an introduction to the content of driver education and driver improvement for the driver education instructor. This course provides the basis for the classroom and BTW instruction.

SFED 430Developing Driver Education Classroom Skills3

Course Number: SFED 430

Prereq: none A study of the automobile and its impact on American society. Topics include: accident prevention, materials and methods used in the classroom, effects of alcohol and drugs, and psychological and sociological factors. Required for teaching driver education. Driver's license is required.

SFED 431Developing Driver Education Vehicle Skills3

Course Number: SFED 431

Prereq: none Effective principles, methods, techniques and materials for use in organizing safety programs, including the teaching and administration of high school driver education. Students are given the opportunity to acquire, through supervised teaching experience, competence in developing and teaching skills and techniques, as well as transferring driver knowledge, driving skills and inspiring satisfactory driving attitudes in students.

Cost for Nebraska Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $247.00
  • Fees: $57.25
  • Total: $304.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $741.00
  • Fees: $171.75
  • Total: $912.75

Cost for Out of State Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $375.00
  • Fees: $57.25
  • Total: $432.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $1125.00
  • Fees: $171.75
  • Total: $1296.75

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What's it like to take a program online?

  • Quality learning experience

    The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

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