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.
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.
Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.
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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.
|Developing Driver Education Classroom Skills||3|
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.
|Developing Driver Education Vehicle Skills||3|
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.
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.
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.