Driver Education Endorsement

The primary function of the Traffic Safety Institute is to provide instruction, public service, and research in the broad area of traffic safety. The Institute offers a wide range of academic courses relative to the manpower needs within the traffic safety field in both the private and public sector.

Driver Education Endorsement

The requirements for a driver education endorsement for any secondary teaching major are: TRS 285, 386, 487, and 588. TRS 407 and 788 are courses designed for specialty work and graduate work in traffic safety.

Course Descriptions

TRS--Traffic Safety

285 Introduction to Driver and Traffic Safety. (3) A. Designed to provide the concepts, principles, judgment, and performance for safe, efficient use of the highway system. Exposure is provided to a multiple-phased driver education instruction program.

386 Methods and Educational Media in Driver and Traffic Safety. (3) A. Designed to provide the competencies to organize and instruct driver education utilizing educational media and the simulator system.

407 Independent Study in Driver and Traffic Safety Education. (l-6) A. Designed to give the student the opportunity to develop specific competencies by designed and conducting research in the broad area of traffic safety, or by independent reading assignments in the area of traffic safety education. Student must have the independent study proposal form approve by faculty supervisor and department chair prior to enrollment. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours.

487 Behavioral Approaches to Driver and Traffic Safety. (3) A. Designed to study, analyze, and develop behavioral objectives as they apply to driving task instruction with study and evaluation of individualized learning approaches for programs in driver education.

588 Laboratory Instructional Programs in Driver and Traffic Safety. (3) A. Designed to provide the background, knowledge, and competencies to instruct in laboratory phases of driving ranges and on-street instruction.

788 Laboratory Instructional Programs in Driver and Traffic Safety. (3) A. Designed to provide the background, knowledge, and competencies to instruct in laboratory phases of driving ranges and on-street instruction.

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