Drivers Education Certification

Good driving habits start in the classroom. Schools everywhere are in need of more qualified Driver and Traffic Safety educators as current instructors retire. SUNY Oswego is one of the few colleges in the state that offers flexible online training and practical learning that allows you to finish your certification for driver education in less than 12 months.  Courses are offered during the summer session only.

Classes involved with receiving Drivers Instruction Certification:


SFE 550 Fundamentals of Safety
Study of the fundamentals of safety including the accident problem and the societal impact, causation, and counter measures of accidents. Also, safety in the workplace, Occupational and Health and Safety Act regulations, home, school and recreational safety, traffic safety, and disaster safety. 3 Credits.

SFE 551 Driver and Traffic Safety Education
For experienced teachers desiring to meet New York State qualifications for instruction in secondary schools; prepares students to organize, teach and administer driver education. Emphasis is placed on materials and methods of teaching both the classroom and practice phases of a high school program. 6 Credits.  (This is a hybrid course and has an on-campus component.  Students must attend the on-campus session at the SUNY Oswego campus on the following dates: July 14-18 and July 21-25, 2014 .)

SFE 560 Trends and Problems in Driver Education

For in-service teachers and supervisors of driver education. Selected instructional, supervisory and psychological aspects of traffic safety. Advanced techniques of instruction, new resources, research and professional problems. Prerequisite: teaching or supervisory experience in driver education. 3 Credits.

CRN#

COURSE

SEC

CR HRS

COURSE TITLE

CLASS DATES

TIMES

INSTRUCTOR

DURATION

LOCATION

20220

SFE 550

ON1

3.000

Fundamentals of Safety

  ONLINE

 

B. Smith

05/27-07/03

ONLINE

20221

SFE 551

HY1

6.000

Driver & Traffic Safety Education

ONLINE - PLUS

This is a hybrid course and has an on-campus component.  Students must attend the on-campus session at the SUNY Oswego campus on the following dates: July 14-18 and July 21-25, 2014

09:00 am-02:00 pm

B. Smith

06/16-07/25

RICH 324

SUNY OSWEGO CAMPUS

20223

SFE 560

ON1

3.000

Trends & Problems In Driver Education

  ONLINE

 

B. Smith

07/07-08/15

ONLINE



A direct link to New York State Department of Education Driver and Traffic Safety Education Guidelines can be found at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/cte/de/2010Guidelines.html. 

Teacher of Driver Education and Traffic Safety Education

  • Provisional/Initial (3-year) SFE 550 (3 hrs) and SFE 551** (6 hrs) total of 9 credit hours
  • Permanent/Professional SFE 550 (3 hrs), SFE 551** (6 hrs)  and SFE 560 (3 hrs) total of 12 credit hours

** all courses except SFE 551 are offered on-line through SUNY Oswego and the SUNY Learning Network (SLN).  SFE 551 has a on-campus component.  Students must attend the on-campus (SUNY Oswego campus) to complete the course requirements.