2023-2024 Catalog 
    Jul 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Safety/Driver’s Education Endorsement

Raymond Reiplinger, Ed.D., Coordinator

The Safety/Driver’s Education endorsement program is designed to prepare teachers to add a safety/driver’s education endorsement to their teaching license. Illinois rules and regulations, injury prevention and safety, correcting driving errors, emergency driving procedures, first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and laboratory driving experiences are emphasized. Candidates who complete the following 24 hours of required coursework through Olivet Nazarene University’s program may add the Safety/Driver’s Education endorsement to an existing 9-12 Professional Educator License through entitlement. Candidates who do not complete the entire program at Olivet Nazarene University should apply for an added endorsement through the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).


In order to pass the course, one must complete all required clinical experience hours (DRED 502 ).

18 hours

Program learning objectives are as follows:

  • Candidates will apply knowledge of standards-based safety practices related to emergency driving maneuvers, motorcycle and railroad safety, vehicle operation in adverse weather conditions, etc., and utilize effective instructional methods to successfully teach these practices to high school students.
  • Candidates will examine, create, and implement best practices for assessment and standards-based procedures with driver education students.
  • Candidates will apply organized and sequential researched-based strategies to teach methods of effectively addressing emergency situations in the areas of first aid and cardio pulmonary resuscitation.
  • Candidates will examine current instructional techniques, research results, available technology, and appropriate accommodations, and apply such information to effectively teach safe driving practices to students with disabilities.
  • Candidates will develop a body of knowledge regarding alcohol and drug pharmacology in order to use this knowledge to effectively teach how substance use/abuse affects safe driving plus the legal consequences of driving under the influence of chemical substances.
  • Candidates will demonstrate knowledge of driver education concepts and principles plus the ability to transfer the knowledge to classroom and on-street environments.
  • Candidates will develop instructional units and design relevant learning experiences by using appropriate resources to promote student learning of safe driving practices.
  • Candidates will exhibit an increased understanding of the application of Christian values to their teaching field and their relationship with the students they teach.