Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning

Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning - St. Cloud State University

How to Apply

Driver Education Teacher Preparation (TSE)

The Center for Continuing Studies offers Traffic Safety Education courses to enable individuals to meet Driver Education Licensure requirements. Instruction is based upon requirements of the Minnesota board of teaching, rule, Rule 8710.4350 TEACHERS OF DRIVER AND TRAFFIC SAFETY. Applicants seeking driver Education Licensure must earn 13 credits to meet the most recent board of teaching requirements.

Traffic Safety Education courses are designed to sharpen skills and meet licensure requirements for those in driver education. These courses will help educators keep current affecting driver education programs.

Designed for busy teachers, professionals and students who might not be able to take on-campus classes, the program consists of five courses (four of the courses are online and one is an approved practicum). Course content of this 13 credit program is based on licensure requirements in the state of Minnesota . 

St. Cloud State University is a fully accredited four year institution. The Driver Education Teacher Preparation program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Additionally the program meets the Minnesota Board of Teaching requirements and the teaching standards of effective practice.

All on-line TSE courses follow the Quality Matters (QM) format. The Quality Matters program provides professional development, a set of rubrics, and a course peer review process that work together to support faculty in improving the quality of online and blended courses. QM has received national recognition for its faculty-centered approach to continuous improvement in online education and student learning.

Students in other states must check with their own state for specific licensure requirements.

Who Should Enroll?

•  K-12 school teachers who would like to obtain driver education licensure

•  Undergraduate education majors who are interested in driver education licensure

•  Commercial driving school employees

•  Current licensed driver education instructors who want to update their knowledge and skills

Benefits of Driver Education Licensure

•  Supplement your income. Employment opportunities are increasing as many current driver education instructors are nearing retirement.

•  Teach some of the most important life skills your students will ever learn.

•  Improve your own driving skills.

•  Make a difference in your community by teaching skills that can save lives and make our roadways safer.

Registration Procedure:

  • Click On:  Special (Non-Degree Seeking) Student Registration Request, which is for licensure programs.  (There is no admission fee and  SCSU loans are NOT available for non degree seeking Driver Education students.)
  • Complete the online form and submit.  Within in 48 business hours you should receive an email from the Records and Registration office with information on how to access your SCSU Student/Tech ID #. 


Once you obtain your SCSU Student ID number:

Contact Susan Erickstad for registration directions.