Traffic Safety Education (Graduate Certificate)

Traffic Safety Education (Graduate Certificate)

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Traffic Safety Education (Graduate Certificate)

Traffic Safety Education (Graduate Certificate)

The Traffic Safety Education program will prepare you to teach driver’s education in a public, private or commercial school setting. You will learn how to teach students important life skills while improving your own driving skills. The program combines theories of instruction with practical application. You will do well in the program if you are a K-12 teacher looking to obtain driver education licensure or a licensed driver education instructor looking to update your knowledge and skills.

Program Highlights

  • Designed for full-time or part-time students.
  • Designed for working teachers.

  • The five-course program is designed to be completed in one to two semesters.

  • All coursework can be completed through distance education including 90 percent online courses and 10 percent ITV courses.

  • Meets the requirements of the Minnesota Board of Teaching, students attending from other states must check with their own state for specific licensure requirements. 

  • Undergraduate coursework available for commercial driver education schools or teachers not seeking pay lane changes. 

Program Distinctions

  • Meets the requirements for licensure set by the Minnesota Board of Teaching, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver Education Unit, the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association and the Minnesota Driver and Traffic Safety Education professional organizations. 
  • Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Minnesota Board of School Administrators.
  • Graduates come from throughout the United States including: Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. 
  • Since 2002 more than 500 graduates have completed the licensure program and gone on to teach driver's education. 

Student Organizations

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
International
Inside U.S.
Fall July 15 N/A N/A
Spring November 15 N/A N/A
Summer May 1 N/A N/A

Gainful Employment

Certain undergraduate and graduate certificates at St. Cloud State University prepare students for employment in specific fields and do not result in a degree. Federal law requires publication of data associated with those programs of study, including approximate program costs, program length, and employment statistics. The Minnesota State Chancellor's office has provided this report containing the aforementioned information for all required programs.

Traffic Safety Education (Graduate Certificate)

Degree Levels

Licensure Graduate Certificate Master Post-Master Doctorate

Delivery Options

St. CLoud (on campus) Online Synchronous online St. Cloud State at Plymouth Evenings/Weekends

Popular Careers

  • Public driver's education teacher
  • Commercial driver's education teacher

University Facts & Stats

  • 60 graduate programs leading to graduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees
  • More than 200 graduate assistantships awarded per year
  • Graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.

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