Traffic Safety Education/Drivers Education (Graduate Certificate)

Licensing Requirements and Details

The Traffic Safety courses at SCSU prepare driver and traffic safety educators for several states, all of which have slightly different requirements. The courses also prepare driver and traffic safety educators for private enterprises, who are licensed by the Department of Public Safety (DPS). These DPS-licensed candidates are not required to have a professional teaching license, and would thus not be eligible to be licensed through the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB). Please note that Sub, Tier II, & Administrator licenses alone do not allow one to be licensed through PELSB for the Driver and Traffic Safety endorsement. To apply for the Driver and Traffic Safety endorsement, Tier III or Tier IV Minnesota professional teaching licensure is required.

Licensing Questions

For more details, please see the information below to determine where you fall in the range of scenarios.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Instructor Mark Lee, Driver Education Teacher Preparation

PELSB Licensure Questions

Assistant Registrar: Danielle Olson, Office of Records and Registration
Phone: 320-308-4933

Candidates Who Hold a Tier 3 or Tier 4 MN Teaching License

Candidates Working Toward a Tier 3 MN Teaching License

Administrator in Minnesota

Out-of-State Participant

Teaching in a Minnesota School with an Existing Program

Starting a Minnesota Public School Program

Starting a Commercial Program

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