Traffic Safety Education Graduate Certificate (TSE)
Offered through the Center for Continuing Studies
Brown Hall 115D
Program Web site: http://www.stcloudstate.edu/continuingstudies/driversed/default.asp
Director: Bradley Isberner
Faculty: Isberner, Adjunct Faculty
Traffic Safety Education Graduate Certificate
This program of study provides the requirements for driver education licensure, beyond the B.S. or B.A. teacher education degree. SCSU Driver Education Teacher Preparation program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and meets the most recent standards for online learning set by Quality Matters (QM). It is important that the applicant seeking driver education licensure have sufficient credits (13) to meet Minnesota Board of Teaching requirements.
- Designed for working teachers.
- The certificate may be completed in one semester or two semesters.
- Five courses in length.
- All coursework may be completed through distance education.
- Traffic Safety Education coursework includes 90% online courses and 10% through ITV.
- The program offers four to six ITV sites throughout Minnesota.
- Out of state students may view a taping of the ITV sessions and are e-mailed the media-site link the following day to view on their own computer.
Admission Requirements Specific to the Program
To be admitted to the Traffic Safety Education Certificate program, the applicant must first have obtained a current teaching license from an approved program. In addition the student must:
- Apply for admission to the Traffic Safety Education Graduate Certificate Program through the School of Graduate Studies.
- Submit a non-refundable application fee of $35 payable to SCSU.
- Submit an official undergraduate transcript (s) showing completion of a baccalaureate degree. If your degree was received from SCSU or a sister MnSCU organization, or if you are already admitted to a master's degree program at SCSU, a transcript is not necessary.
- Provide a statement of intent.
- Submit documentation of a current teaching license.
- The GRE examination is not required for this graduate certificate program.
- Domestic admission application deadlines
- International admission application deadlines
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 Colleges and University's (MnSCU) Chancellor's office has provided these reports containing the aforementioned information for all required programs.
Instruction is based on 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 Minnesota Board of Teaching requirements. Students in other states must check with their own state for specific licensure requirements.
TSE 540. Driving Task Analysis, 3 credits
TSE 550. Methods of Classroom Instruction, 3 credits
TSE 570. Methods of In Car Instruction, 3 credits
TSE 580. In Car Instruction Practicum, 1 credit
TSE 590. Issues in Driver Education, 3 credits
Course descriptions are online in the Graduate Catalog http://bulletin.stcloudstate.edu/coursesgb.asp?deptCode=tse
The graduate certificate program meets the requirements of the Minnesota Board of Teaching, rule M-CAR 8710.4350. Visit: http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/arule/8710/4350.html.
- It is important that the applicant have sufficient credits (13) to meet the most recent Minnesota Board of Teaching requirements. Required (13 credits): TSE 540, 550, 570, 580, 590.
- This licensure is available to persons who already hold a teaching license.
- Other interested candidates are welcome to take the TSE courses that plan to teach in a driver education commercial school setting.
- Students in other states must check with their own state for specific licensure requirements.