HED 443s***

Developing Classroom Skills and Program Administration:
Driver Education Classroom Experiences


Note:  The materials and course topics within pertain to the Web based, distance learning/in school teaching sections of HED 443s



Classroom Topics/ Presentations



Use of Technology



Relating to Real World of Driving



Budgeting and Scheduling

This course is now taught as a part Web based, ILP or distance learning course and part where the student is teaching driver education classroom in a public school with a Master Driver Education Teacher.  The course syllabus below describes the course in detail in regards to assignment requirements.  The student who wants to enroll in this course must complete teaching application and initiate completion of the agreement for placement form (completed by SIUC and public school) before doing anything else. Requirements for the Master Driver Education Teacher are indicated.  Contact the instructor at safety@siu.edu if you have any questions.

Driver Education Teaching Experience Application

This form must be completed by the student enrolled in HED 443s before making any making any contact with the public school in which he/she want to teach driver education classroom.

Agreement for Placement of Driver Education Teaching Experience by Southern Illinois University Carbondale

This agreement form between SIUC and the school where the student wants to teach classroom driver education must be completed by SIUC and the school before the student can be involved in any driver education activities.

Working with a Master Teacher

The requirements of the Master Teacher and what the Master Teacher agrees to do.

How to be successful in this course

This provides you with information on how to make this course a good experience in regards to doing and sending assignments.

Course Detailed Outline

The outline provides the student with a detailed list of course objectives, content covered, and references.

Topical Outline and Percent Value

Course Syllabus

Learning activities will focus on preparing the prospective driver education teacher to conduct Driver Education classroom instruction with application to classroom organization, maintaining a learning environment, developing instructional modules, and the conduct of learning experiences.  Also the course will focus on those program administration features that will provide the driver education teachers with the ability to conduct a successful program.

Copy of Transparencies/ PowerPoint Information Used in Course

A 122 slide PowerPoint presentation that focus on the teaching aspects of driver education.  Student should use the slides as a preview of what will be covered in class and as a review.  Those students enrolled in the Web based, distance learning or ILP course version of HED 443s should review the content of the information to enhance the teaching assignments that they will have with a Master Teacher.

Special Content Areas in HED 443s (the place to really get into the heart of HED 443s administrative topics in driver education, including rules and regulations and administrative procedures)

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Instructor Information

Contact Dr. Ritzel at safety@siu.edu or through his Web page at ritzel.siuc.edu

***Starting 1 January 2003, any student enrolled in a section of an Individual Learning Program (ILP), Web based course through the SIUC Division of Continuing Education offered during Spring semester 2003 and afterward and taught by Dale O. Ritzel will have to complete the course within the 20 weeks from the date of enrollment.  If the coursework is not complete completed within 20 weeks, the student may request an extension.  An extension will only be granted by the Division of Continuing Education if 20% or more of the coursework (210  points or more) is completed.  Since grades have to be received by the University at the end of the regular semester, the student will receive a grade of INC (incomplete) if they have not completed and had graded ALL assignments.   If an extension has been approved by Continuing Education, then you have one year from the end of the semester which you initially enrolled in HED 443s to complete the course.  If the work is not completed within one year, the University automatically turns the grade into an F.  I will only complete and process a grade change card when you finish ALL of the course assignments.  If the student does not complete the ILP course in 20 weeks, the final grade given after completion of all course work will be dropped by one grade up to the one year time frame.  Do not ask me to sign a form allowing you to drop the course if the semester you were enrolled in the course has been completed.  In order to receive a grade in any course, you must complete ALL assignments.  Please note: All incompletes turn to an F upon Graduation, please plan accordingly and complete all course requirements at least a month prior to finals week.  So if you enroll in this course during the semester in which you plan on graduating, then you need to complete the course during the regular semester and NOT in 20 weeks.  If you plan on graduating in a future semester from the time of enrollment and you have gone beyond the 20 weeks and have received an extension approved by The Division of Continuing Education, then you still need to complete the course during the semester which you will be graduating. 



Web page updated 17 August 2011

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