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Illinois Driver Education Teacher Endorsement Standard was INCREASED from 16 to 24 semester hours in February 2012.
23 Ill. Adm. Code 252.40 Driver Education Personnel Requirements
a) Qualifications of Teachers - All persons who teach a driver education course
must meet the applicable standards of this subsection (a).
1) A driver education instructor who teaches in a public school district shall hold
a professional educator license endorsed for the secondary grades and either
have an endorsement for safety and driver education or meet the
requirements of 23 Ill. Adm. Code 1.730(q) through January 31, 2012.
Each individual first assigned to teach safety and driver education on or after
February 1, 2012 shall be required to hold a professional educator license
endorsed for both the secondary grades and safety and driver education
pursuant to 23 Ill. Adm. Code 25.100(k).
23 Ill. Adm. Code 25.100(n) Teaching Endorsements on the Professional Educator License
Beginning with applications received on or after February 1, 2012, an endorsement in safety and driver education shall be issued when the applicant provides evidence of having completed 24 semester hours of college credit in the field, with at least 12 semester hours at the upper-division or graduate level as defined by the institution offering the coursework, distributed as follows:
1) 3 semester hours in injury prevention or safety;
2) 12 semester hours in driver education that include:
a. driving task analysis (introduction to driver education);
b. teaching driver education in the classroom;
c. teaching the laboratory portion of the driver education course, including:
i. on-street teaching under the supervision of a qualified driver
ii. the equivalent of at least one semester hour preparation in and use of
iii. the equivalent of at least one semester hour preparation in and use of
d. advanced driver education and emergency evasive driving;
3) 3 semester hours in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and
4) 6 semester hours chosen in any combination from:
a. the use of technology in instruction;
b. safety issues related to alcohol and other drugs;
c. driver education for students with disabilities; and
d. any other safety-related area.
Licensure questions can be directed to the Educator Certification Division at (217) 557-6763