Department of Health Education and Promotion

College of Health and Human Performance

Public School Teacher Licensure in Driver Education

Public School Teacher Licensure in Driver Ed

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An add-on license to a current teaching license in the state of North Carolina (12 semester hours). Courses for licensure as a driver education teacher in the public school system are available on campus or via the East Carolina University distance education program. Prior admission to East Carolina University is required for enrollment.

Readmission (For those that haven't taken a course for a major term or longer)

Online Readmission Application for Undergraduate Post Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure (http://www.ecu.edu/admissions/Applications.cfm)

Directions: Select "Online Undergraduate Admission Application", read the application instructions carefully. Please note that you DO NOT need to send high school transcripts or achievement test scores. On the application you will only need to complete the items with the * symbol. For "Entrance Status" you will want to select "Readmit", for Desired Major you will want to select "Teacher Licensure". Please note that during the application you will be asked to provide your ECU ID given that you have previously attended ECU. You will need to pay the fee ONLY if it has been more than 12 months since you were last enrolled in courses as a post baccalaureate student. If your official transcripts from your bachelor's degree are on file with the Admissions Office you will NOT need to resend them. If you have questions about whether or not you need to pay the fee or send transcripts please call 252-328-6640.

Paper Readmission Application for Undergraduate Post Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure (http://www.ecu.edu/admissions/Applications.cfm)

Directions: Select "Download Undergraduate Post Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure Application ", print and complete the application. You will want to select "Readmission " as the application type. You will need to pay the fee ONLY if it has been more than 12 months since you were last enrolled in courses as a post baccalaureate student. If your official transcripts from your bachelor's degree are on file in the Admissions Office you will NOT need to resend them. If you have questions about whether or not you need to pay the fee or send transcripts please call 252-328-6640.

Request for Transcript Form

Successful completion of the following 12 semester hours is needed for licensed teachers to obtain add-on licensure in driver education. The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) administers a required written test and road test as part of the licensure process.

** Please note the information in the Undergraduate Catalog is not correct. For questions, please contact Dr. Shrader at shraderj@ecu.edu.

Courses:

DRED 2000: Introduction to Driver and Traffic Safety* - 3 semester hours; offered in fall, spring, & summer semesters; textbook and valid driver's license required.

DRED 2330: K-12 Safety Education* - 3 semester hours; offered in fall, spring, and summer semesters

DRED 3309: Advanced Driver and Traffic Safety Education* - 3 semester hours; offered in fall and summers semesters; textbook required

DRED 3320/3321: Laboratory programs in Driver and Traffic Safety Education* - 3 semester hours; offered ONLY in spring semester; course requires an on-campus weekend visit to East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.

* The semester that a particular course is offered is subject to change. Please consult the Division of Continuing Studies and the official university course registration schedule for current course offerings.

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