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Driver Education Instructor Preparation Program

Welcome to the Keene State College Driver Education Instructor Preparation Program. This section provides information and links that are useful to both new and certified driver education instructors. Driver Education Instructor Preparation courses are offered through Keene State College Office of Continuing Education. The Fall 2019 course listing is now available.

First-time applicants to the Driver Education Instructor Preparation Program must complete the admission process prior to registering for the first course (Introduction to Traffic Safety). Admission to the program includes a completed application form with recommendations, interview, driving assessment, review of motor vehicle, and criminal records. Driver Education Instructor Preparation Program applicants will find a New Hampshire or Vermont application at these weblinks. Each packet provides state specific information on the driver education instructor /certification/license process and the paperwork needed for application to the Keene State program. Interested applicants should download the application packet for the state in which they will be applying for a credential or contact the Office of Continuing Education for an appropriate application packet. An applicant’s course registrations will not be processed, nor will a seat be reserved, until the application process is complete.

Driver Education Instructor Preparation Program Courses

Keene State College courses fulfill the NH Department of Safety and the Vermont Agency of Education and Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles requirements. The following courses are offered twice a year:

  • SAFE 222 Introduction to Traffic Safety

  • SAFE 333 Driver Education Classroom Methods

  • SAFE 444 In-Vehicle Driver Education Methods

The following courses are each offered ONCE a year:

  • PH 490 Alcohol, Drugs, and Driving (Spring term)
  • EDUC 495 Adolescent Growth and Development (Spring term)
  • EDSP 290 Special Education in the Schools (Fall term)
  • EDUC 290 Learning Styles/Teaching Styles (Fall term)
  • SAFE 490 Zone Control (Fall term)

Individuals seeking a Vermont license should review the material from either the Vermont Agency of Education or Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles to determine courses required for a license from either agency.

*Tuition and fees are established by the University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees and may be adjusted at any time.

Textbooks

Textbooks are required for several of these courses. Books are available through the Keene State College Bookstore, and can be ordered and shipped by visiting keene.bncollege.com. The Bookstore accepts all major credit cards as well as Barnes and Noble Gift Cards. For questions about text books, please contact the Bookstore directly at 603-358-2651.

For more information, contact the Driver Education Program Coordinator, Gary Guzouskas by email, or at 603-903-9925.

Class Location:

Keene State College Safety Center
1050 Perimeter Rd, Suite 202 Manchester, NH 03103 800-449-6742 Google Map

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Office of Continuing Education and Extended Studies
continuing-ed@keene.edu
(603) 358-2290
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Elliot Hall, First Floor, Suite 144
Keene State College
229 Main Street
Keene, NH 03435-2605