Top of Page
Skip main navigation

Endorsement

The driver education endorsement program is available to Florida teachers who possess certification in other subject areas and wish to teach high school driver education. The courses leading to the endorsement will review basic driving rules and procedures associated with driving as well as how to implement these procedures using engaging instructional strategies. Teaching strategies to assist participants with classroom implementation will be used throughout the three courses in sequence. Sample teaching strategies and curriculum connections will also be included in the three courses.

For Students with Previously Earned College Degrees

For Students with Degrees Earned Outside the United States

  • Completed admission application packet, including $50 nonrefundable application fee made payable to Nova Southeastern University.
  • We require proof of English proficiency from ALL student unless they are from these countries – Commonwealth Caribbean, Bermuda, Canada, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand. Exceptions can be made with Skype interviews.

    Students for whom their high school education was NOT at an English speaking institution or for whom English is NOT their native language, must be able to demonstrate adequate English skills by submitting one of the following:

    • Proof of graduation from a U.S. regionally-accredited high school.
    • College transcript with one "English Composition One" course at a U.S. regionally-accredited college with a grade of C or better.
    • Proof of English language proficiency with a passing score on one of the following:
      • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 213 on the computer-based test; 550 on the paper-based test; or 79 on the Internet-based test
      • International English Language Testing System (IELTS*): 6.0 or higher on the test module
      • Pearson Test of English-Academic (PTE Academic): Overall score of 54 or higher
      • iTep Academic (International Test of English Proficiency): Overall score of 3.9 or higher
      • Passing Level 9 from TALK International
      • Completion and passing of ELS Level 112 Intensive Program English for Academic Purposes
      • SAT verbal scores of 520 or above, or ACT English score of 20

(9 CREDITS)

EDUC 4910 - Introduction to Driver Education
Please refer to the Course Catalog or contact Academic Services.

EDUC 4911 - Instructional Strategies and Methods for Teaching Advanced Driver Education
Please refer to the Course Catalog or contact Academic Services.

EDUC 4912 - Administration and Supervision of Driver Traffic Safety Education
Please refer to the Course Catalog or contact Academic Services.

Coursework in the driver education endorsement is available to working professionals fully online. The online program allows students to receive and submit coursework and interact with participants and professors via the Internet, which allows busy professionals to complete their credential without having to leave their jobs or travel long distances.

Satisfactory completion of required coursework

The driver education endorsement, state approved in Florida, provides the competencies necessary to meet all Florida Department of Education requirements for driver education instruction. Students who successfully complete the required coursework must apply for endorsement through the Florida Department of Education. Information about the process can be found at www.fldoe.org/edcert/add_endorse_pro.asp.

Undergraduate Admissions: 1-800-338-4723

Return to top of page