Ivy Tech to offer training for driver education instructors

Last Updated on May 19, 2016 by cassnetwork

ivytechKOKOMO, Ind. — On June 6, Ivy Tech Corporate College in Kokomo will begin the first of three three-credit courses required to become a licensed driver education instructor in the state of Indiana.

The courses were developed with and under sanctioning of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles and provide all educational requirements to be considered for licensure as a driver education instructor for public and privately owned driving school throughout Indiana.

The first two required courses – in theory and methods – will meet on-line from 6 to 8:50 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays for eight weeks starting June 6. The third course consists of 48 hours of practicum training with a qualified mentor chosen by the student and should be completed by Oct. 14. Portia Plummer, an adjunct instructor for Ivy Tech who earned a doctorate in health and safety education and who has more than 45 years of experience in accredited public and private commercial schools, will instruct the classes. Plummer is credentialed by the BMV as a driving instructor.

Students who complete the three courses and meet other requirements set by the BMV can be licensed as driver education instructors. These courses result in nine credit hours in Ivy Tech’s School of Education and can also be used for continuing education units and professional development activity for already licensed school teachers.

For more information on the three-course program, contact Portia Plummer at 765-438-4292 or by email at pplummer1@ivytech.edu . To register, contact Susan Turrill at 765-252-5497 or e-mail her at sturrill@ivytech.edu.


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