Course Information

Minot State offers courses in Driver's Education for a variety of purposes. For information on courses and how to register, expand the area below that relates to the reason why you are taking Driver's Education courses.

DTS 230 - Driver and Traffic Safety Education (3 semester hours)
This course is an introduction to driver and traffic safety education. The purpose of the course is to train the prospective instructor to teach the classroom portion of driver education.
This course is offered in fall, spring, and summer semesters. More...

DTS 260 - Teenage Driving Behavior Problems (2 semester hours)
This is a course that examines current literature on teenage driving behavior in order to prepare potential driver education teachers to teach good decision-making skills to young drivers.
This course is only offered in the spring semester. More...

DTS 350 - Advanced Driving (3 semester hours)
This course trains the prospective instructor how to develop and teach in-car lessons. Advanced driving teaches prospective teachers how to improve the driving skills, perception skills, decision making skills, and general driving ability of their students.
This course is offered in fall, spring, and summer semesters. More...

DTS 450 - Organization, Administration, & Supervision of Traffic Safety Education (2 semester hours)
This course covers how to organize, schedule, and manage a driver education program. Topics include: reporting procedures as required by state offices. Prerequisite or Corequisite: DTS 230.
This course is offered in fall, spring, and summer semesters. More...

ED 299 - Special Topics (1 or 2 semester hours)
This is an undergraduate level independent study offered by arrangement. The one semester hour independent study requires a research paper on a driver and traffic safety topic approved by the instructor. The two semester hour independent study requires a research paper, lesson plans for teaching the topic, and an objective test over the topic.


North Dakota Driver Education Minor Equivalency Endorsement

Certification of driver and traffic safety educators in North Dakota is now a function of the Education Standards and Practices Board, 2718 Gateway Avenue, Suite 303, Bismarck, ND 58503. The Executive Director is Dr. Janet Placek Welk. Her email address is jwelk@nd.gov. The phone number is (701) 328-9646.

For information about endorsements or licensure in other states, please visit the Driver Education State Authorization web site.


Registration Instructions

If you have never taken a class at Minot State University you must complete an admission application prior to registering for the class. Instructions for this process can be obtained by visiting this website:
   → Undergraduate Non-Degree Seeking Student Information
 
Please contact Jolina Miller (701-858-3218) for more information.
 
Classes can be canceled if enrollment numbers are not sufficient.

Non-credit Option

ED 2000 - ND Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association Conference Workshop (1 semester hour)
This weekend conference will be held in Mandan, ND in the spring. One semester hour credit of non-degree graduate credit can be earned. Visit the NDDTSEA website for more information.
 
Please contact Amy Woodbeck (701-858-3989) for workshop availability and registration.
 

Minor Driver Recertification Course (non-credit)
This online course is for minors (persons under the age of 18) whose driver's license has been canceled by the Department of Transportation or individuals who are completing an approved North Dakota Commercial Driving School road test waiver program. This course meets the requirements of the Department of Transportation for relicensing purposes. For further information and registration go to:

   → Driver's License Recertification

Please contact Jessica Hudson (701-858-3983) for more information.