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Driver Task Analysis

  • Template 2018
  • Section TMPL
  • 3 Credits
  • 10/01/2018 to 07/29/2100
  • Modified 08/15/2023

Mission Statement

As a Catholic university rooted in the liberal arts, we are a welcoming community of learners challenged by Franciscan values and charism, engaged in a continuous pursuit of knowledge, faith, wisdom, and justice, and ever mindful of a tradition that emphasizes reverence for creation, compassion and peacemaking. We strive for academic excellence in all programs, preparing women and men to contribute to the world through service and leadership. 


This course provides an overview of the history and philosophy of designing and maintaining a safe and successful driver education program.  The curriculum is focused on developing a strong foundation of the administrative, organizational, legal, financial and procedural aspects of driver education.  Candidates will be introduced to the key elements needed to develop, maintain, and evaluate an existing driver education program, as well as developing a new program.


College of Education Mission

The mission of the College of Education is to prepare competent and caring educators who understand students, serve the community and develop professionally to become ethical decision-makers and leaders.


Candidates will develop an understanding of the administration of a safe and successful Driver Education program for students.


 Candidates will increase personal knowledge of the legal aspects and foundations of Driver Education to produce safe drivers for the community..


Candidates will serve as role models by improving personal knowledge and instructional skills related to facilitating the safe and correct techniques for operating a motor vehicle. 


Access to standards referenced in this section can be found HERE

By the conclusion of the course, each participant will be able to do the following:

  1. Candidates will examine the historical perspectives of the development of Driver Education
  • NTDETAS: 3.2.1b, 3.2.2, 3.5, C1.0, C1.4; ITASC 4
  1. Candidates will critique the best instructional practices for teaching Driver Education
  • NTDETAS: 2.1, 3.2, 3.5, C1.2, C1.4 ITASC 4,7,9
  1. Candidates will evaluate and demonstrate knowledge of Illinois State driving laws and the Graduated Licensing Program
  • NTDETAS: 3.2, 3.5, 4.0, 5.0, C1.0, C2.0-C11.0; ITASC 3,4,9
  1. Candidates will examine defensive and safe driving principles and driver education values as well as integrate state/national educational standards regarding Driver Education
  • NTDETAS: 3.2.1, 3.5, 4.0, 5.0, C2.0-C11.0 ITASC 3,7,8
  1. Candidates will demonstrate knowledge of Chapter 252.0 Administrative Rules of the Illinois State Board of Education and Chapter 106.0 Administrative Rules of the Illinois Secretary of State, and the content knowledge of the Driver Education course standards and the curricula as related to teaching a successful Driver Education Program
  • NTDETAS: 3.2.1, 3.2, 3.5, 4.0, 5.0, C2.0-C11.0; ITASC
  1. Candidates will describe the role of the Illinois Secretary of State and Illinois State Board of Education in terms of approval and funding Driver Education
  • NTDETAS: 3.2.1, 3.5, 4.0, 5.0; ITASC
  1. Candidates will design and evaluate program, staffing requirements, and financial aspects of administering the Four Phases of Driver Education.
  • NTDETAS: 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.5, 4.0, 5.0;  ITASC 4,5,7


Content and Text Related Discussions

Candidates will be assigned discussion topics to complete each week/module.  The discussion assignments relate to readings and topics pertaining to the design and maintenance of a driver education program.

  • Course Outcomes: 1-7
  • Standards: NTDETAS

Construction of Bulletin Board Plan for Traffic Safety

Candidates will prepare a plan for a bulletin board utilizing vehicle statistics.

  • Course Outcomes: 1,3
  • Standards: NTDETAS:  3.2, 3.5, 4.0, 5.0, C 1.0, C2.0-C 11.0

Identification of Historical Event in Traffic Safety

Candidates will explain the historical perspective of the development of Driver Education and provide an overview of the future of this program.

  • Outcomes:  1, 3, 5
  • Standards: 3.1.2, 3.2.1b, c, C 1.2

Driver Education Instructor Law

Candidates will analyze and evaluate the various sections of the Illinois Driver Education Act.

  • Course Outcomes: 5, 7, 8, 9
  • Standards: NTDETAS: 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0

Construction of Program Budget Proposal

Candidates will create a working budget for a public-school driver education program.

  • Course Outcomes: 10
  • Standards: NTDETAS: 1.1.2, 2.0, 3.0

Delivery of Driver Education

Candidates will create a curriculum plan for a Driver Education Curriculum that appropriately meets national/state standards and expectations

  • Course Outcomes: 2, 4, 6, 7, 10,
  • Standards: NTDETAS: 3.0, 4.0

Student Checklist Sheet

Candidates will create a Behind the Wheel classroom lesson that includes an effective and appropriate guided practice.

  • Course Outcomes: 4, 6,
  • Standards: NTDETAS: 3.0, C 2.0, C3.0

Mapping Student Practice Sites for Turns and Parking

Candidates will create a Behind the Wheel classroom lesson for turnabout maneuvers.

  • Course Outcomes: 2,4,6,7
  • Standards: NTDETAS: C 5.0

Managing Risk 

Candidates will create an effective multimedia presentation on the use of the IPDE system of risk management using photos of areas relevant to a local location from an online map application.

  • Course Outcomes: 2, 4, 6
  • Standards: NTDETAS: 3.2, C 6.0, C 7.0

Analysis of a Local Intersection

Candidates will identify a local intersection, analyze potential hazards and provide strategies for reduction of risk management.

  • Course Outcomes:2, 6,
  • Standards: NTDETAS:  C 1.2, C 4.0,

Developing an Engaging Student Assignment: Driver Responsibilities

Candidates will create a classroom assignment that supports the education of being a consumer.

  • Course Outcomes: 2,4,6
  • Standards: NTDETAS: 3.2, C 12.0

Course Evaluation and Weighting of Assignments:

The following point values will be used and equated to a final grade. Scoring rubrics for discussions, assignments, and the final project will be provided in the Course Resources Module.

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