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Advanced Evasive Simulation and Range

  • Template 2019
  • Section TMPL
  • 3 Credits
  • 12/17/2019 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 courses examines the methods for teaching the Simulation and Range phase of Driver Education.  The course includes program design, organization, scheduling, and pedagogy.  Candidates must attend a field experience at a school that has simulation and range instruction.  This course also provides the candidate with instruction in teaching Advanced, Evasive, and Emergency Maneuvers.


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 and administer a quality Driver Education Simulation and Range Program for students.     


Candidates will equip students with the knowledge, perceptions, attitudes, and motor skills necessary to achieve low-risk driving behaviors that will promote a lifetime of incident-free driving. 


Candidates that complete the driver education simulation and range course will become more marketable in an increasingly competitive education field.


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 describe the Historical Perspectives of Simulation and Range phase of Driver Education.  NTDETAS:  2.1, 3.2, 3.2.2 a-m, 3.5 C 1.2, C 1.4
  2. Candidates will examine the State of Illinois Waiver Process in Driver Education. NTDETAS: 2.1, 3.2, 3.2.2 a-m, 3.5 C 1.2, C 1.4
  3. Candidates will demonstrate their ability to schedule, budget, and staff Three or Four Phase Driver Education Programs. NTDETAS:  3.2, 1, 3.5, 4.0, 5.0, C 1.0, C2.0-C 1
  4. Candidates will examine Evasive and Emergency driving principles and procedures used in the Simulation and Range Phase. NTDETAS:  3.2.1, 3.5, 4.0, 5.0, C2.0-C 11.0
  5. Candidates will create a bid proposal for a school administration to select a Simulator system. NTDETAS:  3.2.1, L, 3.5, 4.0, 5.0, C2.0-C 11.0
  6. Candidates will describe “transfer of learning” related to skills from the Classroom, and/or Simulation, and/or the Range which culminate in the Behind-the -Wheel phase. NTDETAS:  2.1, 3.2, 3.5, 4.2.2, 5.0
  7. Candidates will demonstrate their knowledge of the architecture, design, and finances of equipping, developing, and implementing a Range Facility. NTDETAS: 2.1.2a-d, 2.1.4,, 3.2.1, 3.5, 4.0, 5.0
  8. Candidates will utilize appropriate verbal and positioning skills necessary for teaching the Range Phase of Driver Education. NTDETAS:  1.2.5,1.2.7,1.3. 1,3.2.1, 3.5, 4.0, 5.0
  9. Candidates will develop a program design, staffing requirements, and financial aspects of administering Three or Four Phase Driver Education programs.   NTDETAS: 2.1, I, 3.2.2, 3.5, 4.0, 5.0
  10. Candidates will develop appropriate assessments for Simulation and Range lessons.NTDETAS   3.2, 3.5
  11. Candidates will teach a lesson in Simulation and Range. NTDETAS   3.1, 3.4


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.

Written Summary: Role of Driver Simulation

  • Outcome 1
  • Standards: NTDETAS:  2.1, 3.2, 3.2.2 a-m, 3.5 C 1.2, C 1.4

PowerPoint Presentation: The Value of Driver Simulation

  • Outcome 5, 6
  • NTDETAS:  2.1, 3.2, 3.2.1, 3.5, 4.0, 4.2.2, 5.0, C2.0-C 11.0

Written Description: Description of Driver Education Curriculum

  • Outcome 10
  • Standards: NTDETAS   3.2, 3.5

Range Facility Illustration: Design of a Range Facility

  • Outcome 7, 8
  • Standards: NTDETAS: 1.2.5, 1.2.7, 1.3, 1.3.2, 2.1.2a-d, 2.1.4,, 3.2.1, 3.5, 4.0, 5.0

Presentation: Illustration of Lesson and Special Maneuvers

  • Outcome 10:
  • Standards: NTDETAS   3.2, 3.5

Presentation: Emergency and Evasive Situations

  • Outcome 4
  • Standards: NTDETAS:  3.2.1, 3.5, 4.0, 5.0, C2.0-C 11.0

Lessons: Instruction on Simulation and Range

  • Outcome 8, 12
  • Standards: NTDETAS:  1.2.5,1.2.7,1.3. 1,3.2.1, 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 4.0, 5.0

Observation, Lessons, and Reflection: Simulation and Range Instruction and Experience

  • Outcome 2
  • Standards: NTDETAS: 2.1, 3.2, 3.2.2 a-m, 3.5 C 1.2, C 1.4

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