Welcome to Montana State University-Northern!
Thank you for your interest in the Traffic Education Minor/Endorsement offered through MSU-Northern. MSUN is the only institution in Montana that offers a Traffic Education minor/endorsement providing training for students planning to become qualified driving instructors. The minor/endorsement is achieved after the completion of 20 credits (12 required, 8 elective). Students become provisionally certified to teach traffic education after completing the initial 8-credit coursework. Please view the Program Sheet for course requirements.
Pre-registration for summer courses begins March 25. Follow the steps below to complete the admissions and registration process. A detailed checklist is available for you to follow under Resources. Please contact MSU-Northern at 406-265-4148 with any questions.
Admissions & Registration Checklist
Apply for Admission
Submit all materials to MSU-Northern
What You Need to Know about Traffic Education
The 20-credit Traffic Education Minor/Endorsement requires the following:
The initial 8 credits are offered each summer and the dates for 2019 Summer are as follows:
The time schedule for the 8 credits allows you to teach Traffic Education starting the second week in July if all requirements are met and you successfully complete the coursework. You then need to continue working at the rate of 4 semester credits per 5-year renewal cycle of your educator license until you obtain the full traffic education endorsement. See Steps to Receive Traffic Education Approval & Endorsement.
After completing the initial coursework (8 credits), you need to apply to the Office of Public Instruction by completing the TE05 Application for Approval as a Teacher of Traffic Education. The Traffic Education Office at OPI will check to see that you have your educator license and a valid driver license, and that you have a driver record free of disqualifying citations. You are allowed no more than one moving violation in any 12-month period of the previous 36 months...and no DUI in the previous 3 years, or other serious infraction.
Additional information regarding the Traffic Education Endorsement is available online at the Montana Office of Public Instruction's website, https://opi.mt.gov/driver-educators.
Thanks again for your interest in MSU-Northern and the Traffic Education Program!