Our team truly believes that driving instructors play a critical role in the lives of their students, which is why we have developed a program that allows us to invest in, and share our expertise with, the future instructors in our industry. On top of the personal satisfaction that comes from teaching others, the drivers education career is also financially rewarding and offers a flexible workload. New instructors can expect to earn around $15-$20 per hour and have the freedom to work around life's other commitments.
The Driver Education Instructor position requires proper training to equip you with the necessary tools to be an effective educator. The Century Driving Group offers all of the essential components for certification by the State of Michigan to teach driver’s education to both teens and adults.
In order to receive your certification to become an instructor the State of Michigan requires you to take four, all of which are offered by Century Driving Group.
Practicum (30 hours) Each of the first three courses, are three weeks in length back–to–back. When it comes time for your practicum, Century Driving Group will help pair you with one of their seasoned instructors who will help you develop your skills as a Driver Ed. Instructor. During your practicum, you will split 30 hours between classroom teaching and behind the wheel instruction.
What You Can Expect
Classes will be held at the Hudsonville Office. The address is 5645 Balsam Drive, Hudsonville, MI 49426.
Course 1: IP 501: Driver Task Analysis
A 3 week class examining the role of drivers in relation to the highway transportation system and factors that influence driving ability.
Course 2: IP 502: Developing Classroom Instructional Knowledge
A 3 week class examining the importance of classroom education. Students will continue to build on their theoretical knowledge base.
Course 3: IP 503: Developing Vehicle Operational Skills
A more hands on class, students will learn the techniques and skills to effectively and safely instruct in a vehicle.
Course 4: IP 504: Practicum
For your practicum, Century Driving Group will help pair you with one of their seasoned instructors to help you continue to develop your skills as an educator. During your practicum, you will split 30 hours between classroom teaching and behind the wheel instruction.
- $500.00 per class or you may pay the full $2000.00 up front for all 4 classes.
- $50.00 deposit to hold your place in the selected class date is non-refundable and nontransferable.
What You Will Need
Class Materials (including a New Copy of ADTSEA 3.0 Curriculum): $200.00
Lab work - may require use of your own vehicle to establish routes and complete the intersection analysis.
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