Traffic Education (TED)

TED 452. Traffic Ed & Adolescent Brain. 3 Credits.

This is an introductory course to neuroeducation (or mind/brain education) that incorporates cognative neuroscience, cognative psychology, and education, and specifically explores how the adolescent mind/brain functions, and relates these to traffic education. the emphasis will be on developing a practical understanding how the mind/brain system work, and making practical applications of that knowledge in designing traffic education lessons for young drivers.

TED 454. Impaired & Distracted Driving. 2 Credits.

The purpose of this course is to increase teacher candidates' awareness of common contributors to impairment and distraction and their effect on a person's ability to operate a vehicle safely. topics include pharacology and toxicology of alcohol, signs/symptons of commonly abused drugs, distractions (such as cell phones, entertainment and climate controls, and passengers), and state of mind, fatigue, and drowsiness. Related statutes, national standards for collecting data from traffic accidents, and field sobriety testing, arrest, prosecution, and adjudication will also be examined.

TED 455. Crash Dynamics. 2 Credits.

The purpose of this course is to increase teacher candidates' understanding of the cuases, effects, and dynamics of motor vehicle crashes. Teacher candidates will be introduced to crash scene analysis and reconstruction, including the forces involved and mechanisms of injury to people and vehicles, an analysis of vehicle damage and injury profiles, and applicable statues. The course requires practical applications of mathematics and physics.

TED 456. Coaching Novice Drivers. 2 Credits.

The purpose of this course is to develop teacher candidates' foundational understanding of theoretical and philosophical principles of coaching, as well as practical coaching skills , as they apply to the driving task. the course emphasizes how specific coaching and training techniques can be used to safely and effectively scaffold novice drivers from a classroom learning context, to a behind-the-wheel learning context, and ultimately to an independent real workd driving context. The metacognitive skills required for self-awareness, self-evaluation, and self-development will be stressed.

TED 457. Roadway Safety Tech & Design. 2 Credits.

This course provides teacher candidates with a conceptual overview of the principles of road and highway engineering from a safety perspective. The course is designed to provide a broad, interdisciplinary understanding of the history, laws, institutions, and research methods that guide the approach to road safety (i.e. engineering, highway safety, public health, public policy, research, data and analysis, etc.) The relationship between the design and layout of roads and highways and the charateristics of vechiles, drivers, and pedestrians will be examined.

TED 458. Vehicle Safety Tech & Design. 2 Credits.

This course provides teacher candidates with a conceptual overview of the principles of motor vechicle engineering from a safety perspective. The course is designed to provide a broad, interdisciplinary understanding of the history, laws, institutions, and reaserch methods that guide the approach to vehicle safety (i.e., engineering, highway safety, public health, public policy, research, data and analysis, etc.). The course includes a review of a broad selection of advances in vehicle design, construction, and equipment to minimize the occurrence and consequences of crashes.

TED 459. Adaptive Driver Education. 1 Credit.

This course provides teacher condidates with a general introduction to driving rehabilitation. the course consists of an overview of critical issues related to driving assessment and training for students with a variety of special needs and includes review of adaptive equipment and vehicle modifications. The course is designed to enable teacher candidates to work more effectively as a team member with special education teachers, occupational therapists, and medical experts to assist students with special needs.

TED 461. Methods of Traffic Safety Ed. 3 Credits.

This foundational course for the preparation of teachers in field safety. Teacher candidates will be intorduced to the history and phiosophy of traffic safety. the emphasis willbe on the classroom instruction phase of traffic safety in the high school program, including mathods, materials, organization, assessment, and driver task analysis. Teacher candidates will practice delivery of classroom theory lessions to their peers. Corequistie TED 462 Meathods of Behind-the-wheel Instruction.

TED 462. Methods of Behind-the-Wheel In. 3 Credits.

This foundational course for the preparation of teachers in the field of traffic safety. The emphasis will be on the behind-the-wheel phase of traffic safety education in the high school program, including methods and application of content knowledge and skills. Teacher candidates will practice behin-the-wheel lessons with their instructor and peers, as well as deliver supervised behind-the-wheel lessons to high school students. Corequistie: TED 461 Methods of Traffic Safety Education.

TED 465. Motor Vehicle Law. 2 Credits.

This course is designed to build teacher candidates' awarness and understanding of Montana's motor vehicle laws and regulations, as well as of the Uniform Vehicle Code. Topics include how laws are made, enancted and enforced, teh frequency and severity of violoations and their impact on society, the consequences resulting from violations, and how to read and research Montana Code Annotated. The elements and the level of proof needed for arrest and prosecution are also introduced.

TED 468. Safety Education. 2 Credits.

this course is designed to introduce teacher candidates to the basic principles of safety education, including personl safety, public safety, occupational safety, and school safety with a particular emphasis on traffic safety. topics include unintentional injury prevention, behavior and environmental modification strategies, OSHA standards and guidelines, and the development of safety programs.

TED 592. Independent Study. 1-12 Credits.