Old Course Code: ITIIR
Instructional Hours: 36.00
ACE Code: ITIIR
The objective of this five day program provides instructor candidates the opportunity to develop individual lesson plans for a specific topic including learning objectives, instructional aides, and a educationally sound, objective-based certification course that addresses the Job Performance Requirements (JPR's) of NFPA 1041, Standard for Fire Service Instructor's Professional Qualifications, Chapters 5 and 6, 2002 edition.
Major topics covered in the course are planning instruction, five-step process for planning and training management; needs analysis; course objectives; task analysis; lesson plan components; formats; crating, modifying, adapting, and using lesson plans; testing and evaluation; management and supervision of training; policies records, scheduling, and standards; recruiting and selecting instructors; and budget and resource management. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, classroom exercises audio/visual material, learner presentations/reports, a research paper, observations, development and presenting a training program.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to plan and develop all aspects of course curriculum, including a needs analysis, task analysis, course goals and objectives, a lesson plan, instructional support materials, and evaluation instruments.
Attendance requirements, assignments and successful completion of final examination and research projects enable the participant to request Fire Instructor II/III certification from the Maryland Fire Service Personnel Qualifications Board (MFSPQB) and the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board).
ACE Credit Recommendations:
The ACE/CREDIT recommendation for this course is Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate or upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Fire Science Technology, Public Administration, or Adult Education (11/94). NOTE: Credit should not be granted for both Methods of Instruction Level I and this course because the content of Methods of Instruction I is repeated in the Level II course. Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate or upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Fire Science, Adult Education, or Vocational Education (12/99). NOTE: Credit should not be awarded for both Methods of Instruction: Instructor Training Course, Instructor I and this course.
MFRI Fire Instructor I (ITIR) or equivalent