Instructional Hours: 33.00
Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to organize and teach a course effectively using existing lesson plans. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to plan instruction, using a variety of instructional methods; teach diverse learners; evaluate course outcomes; and address the critical issues of safety and the legal issues of training.
Course Description: Major topics covered in this course are the challenges of emergency services instruction; speaking before a group; safety: the instructor's role; legal considerations; the psychology of learning; instructional delivery practical training evolutions; and instructional media, testing, and evaluation. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, learner presentations and small group learning activities.
Successful Completion: Students must attend required classroom sessions, complete all required online and classroom activities and homework assignments, demonstrate proficiency in instructional skills, receive a satisfactory evaluation on the final classroom presentation and obtain a score of 70% or better on the final written examination. This course satisfies the professional certification requirements for Fire Service Instructor I.
There are no prerequisites for this course.