Health Enhancement and Safety

Traffic Education Teacher Recruitment

Monday, November 25, 2013, 1:02 pm

Traffic education teachers are in demand in Montana. With some planning to retire soon and others needing help to serve the teen driver education needs in their community, districts can encourage a currently employed teacher to seek traffic education approval and endorsement. 

In just a few weeks from late spring to early summer, a Montana educator can receive enough training at MSU-Northern to begin teaching traffic education in mid-summer.  Many of the required courses can be completed online, while others require only two weeks attendance at the Havre campus.

Initial approval from the OPI Traffic Education Office is based on the completion of at least 8 required traffic safety education credits, a valid Montana educator's license, and an acceptable driving record.

Montana traffic education teachers benefit from an active and supportive professional organization. The Montana Traffic Education Association holds an annual spring conference where college credit or renewal units can be earned.  Visit for more information.

To learn more about becoming a teacher of traffic education, visit the OPI's Traffic Education page: Teaching Traffic Education. You will find links to MSU-Northern and other helpful FAQs related to teaching traffic ed in Montana.

For more information, contact Fran Penner-Ray, 406.444.4396