Master Instructor Certification

Overview

CVTA’s Master Instructor Certification offers this third level of education for professional instructors. This level of training is designed to add additional teaching knowledge for CVTA certification and provides instructors with more advanced instruction tools to better serve their students. An instructor brings a unique combination of content knowledge and work experience when training students. Instructors are the lifeblood of our member schools and extremely valuable to producing quality trained drivers.

Our Master Instructor Certification Level is comprised of 7 separate courses to help instructors develop their skills when working with trainees.

 

Certification includes the following courses:

 

Instructor-Directed Strategies

Studies have shown that teachers who are willing to be flexible and vary their teaching methods have an increased rate of capturing the students’ interest. The information in this course will help you understand when and how to use instructor-directed teaching methods like expository and guided discovery.

Syllabus Management

Albert Einstein said, “I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” This course is about the map for the conditions for your students to learn. It will provide essential elements required to develop and manage your course syllabus – a major component of classroom planning – based on the course outline. The syllabus is your guide to classroom content and it enables your students to see, set, and meet their expectations.

Emotional Intelligence

This course examines the components of emotional intelligence and the different learning styles of individuals. It also looks at healthy learning environments that help students succeed in academic and professional pursuits.

Behavior Theories

The information in this course will help instructors understand the theories of human behavior and assist them in creating a management style that supports a positive learning experience for the student.

Dealing with Inappropriate Behavior

Proactive strategies to address and prevent inappropriate student behavior are covered in this course; including integrating an understanding of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs into effective interaction with students and a combating sixteen difficult student behaviors.

Student Directed Strategies

Student-Directed Strategies explores a number of indirect teaching strategies that can be used to help students develop complex concepts.

Problem Solving

This course will help develop problem solving techniques that can be used in any given classroom situation. William Glasser’s research and techniques in effective problem solving provide insight for working with individuals and groups.